Many thanks for all the replies and advice. In a way its good to see some slightly differing opinions so it doesn't feel like a stupid question - although some things seem very obvious when written down that I should have done - having a more in-depth discussion with the instructor for one to see how accommodating he can be - maybe he can gage interest for a course catering for BP/W wearers. As I'm in no rush this might be a good option, taking differing kit out of the equation for teaching + I'll be training in the kit I'm going to wear + I'll be getting local training and from a recommended instructor. At least my pocket packing is up to scratch!!