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Training programme is rough, we’re told (6)


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'training programme' is the definition.
'course' can be an answer for 'programme' (programme of study). I'm not sure about the 'training' bit.

'rough we're told' is the wordplay.
'rough' becomes 'coarse' (associated in meaning).
'we're told' indicates a 'sounds like' (homophone) clue.
'coarse' sounds like 'COURSE'.

'is' acts as a link.

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(Other definitions for course that I've seen before include "Path along which something moves" , "Syllabus" , "Path, track" , "passage" , "Route or meal segment" .)

I've seen this clue in The Times.
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