In short, no. It might help you in some ways because it can give you another perspective, and it might hinder you in others because it will guide your thinking in a specific way. But all three trimesters have been designed so they don’t require any previous knowledge except basics such as:
You should know the names of all the instruments on the drums and you should know what a measure is.
You will learn how to read music in the course - this is an unfortunate necessity for communicating the techniques you will learn. And we will cover some very basic music theory in the second trimester. But it's not our focus.
Not including music theory was actually one of my biggest personal breakthroughs as a teacher, when I realized that explaining upper structures and dominant substitutes don't actually matter very much in practice.
It took a lot of confidence to decide against music theory for this course. It is, after all, my magnum opus and it should teach you everything I know.
However, I realized that I learned how to write songs without being able to read music, and that almost all the hit songwriters I know don't read music either.
So will that make the course less in-depth, less hardcore, less professional? I like to think the opposite - that thinking outside of music theory opens up a whole new world of teaching.
I don't want to spend 4 modules explaining music theory to you, when in the end, you won't be using it very much. You might understand some things a little better, but honestly, it doesn't matter. Says me, Bachelor of Music and huge music theory nerd.