ACADEMIC TRAINING

ACADEMIC TRAINING

BTEC AVIATION STUDIES

As an air cadet you will receive structured academic lessons from initial joining. Lessons will be given utilising PowerPoint and practicals with multi-choice exams now being completed on an e-learning platform known as Ultilearn. Cadets must answer at least 50% of the questions correctly in each exam to pass the classification. On completion of passing all the classifications cadets are awarded a BTEC Certificate in Aviation Studies. Cadets can then go on to work towards a BTEC Diploma in Public Services.

 

Cadets will initially study towards their First Class classification. This currently differs from other classification as cadets do not take exams but are assessed to ensure that they have an understanding of each of the six subjects. On passing their First Class they will then start studies toward Leading Cadet, Senior and Master Air Cadet. In each case the cadet must pass exams in three subjects on Ultilearn. Each level will take up to a year on average as academic studies is only part of what cadets do.

 

     

 

NCO COURSES

Cadets who have been promoted to the rank of Cadet Corporal have to complete the Junior NCO course to have their appointment confirmed. This is an intense weekend course which not all pass on their first attempt. The course not only covers drill but leadership, communication and presentation skills, all of which is aimed at equipping the Corporals with skills needed to be an effective  junior NCO. Some images of a recent course can be located here.

The Senior NCO Course is also a weekend pass or fail course which is aimed at cadets who are sergeants and wish to progress to Cadet Flight Sergeant and Cadet Warrant Officer Ranks. This course develops presentation skills as well as leadership skills.

 

ADVENTURE TRAINING

CORPS OF DRUMS

CAMPS

DUKE OF EDINBURGH

FLYING & GLIDING

SHOOTING

SPORT

WING EVENTS