Adventure Training (AT)
Each year the school organises a one week Adventure Training exercise. For cadets who enjoy AT activities they can go to CCAT who run courses and expeditions throughout the year. Below is the programme for 2015/2016 and an explanatory letter.
These are fantastic opportunities which are heavily subsidised by the MOD. Most activities are organised in the school holidays. You can build your experiences and gain instructor qualifications in many areas of AT. If you are interested please book via the CCF staff at school.
Annual Camp will include military and adventurous training and supervision is provided by MOD personnel, Contingent Officers and Adult Instructors. The camp is the culmination of the school year and for many cadets is the highlight of their cadet experience.
Cadet training is mainly of an active and practical nature, generally conducted outdoors. Some lunch-time shooting is carried out in the school 25 metre range. In the summer and winter terms there is a Field Weekend when training takes place on a local MOD training area. In the spring term and at Annual Camp, there is a Range Day, when cadets fire weapons under the supervision and control of our qualified officers and the local Cadet Training Team. The team comprises of regular service personnel selected to train cadets. Annual Camp takes place for a week at the end of the summer term. Adventure Training usually takes place for a week in the Easter holiday. The training aims to make cadets proficient in a number of basic skills of both a military and character-building nature, and to develop powers of leadership and self-confidence. Subjects include:
Drill is taught for disciplined and efficient movement of cadets, particularly for ceremonial parades, on Inspection Day, Founder’s Day and at CCF Annual Camp.
Live Firing Marksmanship Training is taught and tested to competition standard with the Air Rifle, .22 No.8 Target Rifle and the 5.56 mm Cadet Rifle. Until a cadet has passed the mandatory Weapon Handling Safety Test for each weapon, they are not allowed to fire the weapons.
Fieldcraft is taught to enable cadets to move individually or in sections in the field, in daylight or darkness, with or without weapons and equipment as required, and to act as a sentry. Fieldcraft includes patrolling, ambushes, section and platoon attacks.
First Aid is taught to cadets at various levels. Staff members are First Aid trained, to cover the type and location of all CCF training being carried out.
ARMY PROFICIENCY CERTIFICATES are awarded to cadets who have qualified in several compulsory training topics and one Advanced Training activity. Assessments include Inspection and Drill, Shooting and Safety, Map and Compass, Fieldcraft and Self Reliance. If these are completed successfully, the cadet is entitled to wear a Half Red Star on the uniform. If the cadet also qualifies in an Advanced Subject, then a Full Red Star may be worn. Qualification in two or more Advanced Subjects leads to the award of a Yellow Star. Various other Proficiency Badges are worn when they are awarded. The overall time for a cadet to qualify for the APC is usually between five and six terms.
Additional courses of various types are available to some senior cadets (Years 10+). The courses include Cadet Leadership, Royal Signals, Outward Bound, Skiing, Canoeing and Climbing. Cadets who attend such courses receive professional instruction and receive an end of course report. Transport to and from such courses is free and food is included in the course cost (usually a total of £30 for the weeks training).
Insurance is in place covering all CCF training activities, including travel when in uniform between home and school and travel in vehicles to authorised CCF training at locations away from school. Personal possessions must however be covered by personal insurance cover. Cadets are discouraged from bringing valuable, fragile and/or expensive items on training exercises, both at school and on camps. Pen Knives with blades no more than 2 inches are allowed.
Training Subject Info
Skill At Arms (SAA)
Summer Camp 2015