Leadership Courses

Leadership training

As you become more experienced as a cadet you’ll take on extra responsibilities and have further opportunities to develop your self-confidence and leadership skills. Formal leadership training is provided at the following three levels – they’ll test your mettle but this is where you can really get noticed!

  • Wing and Regional      Leadership Courses
    Typically two or three days long, aimed at training potential Junior NCOs      (Corporals) and Senior NCOs (Sergeants and above). This will sort out the      natural leaders and if that includes you, you could improve your rank.
  • Cadet Leadership Courses
    There are three sets of Cadet Leadership Courses, which are aimed at 16      and 17 year olds. Each course lasts a week and ends with the award of the      Cadet Leadership Badge if completed. The Army Cadet Force (ACF) runs three      courses over the Easter period at Nesscliff in Shropshire and three courses      in July at Frimley Park in Surrey. Sea Cadets also take part along with      Army Cadets, so be ready for some serious competition! The Combined Cadet      Force (CCF) runs an Air Cadet Leadership Course at RAF Cranwell each July      which is open to air cadets from both the CCF and the ATC.
  • The Air Cadet Junior      Leaders Course
    Not for the faint-hearted, the Junior Leaders Course is physically      demanding and requires real commitment and determination. The course,      which runs from September to Easter, involves nine weekend training camps      and an assessment week. A big step up from the Cadet Leadership Courses,      the Junior Leaders Course is aimed at older cadets – you must be 17 or      older in the year you begin the course. It’s also open to Sea Cadets and      Army Cadets and culminates in the award of a Level Two Certificate in Team      Leadership from the Institute of Leadership and Management. This is the      toughest but most rewarding of our leadership courses – make it through      and you’ll have the makings of a very successful leader…

In addition to those formal leadership courses, we sponsor Personal Awareness Courses at the Joint services Chaplaincy in Hampshire. These courses are aimed at you if you’re 16 and over and have demonstrated leadership potential and are designed to develop good citizenship skills. Although they are set against a background of the Christian faith they are open to everyone. A similar course, Leadership for Life is held annually in Scotland.

The challenge of teamwork and leadership is the ultimate test for a cadet and could be the greatest achievement of your time with us. If you aspire to be the best, we’ll help you achieve it.