The ACF Syllabus allows you as a cadet to progress through
the 5 years of Cadets and gain you Army Proficiency Certificates.
When you first join you start as a recruit and then work towards your
Basic Star Level.
Progression is then 1 star through to Master Cadet.
The syllabus will teach you the areas as follows.
- Drill and Turnout
- Skill at Arms
- Map and Compass
- Field Craft
- First Aid
- Physical Training
- Adventure Training
Once you have passed your star level training you will receive the equivalent badge to wear on your brassard.
||St John Young Lifesaver
There are also other badges you can gain within your cadet career.
Duke of Edinburgh's Award
Duke of Edinburgh's Award is a challenging programme of activities which
help participants to learn new skills, help others and experience adventure
as well as giving a great sense of achievement. Many organisations such
as employers and universities take a good view of the Award and what it
says about the person who has achieved it. The Army Cadet Force Association
are the Operating Authority for the Award, and at any time around 4,000
- 5,000 Cadets are involved in it.
BTEC First Diploma in Public Services
This internationally respected qualification is equivalent
to 4 GCSEs at A*- C level (Standard grades at levels 1-3 in Scotland).
The course mixes theory and practical elements with
an emphasis on leadership, teamwork, communications, problem solving and
The syllabus has been designed to improve valuable life
skills. Cadets learn professional CV preparation, interviewing techniques,
communication, first aid, adventure training, health and nutrition.
And best of all, it's FREE for Cadets!
Cadets must be 16 to enrol in the BTEC Programme. In
addition to existing Cadet activities, Cadets are required to complete
the course syllabus which includes supervised adventure training activities
and occasional weekend training. All coursework is assessed by Edexcel.
To enrol, contact your Cadet headquarters.
BTEC First Diploma in Performing Arts (Music)
Cadets over 16 with an interest in music are now able
to earn a vocational qualification equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A* - C level
(4 Standard grades at levels 1-3 in Scotland)
The BTEC First Diploma in Music curriculum has been
designed to develop a basic understanding of the music industry and combines
technical skills with theory and practical elements.