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Cadre - JNCO 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. All CCF  cadets take part in command tasks, fieldcraft, drill and other exercises designed to develop teamwork and leadership.  Formal leadership training is provided at the following three levels - they'll test your mettle but this is where you can really get noticed!

Contingent Leadership Courses -  Most Contingents run their own short internal leadership courses for older cadets, aimed at training potential Junior NCOs (Corporals) and Senior NCOs (Sergeants and above).

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This will sort out the natural leaders and if that includes you, you could improve your rank.  These may be single service led or run jointly across all the sections in the Contingent.

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 Nesscliffe in Shropshire and three courses in July at Frimley Park in Surrey. The Air Cadet Leadership Course runs at RAF Cranwell each July.

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.

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