The Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) training syllabus will teach you leadership skills, discipline and give you self-confidence you never thought possible. You will learn a wide range of transferable skills such as: the ability to command tasks; make decisions under pressure; plan and organise tasks and work as an effective team player as well as independently. These skills will equip you for life and add an extra string to your bow at times when competition for college places and employment is fierce.
As you learn more about each topic and get better at it, you go up through the star levels until you reach four star or even Master Cadet. Subjects that you learn include the following:
Cadet and the Community
Drill and Turnout
Junior Cadet Instructor Cadre
Piping and Drumming
Senior Cadet Instructor Cadre
Skill at Arms
Young people aged 12 and under 18 can join the army cadets. At 18+ it is possible to consider a role as an Army Cadet Force adult volunteer.
Most detachments meet one or two evenings a week with occasional weekend camps and competitions. The days and times vary depending on the detachment but normally it starts at 7pm or 7.30pm and runs for two hours.
Minimum timescales for completion of the Army Proficiency Certificate are: Basic - 3 months, 1-Star - 9 months, 2-Star - 12 months, 3-Star - 18 months, 4-Star + 6 months, Master Cadet + 6 months.
Undertaking the Army Proficiency Certificate can also deliver a number of accredited awards, including ( at 1 Star) BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork and Personal Skills for Uniformed Youth Organisations (SCQF level 4); (at 2 Star) Army Cadet Achievement, Teamwork and Citizenship Award (SCQF Level 4); BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community (SCQF Level 5). ILM Level 2 (SCQF Level 5) and ILM Level 3 (SCQF level 6) awards in Leadership and the SQA Leadership Award are also available. The programme also supports achievement of the externally recognised Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
Other vocational qualifications through our relationship with the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation (CVQO), include BTEC Level 2 qualifications in Public Services and Music and the ILM Level 2 Certificate in Team Leading.
Provider: Army Cadet Force
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Budget: Free, Membership Subscription
For Ages: 12 - 18
Time to Complete: 3 Months
Type of Involvement:
Meeting Frequency: Weekly
Contact Col Martin Passmore on 07714 295424, or send an email.