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RAF Air Cadets Air Cadet Aviation Practice 1 Award (SCQF 5)

Why this award?

The RAF Air Cadet Aviation Practice 1 Award has been developed through Lowland Reserve FCA and is awarded and certificated by SQA in partnership with Lowland RFCA. It has been designed to match the learning carried out by cadets as they progress in the organisation – in this case, to the level of First Class Cadet.

The award demonstrates a level of proficiency in a range of subjects, including teamwork and citizenship as well as a basic understanding of aviation-related principles and best practice

It covers topics such as basic navigation, airmanship and radio communications, and provides recognition for the hard work that RAF Air Cadets do in their spare time.This award is at level 5 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework, and is worth 4 credits.

Who is it for?

Members of the RAF Air Cadets aged 12-15 years, who have successfully completed the training to achieve the rank of Leading Cadet.

What time commitment is required?

9-12 months

Is the award externally accredited?

​This is an SQA customised award, credit-rated at SCQF level 5 and listed on a young person’s National Record of Achievement alongside their school and college qualifications.

Provider: RAF Air Cadets


For Ages: 12 - 15

Time to Complete: 12 Months


  • Volunteering
  • Youth Work
  • Get Outdoors
  • Making friends
  • Adventure
  • Achievement
  • Gain new skills

Type of Involvement:

  • Overnight
  • With Others
  • Local Community
  • On my own
  • Away from home
  • Join a group

Award Recognition:

  • Certificate of Achievement
  • SCQF Credit rated
  • Scottish Qualifications Certificate

Meeting Frequency: Ad Hoc


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