Training Syllabus

Ordinary Cadet syllabus.

Recruits receive basic training for the first three terms of their time in the CCF RN Section. Training consists of: Knowledge of the aims and organisation of the CCF; Security; Squad drill; Naval Cadet Force swimming test; Introduction to RN camps and courses; Correct wearing of uniform; Afloat training equipment and clothing; RN ethos; Rope work; RN ranks and rates.

Upon completion they will be promoted to the rank of Ordinary Cadet.

Able Cadet (1 Star – 3 Star) syllabus.

This is the main training syllabus for the cadets of the RN Section. Training consists of: Afloat training (dinghy sailing, canoeing, power boating, etc.); Knowledge of the role of the Royal Navy; RN flag ceremonial; RN piping; Recognition of ships and submarines; Recognition of aircraft; Recognition of weapons; Branches of the Royal Navy; Buoyage; IRPCS; Weather information; Communications; Sea terms; Advanced rope work; Map and compass; Leadership styles; Power of command; Practical leadership tasks; Qualities of an instructor; Training aids; Confirmation and instruction technique; Practical lesson planning and delivery; VHF voice procedures; Basic chart work; Equivalent ranks and rates in the Army and the RAF; Alliances of the RN; Branches of the Royal Marines.

After cadets have completed the first stage of the syllabus they are promoted to Able Cadets. They completion of further stages in the syllabus earns them additional stars on their rank slides.

NCO syllabus.

In their senior years cadets of outstanding quality will be promoted to cadet non-commissioned officer ranks. They will then receive training in conducting lessons for junior cadets, acting as team leaders and taking command of a formed squad.

 Depending on performance and open positions, cadets can be promoted along the line of Leading Hand, Petty Officer, Chief Petty Officer and Warrant Officer.

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