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Who we are
What we do
Courses
Qualifications
Structure
Recruiting
Questions
Ideas
What we do...

The training system know as the "APC Syllabus" or "Army Proficiency Certificate" Syllabus, is a progressive and structured system, designed to increase an individuals knowledge in a modular style. This means that when a cadets first joins us they will become Recruits, and as such will be trained in the very basics of the Army Cadet Force, what we do and how we do it. Once they have mastered the basics and demonstrated that they have attained a certain predefined level of knowledge, they will then progress to the next level, "1 Star Cadet". This system continues thru to "4 Star Cadet" and then lastly "Master Cadet". The Military subjects that we follow are listed below to the left, whilst other opportunities are listed to the right.


Drill,
Turnout,
Military Knowledge
Shooting
Skill At arms
Map & Compass
Fieldcraft
Physical Activity
First Aid
Citizenship
 Fieldcraft

Climbing
Band
Competition Shooting
Canoeing
Orienteering
Leadership Courses
First Aid
Weekend Camps
Regular Army Courses

When you progress to Four Star, you have the opportunity to achieve a BTec Diploma in Public Services. This Award is based largely on the training you have been doing since you joined the ACF, and is the equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A to C Level. The BTec is free of charge - and you don't have to spend 2 or three years at College to achieve it, but it does count if you want to go on to Higher Education.