It’s not just the cadets that we like to see excel. We lead by example, and only by having fully trained, qualified and capable staff can we encourage confident, responsible cadets.


We’ll supply all the training you require for the activities you assist with or lead, including health and safety, first aid and leadership courses which are essential to a safe environment in which the cadets can be physically challenged with adventurous training and competitive sports.

As a volunteer you could be gaining extra qualifications, which you can then use in other career areas. Here’s a brief overview of what we also offer, in association with CVQO:

  • ILM Introductory Certificate in First Line Management (Level 3)
    The Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Award in First Line Management is a concise qualification which gives an introduction to the basic skills, knowledge and understanding required by today’s first line manager. The mandatory unit ‘Solving Problems and Making Decisions’ is designed to develop practical techniques for tackling managerial problems and making decisions from gathering and interpreting information through to the effective communication of outcomes.
  • City & Guilds Licentiateship in Youth Leadership and Training (Level 4)
    Similar to the Graduateship, this award is suitable for those with a supervisory/first line management skills level and is available to any instructor who has completed a minimum of 5 years Adult Cadet Forces service.
  • City & Guilds Graduateship in Youth Management and Training (Level 6)
    A vocational award, the Graduateship provides distinctive and formal recognition of personal achievement and the application of professional and technical expertise within the Cadet Forces. You must demonstrate, through written work, a knowledge and competency equivalent to that which could be expected of a graduate at Honours degree level, or someone who has gained a vocational qualification or NVQ at Level 6.

Access to many other recognised qualifications to enable you to lead or assist in cadet activities, such as D of E Assessor, Range Conducting and many more is also available.

Read more here about opportunities when you join us as a Civilian Instructor, Civilian Committee Member or Chaplain.