Air Cadet Classification Training

First Class

When you start as a cadet, you will initially become a Junior Air Cadet. At the start of your training you will be introduced to the Air Cadet Organisation and Syllabus, We will teach you basic foot drill and provide you with a uniform and guidance on how to care for it. Once you have covered the basics, you will become a Second Class Air Cadet. From here you will begin your formal classification training. Initially you will study a wide range of subjects, both theory and practical based as you study to become a First Class cadet. This is the first classification you can obtain and should take between 4-6 months after you join. You will study a wide range of subjects, from the RAF to Initial Expedition Training, both in formal lessons and with hands on training. Please use the links below.

Leading Cadet

The next stage in your training is to become a Leading Air Cadet. This involves learning basic navigation and map reading, understanding how an aircraft flies and stays in the air and being able to identify common aircraft and understand how an airfield works. These assessments are conducted online on the cadet training platform " Ultilearn". Once you have completed the 3 assessments required you will become a leading cadet. This should take approximately one year from becoming a 1st Class. Upon completion of your First Class and Leading training you will be eligible to study for a BTEC Award in Aviation Studies. Please use the links below.

Senior & Master Cadet

The next classification you will study is Senior Air Cadet. At this point you will begin to narrow down the subject that you take, but will study them in more detail. There are 10 subjects to choose from, of which only 3 will be studied and assessed. They include how a jet engine works, the theory behind rocket power, how planes and navigators navigate using not just a map and compass, but the full range of instruments a plane offers, they also include the principles of Radar and Radio, as well as the use of Air Power and the construction of planes. Once you have completed the 3 subjects, you will become a Senior Air Cadet. Again this should take about 1 year after you become a Leading Air Cadet all depending on your knowledge level..


Continuing from Senior, you will study a further 3 subjects to acheive your Master Cadet, these may not be the same subjects as the 3 for senior cadet. Once you have completed the 3 assessments, you will become a Master Air Cadet. Again this should take about 1 year after you become a Senior Air Cadet. Upon completion of your Master Air Cadet training you will be eligible for a BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Aviation Studies.Please use the links below

    First Class Cadet

    Leading Cadet

    Senior & Master Cadet

    Cadet Ethos. Basic Navigation. Aircraft Handling.
    Basic Drill. Principles of Flight. Air Power.
    Badges of Rank. Airmanship Knowledge. Jet Air Propulsion.
    The Royal Air Force.   Piston Engine Propulsion.
    The history of the CCF.   Air Frames.
    History of Flight.   Military Aircraft Systems.
    Map Reading.   Basic Air Navigation.
    Airmanship.   Basic Principles of Pilot Navigation.
    Initial Expedition Training.   Advanced Radio & Radar.

    Basic Radio Communications.