Changes to CTP Drill Modules
As part of the review of the Cadet Training Programme it has been decided to relax the assessment for cadet drill modules. Modules can now be instructed and signed off by any CFAV who has completed the core drill module or has relevant other experience and authorised by their Commanding Officer/OiC.
A presentation to promote the Cadet Training Programme to your cadets in the unit is is available at the bottom of the 'Cadet Training' page
Release of the Cadet Training Programme
The new Cadet Training Programme will go live on 1 January. Printed materials are being despatched to units and COs, OICs and Area Teams should prepare to take delivery.
Full instructions are given here on how to operate the programme and there are a wide range of online resources available. Session plans are provided for instructors but these are not intended to be prescriptive. Experienced instructors will wish to utilize their own approach and style and that is of course perfectly acceptable as long as the intended outcomes are met.
The programme will replace the Part One syllabus though we recognise that this will take a little time. Cadets currently working on the Part One will continue to do so until they achieve promotion. Once they reach the next rate they will move to the new programme and progress from there.
The new programme introduces a new rate; that of Cadet 1st Class. This will come between the existing rates of Cadet and Ordinary Cadet. However, no cadet should be disadvantaged by the introduction of the programme so cadets currently working towards the rate of Ordinary Cadet under Part One will still move to that rate when they have met the requirement. Only those moving from New Entry or Junior Cadet after 1 January will progress to Cadet and then Cadet 1st Class.
Because we will be operating the new programme alongside the old Part One Syllabus for a while we have retained Legacy Training Instructions (ASCR 1); however these will be removed once all cadets have moved onto the new programme. Indeed, TIs has largely been replaced by the web-based resources which you will find elsewhere on this site.
If you have any questions please refer to the FAQs on the Cadet Training page. If these do not answer your query, you should contact your district or area training teams. Alternatively, you can use the feedback form on the FAQ page. Please use this form rather than Ask the Captain or direct email as it will enable us to track responses more effectively.
Click the 'Cadet Training' tab on the left to find the Cadet Training Programme.
As a result of the release of this website ASCR 1 (Training Instructions) is now largely obselete and will only be retained during the transition phase of the Cadet Training Programme. Full details of specialisation and proficiency training as well as regulations and instructions pertaining to training in general are contained on the relevant pages on the site. Please use the tabs on the left to navigate.
Letter to Headteachers from CEO
Click here to download a letter from the CEO to headteachers. It is intended to accompany a request from pupils or parents for time away from school to attend Sea Cadet activities. Please note that the letter now explains that Sea Cadet activity is not considered to be holiday or leave of absence from school by the Department for Education.
As the Sea Cadets our focus is on waterborne activities. Our aim is to deliver an average of 30 hours on the water (onshore) per cadet each year with all cadets also achieving one external waterborne qualification per year.