WHY JOIN THE ARMY CADETS Becoming an Army Cadet has heaps of benefits. The most obvious being that you get to take part in loads of exciting and challenging activities such as fieldcraft, adventurous training, first aid, sports and shooting, to name but a few. When you join as a cadet you will make lots of new friends and get the opportunity to go on annual camp where you will meet cadets from other detachments in your county. You may even get to go on expeditions to amazing places in the UK and sometimes even abroad. The Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) training syllabus will teach you leadership skills, discipline and give you self-confidence you never thought possible. You will learn a wide range of transferable skills such as: the ability to command tasks; make decisions under pressure; plan and organise tasks and work as an effective team player as well as independently. These skills will equip you for life and add an extra string to your bow at times when competition for college places and employment is fierce. Through your cadet training you can also gain valuable qualifications such as the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award, BTEC First Diploma in Public Services or Music or the ILM Certificate in Team Leading PARENTS AND CARERS Do you have a child interested in joining the Army Cadet Force? Do you know a young person who would benefit from action and adventure, fun and friendship in a structured, disciplined environment? We realise that parents and carers might have questions about the aims and objectives of the Army Cadet Force, and the kind of activities we teach, so we have created this section just for you. The Army Cadets gives young people – from all walks of life – access to fun, friendship, action and adventure. We challenge young people to learn more, do more and try more. We inspire them to aim high and give them the skills, values and attitudes to go further in life, no matter what they aim to do.