What you could be doing!

As a Sea Cadet you will test your talents and stamina and develop new skills to give you a head start in life. You will also get the chance to make new friends and have fun.

You can join us as a cadet if you are aged between 10-18. Visit the main Sea Cadet site to see a full range of what's on offer.

Training and Courses

We teach a range of courses including 1st Aid, Drill, Seamanship, .22 Target Rifle Shooting, Sailing and many others.

Activities include :-

Sailing – This is our main activity at Errwood Sailing Club
Sailing competitions – District, Area, National
Shooting- At the unit, Postal shoot over the winter
Swimming – District, Area, National
Weekend Camps including the Buxton Carnival


Junior Cadets 10-12

This is about having fun and making friends. You'll take part in lots of events and activities like sailing, canoeing and abseiling, plus learn about first aid and communications.

Sea Cadets 12-18

Get to grips with subjects both on water and land as part of basic training, all on a nautical theme. You can take part in courses and competitions ranging from rock climbing and shooting to music, power boating and sailing. These can give you a head start in life and boost your confidence, plus it's good fun.

Further Afield

There are many courses open to the cadet at District, Area and National establishments, these include :-

SCTC Weymouth - A specially built centre close to the harbour in an amazing location for all things sailing and boating!  On water you can learn to sail, drive powerboats and windsurf. Off the water you can study marine engineering to BTEC Level.  Plus there's a 7.6m high, eight route climbing wall and an indoor shooting range.

Crosby Boating Station - We go as a unit for 1 or 2 weekends per year to the North West Area Boating Station. we learn a variety of waterbourne qualifications including Sailing, Powerboating, Kayaking and Rowing.

T.S Royalist, Yachts, Jack Petchey and John Jerwood - Cadets can go offshore in a vareity of craft including a 29 metre tall ship, 2 30ft 8 berth yachts and 2 24 metre offshore power vessels. Cadets can go offshore for a week and learn new skills such as offshore watch leader, seamanship, rigging, helmsman and lots more.

SCTC Raleigh - Cadets can go on week long courses at the Royal Navy's premier phase one training establishment. Cadets can enroll on a vareity of courses including  Naval Acqaint, Winsurfing, Diving, Yachting, Rowing, Powerboating, Leadership, Band, Cooking & Stewarding and loads more!

SCTC Caledonia - is a training centre in Rosyth, Scotland, providing instruction to both adults and cadets, with courses taking place at MOD Caledonia in our training centre and boat work taking part on the River Forth based out of our Boat Station at Port Edgar.


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