CADETS

 
 
 

Cadets

 

Junior Cadets 10-12

This is about having fun and making friends. You'll take part in lots of events and activities like rowing, canoeing and kayaking, 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 headstart in life and boost your confidence, plus it's good fun. We also offer cadets the chance to join the DofE Scheme (Aged 14+), as well as gain a Level 2 qualification in Public Services (Aged 16+).

Cadet Training Programme

The Cadet Training Programme (CTP) is the core programme of training and activities which are carried out by all Sea Cadets. This is broken down into 144 sessions with 18 for New Entry Cadets. Cadets will advance through the rates, up to Able Cadet, as they complete sessions.

Llanelli Sea Cadets ensures that a varied and enjoyable programme of training takes place which builds the foundation of Sea Cadet knowledge allowing for further development in later years.

 

Subjects Covered in the Cadet Training Programme

The content is a combination of core sea cadet activities, things that cadets enjoy doing and want to do more of and activities integral to the running and ethos of a unit:

CTP Chart

Activities are broken down in more detail under each rate, and include the following: Corps Knowledge, Seamanship, Recreational Activities, First Aid, Safety, Adventure Training, Waterborne Activitiesand Meteorology.

What is Corps Knowledge?
This section covers the history and the customs and traditions of the Sea Cadets, the Royal Navy, the Merchant Navy, and other sea services. It also deals with any matters relating to the smooth running of the unit.
What is Drill?
Drill is the Marching and Ceremonial aspect of the Sea Cadets. Experience has shown that Drill is one of the best methods of teaching discipline and smartness within the Sea Cadet Corps.
What is Seamanship?
The programme contains simple bends and hitches (aka knots). It is likely that one of the main reasons why a boy or girl joins the Sea Cadets is to get in a boat, and Seamanship underpins the many waterborne activities that are available to them.
What are Recreational Activities?
A variety of recreational activities and games are described in the session plans for the CTP. They should be team building, challenging, and most importantly fun.
What is First Aid?
All Cadets have the option to complete the St John Ambulance Youth First Aider as part of their CTP.First Aid is essential key life saving skills, such as CPR and Casualty care.
Why do we learn Safety within the unit?
Cadets are to be taught the basic principles of Health and Safety as it applies to them. In particular they are to be taught emergency procedures in case of fire or injury.
What is Adventure Training?
The CTP provides an introduction to adventure training and the opportunities available to them to take part in rock climbing, mountain biking and Campcraft.
What are Waterborne Activities?
To ensure a quality waterborne experience for cadets, we must allow our cadets exposure to a full range of waterborne and boating opportunities. The emphasis in the CTP is purely on recreational boating to ensure that cadets spend as much time on the water as possible.
What is Meteorology?
Weather affects just about everything we do in the Sea Cadet Corps, particularly our waterborne activities and adventure training. Being able to predict the weather will allow us to be properly prepared.

 

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