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 Adventurous training, 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.
The Sea Cadet Corps has a very structured training programme. There is a fixed syllabus for each cadet level that contains items such as:
SCC Organisation / History
SCC / RN / RAF / Army Rank Structure
Activities available in the SCC
RN History / Customs
Piping (Boatswain's Call)
Power of Command
Seamanship and Boatwork
There is a rank structure within the Sea Cadet Corps, similar to that in the Royal Navy. You will start as a New Entry and then progress through Cadet, Cadet 1st Class,Ordinary Cadet, Able Cadet, Leading Cadet and Cadet Petty Officer. To achieve advancement you will need to:
Complete a task books covering Compulsory Training, Complete the correct level of specialist training (not necessary until Able Cadet).
Achieve the correct number of points from Proficiency Training
Pass a simple test / examination.
Cadets undertake specialist training in one or more of the following areas. The subjects that are undertaken are optional. Some of the specialisations are available within the Unit or Cadets may go away on camps to achieve the awards.
Cook / Steward
Communication / Information Systems
Physical Training - SCC Training centres only
There are numerous proficiency activities in which cadets can participate, including:
Adventurous Training (Mountain Biking, Indoor Climbing, Hillwalking, Campcraft, Expeditions)
National Governing Body qualifications
RYA Power boating
BCU Canoeing & Kayaking
Duke of Edinburgh Award
NNAS Navigation Awards
Plus additional opportunities from time to time