In the Army Section you develop qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness and a sense of service to the community. Activities include drill, skill at arms, shooting, fieldcraft and first aid and up to 40% of a cadet’s time is spent on adventurous training activities. By joining the Army Section cadets also have the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications, including the Duke of Edinburgh’s award.

Joining the Army Section provides a wonderful opportunity to take part in Army themed activities and events, all of which focus on building self-disciplined individuals with self-courage and a sense of worth.

On average cadets serve around four years in the section and training is steadily progressive allowing them to progress from Basic qualifications, through Advanced and on to the Leadership levels of achievement.

Cadets follow a syllabus called the Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) which gets more challenging each year. APC training is designed to be practical, rather than classroom-based, whenever possible.

The Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) syllabus consists of five subjects and sets a standard that is possible for cadets to achieve within one year:

  • Drill
  • Skill at Arms and shooting
  • Map and compass
  • Fieldcraft
  • First aid

Elements of the APC Syllabus can be accredited towards the Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Bronze Award.

The APC (Advanced) Syllabus consists of a number of Special to Arms subjects, the aim of which is to enhance the cadet’s

Continuation Training covers a number of optional subjects including the Leadership and Methods of Instruction (MOI) Cadre, and non-military activities that encourage the development of leadership qualities.  A cadet who passes the MOI Cadre will be awarded their Instructors badge.