Royal Navy (RN)
What we do
This is what it's all about - activities that offer challenge, excitement and adventure and the knowledge you pick up along the way through structured lectures and first-hand experience.
Don't worry about being thrown in at the deep end. You’ll join the CCF as a trial, when you get to know the other cadets and start basic training. You then get gradually introduced to activities as you progress, so you can make the most of every opportunity that comes your way.
Get out and get active
Cadet life is about learning through practical experience, especially in the great outdoors! Here's a taster of what's in store:
- Afloat Activities - learn your strengths in a team and take part in kayaking, canoeing, stand up paddleboarding.
- Camps - As you advance in rank you can take part in these popular camps held at RN stations around the UK
- Adventurous training - A huge part of cadet training. Rock climbing, abseiling, high-level hill walking, mountain-biking, sailing, the opportunities for courses ran by RN HQ are endless!
You'll have loads of opportunities to take to the water:
- Dinghly Sailing - Learn this small craft and progress through to level 2 and instructor.
- Power Boating - gain your level 2 and power boat license.
- Motor cruising - Cruise around the UK and to local channel islands
Think you can lead?
You may have more talent for it than you think. Leadership qualities are in all of us, the Junior and Senior cadet leadership courses will help bring them out. Make it through and you’ll be a more confident and responsible cadet having learnt the full benefits of working in and leading a team.
A key part of the cadet experience is your progress through the training syllabus. Set out in stages for you to work through, it enables you to open up more possibilities for activities, specialist technical training and rank promotion. It's slightly different between the SCC and CCF (RN) but all cadets take part in lectures and hands-on projects. You also get outdoors and 'actually do it' as much as possible.
We expect a lot from you - it's a serious commitment to be a cadet - but once you've experienced it yourself we know you wouldn't have it any other way.