The Combined Cadet Force is a tri-service military cadet organisation based in schools and colleges throughout the UK.
Although it is administered and funded by the Services, it is a part of the National Youth Movement.
There are some 240 CCF contingents with 40,000 cadets. The role of the CCF is to help boys and girls aged 13-18 years
(thats from the 3rd year to the end of school) to get a taste of life in the services, as well as stretch themselves and find
out how much they can achieve and have fun in the process too! Military training is designed to demonstrate why defence forces
are needed, how they function, and to stimulate an interest in a career in the Services. Cadets also do non-military training
which includes activities such as kayaking, rock climbing, orienteering etc.
Cadets work towards their APC syllabus which involves things such as:
Drill, Turnout & Military Knowledge
Shooting and Safety test
Skill at Arms Test
0.22 Classification on the school range
5.56 GP Rifle Classification
Use of Map and Compass Test
and Campcraft Test
Senior cadets may then undertake the Methods of Instruction Test so that they can train new cadets themselves.