I was trusted to be a Treatment Centre Manager at Victoria Park. I was really proud to be trusted with such responsibilities.– Emma-Jane, Cadet First Aider
You can become a Cadet First Aider by completing our Cadet Operational First Aid course. Alongside adult volunteers, you'll be able to put your first aid skills into practise at local and national events. For example, the London Marathon, Manchester Pride, music festivals, local fetes, and sporting events, as well as many more.
The Cadet Operational First Aid course is run over 4 days and builds on previous Cadet First Aid training, and includes topics such as:
• Incident Management • Infection, Prevention & Control • CPR & using an AED (Defibrillator) • Moving & Handling • Allergic Reactions • Chest Pain • Treating a bleed • Diabetes • Childhood Conditions • Plus many more too!
Upon completing the course you will be provided with a certificate and a role bar to wear on your Cadet Uniform and you can then attend events as a Cadet First Aider.
Cadet Demonstrator (ages 13+)
If you ask a teacher why they teach they would often say to inspire and teach the next generation. But I’m extremely lucky as I get to do that while being the next generation. And that is one of the best parts of being a demonstrator.- Mackenzie (Cadet Demonstrator)
The Cadet Demonstrator course will equip you with the knowledge and skills to deliver set courses to our people. Topics covered in the training include:
• Planning & managing learning • Effective communication • Responding to learner feedback • How to structure a session
By the end of the course, you’ll be a fully qualified Cadet Demonstrator, ready to start delivering courses.
Cadet Demonstrators deliver exclusively from set content and are currently involved in the following courses:
• Cadet Buddy training • Youth Leader Fundamentals • Cadet 10-hour First Aid • Unit training sessions available on the Training Resource Hub
Cadet Demonstrators also help our Trainers with several courses, including Cadet Operational First Aid. As a Cadet Demonstrator, you will find there are lots of opportunities to play a meaningful and helpful role in delivering courses. Once a Cadet turns 18 they will be able to continue their Demonstrator role as an adult volunteer.
Cadet Young Leader (ages 13+)
Our Cadet Leadership courses can help you to develop the skills needed to be an effective Leader, our Cadet Leadership programme consists of 2 levels:
Cadet Leadership 1 (13+)
This is the first leadership development course available to Cadets and enables you to learn the basic skills of leadership through a variety of activities. During the course, there will be an introduction into leadership methods, and you will learn how to lead different aspects of the Cadet programme. You will explore a variety of ideas to enable you to become a highly effective Non-Commissioned Officer (NCO) at your unit and achieve significant personal development. There will be a 'passing-out parade' at the end of the course to which parents are encouraged to attend.
After completing Cadet Leadership 1 you will be eligible to apply for promotion to Corporal and Sergeant within your Unit once the role become available.
Cadet Leadership 2 (15+)
Building on your knowledge from Cadet Leadership 1, this course will largely be an informal style and will include training sessions and group sessions to develop your leadership and teamwork skills ready to use back in your unit. As with Cadet Leadership 1, there is a formal parade on completion of the course. Upon completing Cadet Leadership 2 you will be eligible to be promoted to Leading Cadet within your Unit once the role becomes available. Our Cadet Leadership courses can help you develop your public speaking skills, and your ability to identify good leadership. You'll be able to set a great example to your fellow Cadets. You also might be able to take on more responsibility within your unit.