How do I join?

Step 1

Is NHS Cadets right for you?

Read our entry criteria to understand if this programme is right for you

Step 2

Search for a programme

See what is available in your area. We also offer online programmes or you can add yourself to a waiting list

Step 3

Sign-up and apply

Create an account and sign-up. If you already have an account, check on your application progress here

Create your account

Create your account to start your sign-up process


How do I apply?

We’re so glad you’re interested in joining NHS Cadets!

  • When you’re ready to start your application, head to our application portal where you can “Search Positions” to look for an NHS Cadet location which is local to you.
  • There’s an option to filter the results by postcode and pathway type (Foundation or Advanced).
  • When you start your application, you’ll be asked some questions to see if NHS Cadets is the right fit for you.
  • Once you’ve received approval of your registration, you’ll be asked to complete subsequent stages of your application.

Is there a joining fee?

I've received a registration email - what now?

How long is the programme?

When and where do the sessions take place?

Will I learn first aid?

What should I do if I cannot find a nearby programme?

What should I do if I don't meet the entry criteria?

What are the entry requirements?

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Have any questions?