Regional Courses

General Training (GT)

  • The General Training Course provides cadets who have recently joined the Cadet Program an introductory summer training experience where they will participate in a variety of activities from each speciality including Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Marksmanship, Aviation, Aerodrome Operations, Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance, Aerospace, and Aircrew Survival. Cadets applying for this course should have successfully completed Proficiency Level One.

Basic Drill and Ceremonial (BDCC)

  • The Basic Drill and Ceremonial Course provides cadets an opportunity to build on drill learned at the squadron, participate in advanced drill and ceremonial activities, and to develop leadership skills and knowledge; while performing the role of a team leader. Activities include commanding a squad on parade, drill with arms, flag drill, and marksmanship training. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Basic Survival (BSC)

  • The Basic Survival Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop aircrew survival skills. Activities include field training, navigation and ground search and rescue. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two

Basic Fitness and Sports (BFSC)

  • The Basic Fitness and Sports course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in fitness and sports activities, and to develop knowledge and skills on how to perform the duties of a Fitness and Sports Assistant. Activities include following a personal fitness routine, leading warm-up and cool-down sessions, assisting with the Cadet Fitness Assessment and assisting with recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

Basic Aviation (BAC)

  • The Basic Aviation Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aviation. Activities include radio communication, a familiarization flight, meteorology, and air navigation. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace (BATAC)

  • The Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aerospace, airport operations and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance. Activities include aerospace, aerodrome operations, and aircraft manufacturing and maintenance. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two.

Military Band – Basic Musician (MB – BMC)

  • The Military Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

Pipe Band – Basic Musician (PB – BMC)

  • The Pipe Band – Basic Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support squadron music programs. Activities include highland dance, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should be 13–14 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Two. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (DCIC)

  • The Leadership and Ceremonial Instructor course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to become an instructor and team leader during drill and ceremonial activities. Activities include advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Survival Instructor (SIC)

  • The Survival Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aircrew survival activities within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, first aid, survival and field training, and ground navigation. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Fitness and Sports Instructor (FSIC)

  • The Fitness and Sports Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a Fitness and Sports Instructor and a team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the squadron during regionally directed activities and/or as a staff cadet at a CSTC. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor (ARMIC)

  • The Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop marksmanship skills and knowledge, and to instruct and lead air rifle marksmanship activities. Activities include first aid, advanced marksmanship, instructional techniques and coaching. Cadets applying for this course should be 15–16 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

Advanced Aviation (AAC)

  • The Advanced Aviation Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, radio communication, meteorology, and air navigation. Cadets applying for this course should be 14–15 years of age and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three.

Military Band – Intermediate Musician (MB – IMC)

  • The Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support squadron music programs. Activities include first aid, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician (PB – IMC)

  • The Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support squadron music programs. Activities include first aid, highland dance, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Two, be 14–15 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Three. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

Military Band – Advanced Musician (MB – AMC)

  • The Military Band – Advanced Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and military band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct squadron music programs. Activities include music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, performing ensemble music as a member of a band, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Four. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

Pipe Band – Advanced Musician (PB – AMC)

  • The Pipe Band – Advanced Musician Course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct squadron music programs. Activities include highland dance, music theory, executing drill as a member of a band, performing ensemble music as a member of a band, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Three, be 15–16 years of age, and have successfully completed Proficiency Level Four. This is a joint course with Sea and Army cadets.

  • Staff Cadets undergo advanced training which includes being mentored by adult leaders and senior staff cadets. Staff Cadets provide leadership, instruction and support to course Cadets at a Cadet Summer Training Centre (CSTC). Staff Cadets are not employees. Participation by the staff cadet during authorized CSTC summer training constitutes advanced training. Advanced training staff cadets are divided into two distinct categories:
    • Type 1: Training; and
    • Type 2: Training Support.

Examples of staff cadet assignments include flight staff, administration staff and recreational sports staff. Staff cadets receive an advanced training allocation ranging from $71.00 to $95.00 per day depending on their rank. Cadets applying for staff may not be less than 16 years of age as of the first day of January of the year of advanced training.