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Regional Courses

General Training (GT) – 2 Weeks

  • The General Training Course is an introductory summer training experience where cadets will participate in a variety of activities from each specialty including Drill and Ceremonial, Music, Marksmanship, Aviation, Aerodrome Operations, Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance, Aerospace, and Aircrew Survival.

Basic Drill and Ceremonial (BDCC) – 3 Weeks

  • 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.

Basic Survival (BSC) – 3 Weeks

  • The Basic Survival Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop aircrew survival skills. Activities include field training, navigation and ground search, and rescue.

Basic Fitness and Sports (BFSC) – 3 Weeks

  • 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.

Basic Aviation (BAC) – 3 Weeks

  • 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.

Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace (BATAC) – 3 Weeks

  • 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.

Military Band – Basic Musician (MB – BMC) – 3 Weeks

  • 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.

Pipe Band – Basic Musician (PB – BMC) – 3 Weeks

  • 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.

Drill and Ceremonial Instructor (DCIC) – 6 Weeks

  • 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.

Survival Instructor (SIC) – 6 Weeks

  • 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.

Fitness and Sports Instructor (FSIC) – 6 Weeks

  • 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 at the squadron and as a staff cadet at a summer training course. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading recreational sports.

Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor (ARMIC) – 6 Weeks

  • The Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop marksmanship skills and knowledge, to instruct and lead air rifle marksmanship activities, and to improve in the practice of recreational and competitive marksmanship, including biathlon. Activities include first aid, advanced marksmanship, instructional techniques, and coaching.

Advanced Aviation (AAC) – 3 Weeks

  • 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. Activities include instructional technique, radio communication, meteorology, and air navigation.

Military Band – Intermediate Musician (MB – IMC) – 6 Weeks

  • 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.

Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician (PB – IMC) – 6 Weeks

  • 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.

Military Band – Advanced Musician (MB – AMC) – 6 Weeks

  • 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.

Pipe Band – Advanced Musician (PB – AMC) – 6 Weeks

  • 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.

  • 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).

National Courses