Summer Training

Summer Training 2021

Will primarily be Virtually offered courses along with a few select in-person ones (subject to change). More details including course descriptions and eligibility will come soon. Be aware that the in-person courses may be subject to strict health guidelines and may require quarantine before and after the course. 

Courses offered this year are as follows(SUBJECT TO CHANGE):

Virtual Courses (All July 5 – Aug 13 2021)

  • Basic Aviation
    • This course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the fundamentals of aviation. Activities include radio communication, a familiarization flight, meteorology, and air navigation
    • Level 2, completed by the end of the training year.
  • Advanced Aviation
    • This 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.
    • Level 3, completed by the end of the training year
  • Basic Aviation Technology
    • This 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.
    • Level 2, completed by the end of the training year.
  • Advanced Aviation Technology – Airport Operations
    • To come
  • Basic Survival
    • This course provides cadets an opportunity to develop aircrew survival skills. Activities include field training, navigation and ground search and rescue.
    • Level 2, completed by the end of the training year.
  • Military Band Training (General)
    • This 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 Training (General)
    • This course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct sqn’s 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.
  • Cadet Correspondents Course
    • to come
  • Pleasure Craft Operators Certificate – Marine
    • to come
  • LED Talks
    • to come
  • Build a Boat, Rope Bridge, Airplane
    • to come
  • Cadet Cyber Training Course
    • to come
  • Effective Communications
    • to come
  • Fieldcraft Engineering
    • to come
  • GPS Navigation and Geocaching
    • to come
  • Instructional Techniques
    • to come
  • Leadership
    • to come
  • Social Justice/ Entrepreneurship
    • to come
  • Fitness and Sport
    • This 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 CTC. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading recreational sports.
    • Level 3, completed by the end of the training year.
  • Web Programming
    • to come
  • World of Cadets
    • to come
  • Year Five Workshops
    • to come
  • Youniverse
    • to come

In-Person Courses

  • Advanced Aerospace – This 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 aerospace activities within the Air Cadet Program. Activities include instructional technique, first aid, Astronomy, Space Systems, Orbital Mechanics, Model Rocketry, Scale Modelling, Life in Space, Robotics and Project Management. Duration: 6 weeks; 4 Jul -14 Aug 21 Location: St-Jean CTC (St-Jean, QC) Proficiency level: Level 3, completed by the end of the training year.
  • Survival Instructor – This 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. Duration: 6 weeks; 18 Jul – 27 Aug 21 Location: Vernon CTC (Vernon BC) Proficiency level: Level 3, completed by the end of the training year.
  • Staff Cadet – Cadets interested in applying for Staff Cadet Positions must be 16 years of age by the first date of employment and cannot turn 19 before the last day of advanced training. Age related waivers cannot be granted. Preference is given to cadets who have completed Level 4, but Level 3 cadets will be considered. Detailed information on the application process will be provided to interested cadets.

JOINING INSTRUCTIONS

Below are Google Forms for Applying to Summer Courses this year. The Virtual Course signup will be attached later given the larger number of expected cadets applying and variety of courses. Deadlines for these forms are as follows;

In-Person/Staff Cadets due by Feb 10, 2021;

Virtual due by Deadline will be announced soon but the turnaround will be fast so keep an eye out

 

In-Person Courses –In Person CTC Training Application

 

Staff Cadets – Staff Cadet Application 

 

Virtual Courses – Virtual Course Cadet Application

Non 2021 Summer Training Information Below

LEVEL ONE

One Week Course

  • General Training Course (GTC)
    • General training is designed for new cadets entering the summer training experience for the first time. They learn a broad number of topics intended to allow them to experience everything in a short time frame with the hope they find a specific aspect of the program they enjoy.

MINIMUM LEVEL TWO

  • Three Week Course
    • Basic Drill and Ceremonial Course (BDCC)
    • Basic Survival Course (BSC)
    • Basic Fitness and Sports Course (BFSC)
    • Basic Aviation Course (BAC)
    • Basic Aviation and Technology and Aerospace Course (BATAC)
    • Military Band – Basic Musician Course (MB-BMC)
    • Pipe Band – Basic Musician Course (PB-BMC)

MINIMUM LEVEL THREE

  • Three & Six Weeks
    • Advanced Aviation Course (AAC) (Three Week Course)
    • Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course (DCIC)
    • Survival Instructor Course (SIC)
    • Fitness and Sports Instructor Course (FSIC)
    • Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMIC)
    • Military Band – Intermediate Musician Course (MB-IMC)
    • Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician Course (PB-IMC)

MINIMUM LEVEL FOUR

  • Six Weeks
    • Military Band – Advanced Musician course (MB-AMC)
    • Pipe Band – Advanced Musician course (PB-AMC)

Staff Cadet

  • Positions available at various cadet training centres

National Courses

  • Three to Seven Weeks depending on the course / exchange
    • Advanced Aerospace Course (AASC)
    • Advanced Aviation Technology Course – Airport Operations (AATC-AO)
    • Advanced Aviation Technology Course – Aircraft Maintenance (AATC-AM)
    • Glider Pilot Scholarship (GPS)
    • Power Pilot Scholarship (PPS)
    • International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE)