400 (Birkenhead) Squadron

Air Training Corps

Classifications

 

Staff Cadet - minimum age 15 years 6 months. Must have completed at least 2 years enrolled service, plus must meet a number of other criteria. Staff Cadet
To be eligible to sit the Master Cadet examinations, a cadet must have been appointed as a Leading Cadet and have completed the appropriate syllabus training including a further 25 hours of work in a functional flight  Senior Cadet
To be eligible to sit the Senior Cadet examinations, a cadet must have been appointed as a Leading Cadet and have completed the appropriate syllabus training including a further 25 hours of work in a functional flight Senior Cadet
To be eligible to sit the Leading Cadet examinations, a cadet must have been appointed as a First Class Cadet and have completed the appropriate syllabus training including at least 25 hours of work in a functional flight.Leading Cadet
To be eligible to sit the First Class Cadet examination cadets must be enrolled and must have completed the 16 week First Class Training Course (FCTC).First Class Cadet

 

Training and Education

Apart from the experiences you'll gain as an Air Cadet, you can also gain real qualifications that will aid you when you head to university or onto a career.

When you complete your First Class training, you'll have the chance to learn even more subjects and once you pass the exams you'll move up the classifications too, until you reach Staff Cadet level, by which time you'll be teaching the younger cadets the same subjects you were taught all those years before.

As you move up the classifications, so too will the responsibility. You may get promoted to an NCO or assist with squadron administration or to instruct younger cadets and to assume responsibility for various activities within the squadron.

BTEC's

BTEC's are widely known and always popular. Here at 400 Sqn, we take these very seriously and encourage every cadet to successfully complete their exams so that they can gain extra qualifications. For more information about qualifications. Click Image for more information.

 

 

First Aid

First Aid has become an integral part of the training programme. Even during recruit training you complete the Heartstart course. As you move up through the cadet classifications, you'll gain more skills and with it higher first aid qualifications until you reach the Activity First Aid level.  Click Image for more information.

 

Leadership

It's not just about learning about Pilot Navigation or Aircraft Operations, we want you to become great leaders too, and we aim to assist you towards that, through leadership training that will build up your confidence and ability to deal with a range of different people. There are a range of courses available including; Junior Leaders, Cadet Leadership course together with local courses aimed at newly qualified Corporals and Sergeants. Click Image for more information.