Through the Air Cadets there are many opportunities to pursue academic interests through our training syllabus and wide range of academic activities.
On the Squadron, through our classification syllabus there is the opportunity to work through a whole selection of topics, from the operation of airfields to the workings of jet engines and and RADAR. These can lead to a level 2 BTEC in Aviation Studies, equivalent to a GCSE. Also, once you have completed all the classifications you can be trained to teach it to younger cadets.
BTEC and Cyber
You can also do level 2 BTECs in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community, and Music for Practical Performance.
Further to this, there are other academic courses on cyber skills and radio skills, where you can start out at the squadron level, and progress to a level where you will be taught by regulars in the RAF.
If you are interested in music, you can learn an instrument and become a member of the Sussex Wing marching band, where you can also can progress up to the national level.
The instruments you can be taught on are: Saxophones
-Cornets & Trumpets
All cadets joining us at Horsham receive what is known as “Heart-start” training, where you will be taught resuscitation, clearing air ways and giving primary care to some of the most serious medical emergencies. Once you have done this you can move on to more detailed St Johns Ambulance accredited courses, from Youth First Aid, a 2 day course taught at the squadron, going into more detail on everything from shock to poisoning all the way up to Instructor First Aid, so you can teach first aid to others.