An essential part of cadet training is Fieldcraft and Military Skills Training. With this training cadets are able to take a scenario and apply theory they have learned about team work and leadership putting it into practice.
The primary purpose of fieldcraft training is to develop a cadet’s personal skills and knowledge in a wide range of activities which relate directly to working and living in a field environment. In addition, it offers a wide range of opportunities for leadership at all levels. Good fieldcraft training will maximise efficiency whilst moving across country by day and night. An individual’s success in fieldcraft will also depend partly on his or her ability to use a map and compass.
Deployed Training Exercises
A deployed training exercise will take a wide range of fieldcraft skills learned from many of the above activities and consolidate them into one exercise. Cadets will often be split up into teams and given a scenario with the aim of completing a set objective. More experienced cadets will be assigned as team leaders and these exercises are a good way to develop their leadership potential.
All activities are conducted under the supervision of qualified staff