18 April, 2009


Combined Cadet Force (RN) Syllabus - Introduction

The broad function of the CCF is to provide a disciplined organisation in a school so that boys and girls may develop powers of leadership by means of training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance and a sense of service to the community. It is firmly believed that the self-confidence, and self-discipline required in Service life are equally vital in the civil life of the nation today.

The aim of the training in the CCF is to develop in cadets powers of leadership by training to promote the qualities of responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance, perseverance and a sense of service to the community and to give all cadets a background knowledge of the methods and conditions of service in the Royal Navy, the Army and the Royal Air Force.

The specific function of the Service training in the CCF is:

  • To provide the opportunity for young people to exercise responsibility and leadership and to learn from the Services how they can best be developed.

  • To show them why the Defence Forces are needed and how they function.

  • To encourage those who have an interest in the Services to become Officers of the Regular or Reserve Forces.

Training must be interesting, imaginative and purposeful and should be planned so that it is steadily progressive for the Cadet during the period that he/she serves in the CCF.

Cadet Senior Rates will normally instruct Cadets in syllabus work. The responsibilities of CCF Officers are to ensure that training is planned with this in mind and that Cadet Senior Rates are properly trained in the technique of instruction. They will also supervise the instruction to ensure that a satisfactory standard is maintained. Regular Service assistance may be available to help with this, but it does not absolve the Contingent Officers from these responsibilities.

Reference: A. JSP 313 CCF Regulations


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