Combined Cadets Force

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a uniformed youth organisation funded by the MOD that is designed to help young people in all areas of life. Supported by 11 Signals and West Midlands Brigade we host a Combined Cadet Force for students in year 8 through to year 13. Cap badged with the Mercian Regiment, through their historical ties to Worcestershire, our cadets strive to be the best they can be.

Joining the CCF is a fantastic opportunity as all Cadets are expected to follow the values and standards of the British Army – CDRILS. Encompassing courage, discipline, respect, integrity, loyalty and selfless commitment the CCF is there to promote young people developing into confident and skilled adults.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a uniformed youth organisation funded by the MOD that is designed to help young people in all areas of life. Supported by 11 Signals and West Midlands Brigade we host a Combined Cadet Force for students in year 8 through to year 13. Cap badged with the Mercian Regiment, through their historical ties to Worcestershire, our cadets strive to be the best they can be.

Joining the CCF is a fantastic opportunity as all Cadets are expected to follow the values and standards of the British Army – CDRILS. Encompassing courage, discipline, respect, integrity, loyalty and selfless commitment the CCF is there to promote young people developing into confident and skilled adults.

Cadets are encouraged to take part in everything from teambuilding and adventurous training to camp and fieldcraft, marksmanship, first aid and gain qualifications in signals, instructing and NVQs in leadership. There are multiple camps across the academic year with an end of year summer camp where Cadets meet from across the country to train together and compete on behalf of their Contingent.

The CCF runs every Monday 1500-1630 and cadets attend the school day in their CCF uniform. Students can apply in Year 7 onwards for the following academic year. We are able to accept 30 students a year so places are valuable! All equipment is free except boots, where we can suggest affordable suppliers and support cadets if required. Applications can be found on the school portal.

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Follow this link for an application and consent form https://forms.office.com/Pages/ResponsePage.aspx?id=lUVmEPIfGE2U9SflCX2T_Y394sDz6iVCuPa1J5fguN5URTI3NVY0UEU4VzBXNzY0Mzc2RE85T1JURS4u

See https://combinedcadetforce.org.uk/about-the-ccf for more information. Any enquiries please contact the office FAO Lt D Bowyer.

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FAQ

What is the Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

It is a youth organisation sponsored by the Ministry of Defence

How often will my child have to attend?

Students will attend once a week immediately after school.

Which of the 3 services (Arm, Navy or RAF) is available at Tudor Granges Academies?

Currently we are affiliated with the Army although we plan to expand this in the following years.

How much does it cost for my child to join the CCF?

There are no costs for joining the CCF but students are expected to provide their own Army boots and there is a small cost charged for attending some weekend activities and summer camp.

Is this advantageous for my child if they want to join the Armed Forces when they leave school?

Whilst the CCF will give a flavour of life within the Armed services it does not automatically qualify them to join. IF they wish to join when they leave school they would need to follow the normal application process.

Do they need a uniform?

An army uniform will be loaned to students free of charge. They are then expected to wear it to school on parade days.

Where are the annual camps and weekend visits to?

Students will have the chance to take part in a range of activities at many different locations. The annual army camp takes place at an army base and is one week-long. Weekends away, of which there will be 2 or 3, will be in different locations and not necessarily at an army base.

Which skills will my child be able to develop?

Tudor Academy CCF cadets will develop a range of skills which will develop their confidence, resilience and leadership qualities. These skills will be developed through a range of activities including climbing, mountaineering, First Aid, Military drill, rifle firing.