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Combined Cadet Force


The CCF stands for Combined Cadet Force. 

The CCF is part of the national youth movement in the United Kingdom and is administered by the Ministry of Defence. 

The CCF is not part of the Armed Forces and its members are not liable for service or compulsory training in the Armed Forces.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) is a tri-Service Military Cadet organisation based in schools and colleges throughout the UK.

The CCF (Army) for Brooke Weston Trust will recruit Officers & Adult Volunteers from across all the Trust secondary schools.

The CCF is a youth organisation based around the principles of the armed services.

The Brooke Weston Trust CCF(Army) will aim to build a disciplined organisation across the Trust, where Cadets can develop their:

  • Leadership
  • Responsibility
  • Self-Reliance & Resourcefulness
  • Endurance
  • Perseverance
  • Teamwork

BWT CCF(A) will follow a programme of activities based at: 
  • Corby Business Academy.
  • Local specialist facility centres.
  • British Army training areas across the UK.

Army Proficiency Course - APC Cadet Syllabus 

Cadets follow a set syllabus including:

  • Turn-out & Drill
  • Shooting & Weapon Handling
  • Fieldcraft & navigation
  • Leadership & teamwork
  • Army FTX (Field Training Exercise) 


  • Identity & Responsibility
  • Leadership & Teamwork
  • Self-discipline & Self-reliance
  • Pride & Ambition
  • Resourcefulness
  • Perseverance
  • Service to the community
  • Military-orientated training
  • Well received by industry & University
  • Adventurous training
  • Qualifications

Stage 1: Application 

Collect a consent to apply letter, complete and return to CCF representative for your Academy. You can print the letter of by clicking here

Stage 2: Selection 

Return of 'Consent to Apply' letter 

Return of Uniform sizing form 

Return of a non-refundable deposit for Boots.

Payment can be made via Wisepay

Stage 3: Enrolment 

Enrolment as a Brooke Weston Trust CCF Cadet.

Issue of uniform and boots

Start weekly Cadet Force Training. 

Applications are closed for this year and will resume later in the academic year.

I'm already in Cadets (ACF, ATC, or Sea Cadets) can i still join the school CCF?

Yes, but you might want to think about how much time you have. 

Will it affect my GCSE or school work?

No, Parades will be on Wednesday afternoon, after school. 

Do I need the permission of my parents or carers to apply?

Yes, Parental consent is compulsory. 

CCF finishes at 5pm, how will I get home?

There is no late bus at 5pm, you will need to make your own arrangements. 

Will fitness be important?

Yes all cadets will need to have a good level or personal fitness without any limiting long term ailments or injuries.

I have no experience or skills in 'Field-craft' Shooting or Drill can I still join?

Yes, your aptitude and character are more important, as you will be taught those new skills. 

How much does it cost?

£40 for boots and Patrol day-pack

£80 for place on 1-week annual camp