Adventurous Training is an essential part of the Air Cadet’s training syllabus and the place where team effort really matters – you’ll build new friendships, and learn to rely on the other people you’re with to get the job done. It also lets you show off your leadership qualities.

Something for everyone

Remember, whatever your personal tastes, nothing is compulsory.
AdvenTraining2There is a wide range of adventurous activities to get stuck into, so if climbing isn’t for you perhaps canoeing is. Sometimes what’s on offer depends on the squadron you attend, but everything you do is supervised by qualified trainers who will ensure you get the most out of it.

Between local activities and visits to camps, you will have the chance to experience kayaking, hill walking, camping, caving, mountain biking, offshore sailing and winter sports to name just a few.

Staff Development

As a staff member or staff cadet in the corps, there are numerous adventurous training opportunities available. In order to offer the best experience to every cadet, AT courses are available at a very subsidized cost. These courses are provided by the two National Air Cadet Adventurous Training Centres at Windermere in the Lake District and Llanbedr in Wales.

Courses available include:


  • Basic Expedition Leaders Award
  • Mountain Leaders Award


  • Single Pitch Award
  • Climbing Wall Award


  • 1-3 Star Paddling Awards in Canoe, Kayak, Sea Kayak
  • Level 1 & 2 Coaching Awards in Canoe, Kayak, Sea Kayak