The old adage ‘the more you put in, the more you get out’ is extremely apt in the CCF. All cadets make a commitment for at least one academic year, including Remembrance Sunday and Annual Review.
Beyond the normal Thursday afternoon training sessions and the two Field Days per year, the best place to put your skills into practice is to attend a weeklong Summer Camp. This is the highlight of the year for those who attend – interesting, exhausting, and great fun! Additionally, the MOD runs superb leadership courses, which boost the skills of our Non-Commissioned Officers and allow them to apply for further promotion. Other courses during weekends and holidays range from powerboating to parachuting, canoeing to climbing, and signals to sailing. A number of cadets incorporate their CCF training into the BTEC Diploma in Public Services or an Institute of Leadership and Management qualification.
We are not a military recruiting organisation, although we can provide advice should you be interested in a career in defence in the future. Equally, while the feel of a Thursday afternoon will be different from an academic lesson, the normal LGS standards of dress, behaviour, and commitment apply, just as they would in any other school activity.