Cheshire Army Cadet Force welcomed their next generation of Adult Instructors on Friday 9 June with the start of their Basic Induction Course at Fox Barracks, Chester. 10 new Potential Instructors (PIs) joined the ranks of Cheshire ACF, embarking upon the journey to becoming full Adult Instructors.
Training for these new PIs began in earnest with Drill, Skill at Arms, Roles within a Detachment and most importantly, Safeguarding & working with young people. The objective of this training is to equip each Adult Volunteer with the knowledge and skills to take up their vital roles within their Detachments and within the wider Army Cadet Force.
Many volunteers join the ACF with little to no previous military or cadet experience, and so this training is undertaken as a series of three progressive and enjoyable Induction Courses: the Basic, Intermediate and Advanced Induction Courses.
The BIC wasn’t the only course happening at Cheshire ACF’s HQ at Fox Barracks over the weekend. Thirteen PIs from the previous intake were busy completing the second and final stage of their Intermediate Induction Course.
This focused on further developing their knowledge and skills in delivering lessons to cadets, drill and coaching shooting with assistance from Sergeant Brian McKinney from the Cadet Training Team, Headquarters North West.
Training culminated with a parade to formally present those on the IIC with their ‘Yellow Tapes’, signifying them having completed their IICs and being one massive step closer to becoming full instructors in the Army Cadet Force. All that stands their way now is their Advanced Induction Course in November.
For more information about Cheshire Army Cadet Force and how you can get involved, as a cadet or as an Adult Volunteer, visit armycadets.com/county/cheshire-acf/