Summer Courses 2022

Cadet Training Centre (CTC) Summer Courses 2022

Cadet Summer Training 2022 will be offered in-person! Common Courses are open to all elements. The additional three categories are listed by element for training geared to Sea, Army and Air Cadets.

New information added on 18 May 2022

CTC Course Updates

To determine how to modify our 2022 summer course offerings, a number of factors were considered including staff support requirements, cadet interest and demand, and the course’s role in overall Cadet development. Based on this analysis, six of the courses originally announced will not be delivered in-person at CTCs this summer. These courses are:

Music (Pipes and Drums) – This specialized course is supported by training at the corps and squadron level throughout the year. In addition, a low number of applications were received for 2022 and current demand requires more staff than cadet students. We are continuing to explore options to offer this course without CTC attendance.

Ship’s Boat Operator – A low number of applications were received in 2022 for this supplemental course which relies on the Whaler platform. After two years of limited on-water training, Sea Cadet summer training in 2022 requires focus on foundational Seamanship courses to qualify cadets for future advanced seamanship courses.

Leadership and Challenge – This supplemental course requires contracted advance training and specialized medical staff to deliver due to the intense, high-impact activities it includes. Due to staffing and contracting challenges, we are unable to offer this course in 2022.

Advanced Aerospace – This highly specialized course was delivered nationally at a single CTC. Due to limited staff support, the course is cancelled to ensure the successful delivery of core glider flying courses.

Aviation Technology and Aerospace – This introductory Air Cadet course does not lead into any follow-on courses currently in the Air Cadet curriculum. The decision was made not to run this course in 2022 to allow for a focus on fundamental aviation theory and flying training.

Cadet Administration and Supply Assistant – The decision was made not to run this trial course in 2022 to allow for better curriculum development and an enhanced training experience for cadets. As this is a trial course, it also does not directly support corps and squadron annual training.

We remain committed to delivering Cadet Activity Programs (CAPs) in communities across the country as detailed under the Cadet Program Rescope, and planning for summer 2022 CAPs is still on-going. Our initial planning focus has been on the more complex CTC details, but we anticipate having a fuller update on Summer 2022 CAPs in the near future.


Delivery Methods

Hybrid: A course that is composed of a virtual training component and an in-house training component.

In-person: Training will be completed in-person at one of the Cadet Training Centres with no virtual component.

CTC Course Information

Common Courses
Common Courses
Course Description Duration
Prerequistes Delivery
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course (ARMI) The Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to further personal marksmanship knowledge and skills, and develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge to perform the duties of an Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor. Activities include marksmanship techniques, instructional techniques, and coaching. Cadets attending this course will also have an opportunity to progress in their marksmanship level qualification.

1 week distance learning

3 weeks in-house

4 weeks total

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

Hybrid

Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course (DCI) The Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge to perform the duties of a Drill and Ceremonial Instructor. Activities include advanced drill, instructional techniques and leadership in the conducting of parades and ceremonies.

1 week distance learning

3 weeks in-house

4 weeks total

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

Hybrid

Fitness and Sports Instructor Course (FSI) The Fitness and Sports Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to further personal fitness and healthy living knowledge and skills, and develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge to perform the duties of a Fitness and Sports Instructor. Activities include personal fitness, healthy living, conducting the Cadet Fitness Assessment, and leading physical activities. Cadets attending this course will also have an opportunity to progress in their Cadet Fitness Assessment Incentive Level.

1 week distance learning

3 weeks in-house

4 weeks total

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

Hybrid

Military Band Musician (MB) The Cadet Musician - Military Band course provides cadets an opportunity to develop music skills ranging from basic to advanced to support participation in and / or leading corps/squadron military bands. Activities include music training and band activities such as music theory, music technique, band drill, leadership and performing ensemble music. Cadets attending this course will also have the opportunity to progress in their music proficiency level qualifications.

1 week distance learning

3 weeks in-house

4 weeks total

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

Hybrid

Sea Cadet Courses
Sea Cadet Courses
Course Description Duration Prerequistes Delivery
Seamanship Course (Sea) The Seamanship course provides cadets an opportunity to build on seamanship skills learned at the corps and to participate in advanced seamanship activities. Activities include ropework and rigging, whaler operation as crew member, a day sail on a training vessel, and naval communication. Cadets attending this course, if successful, can achieve the Communications 1 and 2 qualifications.

2 weeks total in-house

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

In-person
Sail 1 Course (S1) The Sail 1 course provides cadets an opportunity to develop sailing skills and participate in Small Craft Operator Program (SCOP) training. Cadets attending this course, if successful, can achieve qualifications in CANSail 1–2, and SCOP Module 1 (Pleasure Craft Operator Competency), SCOP Module 2 (Restricted Radio Operator's Certificate [Maritime]) and SCOP Module 3 (Operate a Powerboat with an Outboard Engine). Cadets will also be introduced to CANSail level 3 training.

6 weeks total in-house

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

In-person
Sail 2 Course (S2) The Sail 2 course provides cadets an opportunity to further develop sailing skills and participate in Small Craft Operator Program (SCOP) training. Cadets attending this course, if successful, can achieve qualifications in CANSail 3–4 , SCOP Module 4 (Operate a Safety Boat) and First Aid. 6 weeks total in-house

CanSail 1–2

SCOP 1–3

Training Year 3+

Age 15+

In-person
Advanced Sail Course (Adv Sail) The Advanced Sail Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop advanced sail and racing skills. Activities include CANSail level training, training camps and regattas. Cadets attending this course, if successful, can achieve qualifications in CANSail 5–6 and First Aid.

6 weeks total in-house

CanSail 1–4

SCOP 1–4

Training Year 4+

Age 15+

In-person
Army Cadet Courses
Army Cadet Courses
Course Description Duration Prerequistes Delivery
Expedition Team Leader Course (ETL) The Expedition Team Leader Course provides cadets an opportunity to cultivate outdoor leadership skills and develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge to perform the duties of an Expedition Team Leader within the Army Cadet Program. Activities include navigation, a 12-day expedition, adventure training, leadership, and instructional technique.

1 week distance learning

3 weeks in-house

4 weeks total

Training Year 4+

Age 15+

Hybrid

Expedition Team Member Course (ETM) The Expedition Team Member Course provides cadets an opportunity to further expedition knowledge and skills, and develop the fundamentals to perform the duties of an Expedition Team Member. Activities include navigation, a five-day expedition and adventure training.

2 weeks in-house

 

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

In-person

Fullbore Marksmanship Phase 1 (FMP1) The Full-bore Marksman Phase 1 Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the attitude, skills, and subject matter knowledge required to participate in full-bore marksmanship as an individual competitor. Activities include team skill development and marksmanship. 4 weeks total in-house

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

In-person

Mountain Bike Instructor Course (MBI)

Trial Footnote 1 

The Mountain Bike Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop the specialist skills required to perform as a Mountain Bike Instructor at the cadet corps, summer training centre and on expeditions. Activities include riding a mountain bike on intermediate and advanced trails, conducting a mountain bike activity and performing repairs on a mountain bike.

2 weeks total in-house

Training Year 4+

Age 15+

In-person

Air Cadet Courses
Air Cadet Courses
Course Description Duration Prerequistes Delivery
Advanced Aviation Course (AA) The Advanced Aviation Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities. Activities include instructional techniques, aviation communication and meteorology.

1 week distance learning

3 weeks in-house

4 weeks total

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

Hybrid

Glider Pilot Training Course The Glider Pilot Training Course is a six- or seven-week training program that results in successful candidates graduating with their Transport Canada Glider Pilot Licence. Cadets applying for the Glider Pilot Training Course must be 16 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken, must successfully complete Proficiency Level Three by the end of the training year, applicants are required to pass a qualifying exam conducted and administered by the Air Cadet National Ground School, must have completed Grade 9 or equivalent (Secondary 3 in Quebec and Senior 1 in Manitoba) by the nomination deadline, must obtain a valid Category 3 Medical Certificate from Transport Canada, and must meet the minimum and maximum height and weight limitations. The physical limitations for height and weight are: minimum height of 152.4 cm and a maximum height of 190.5 cm, and a minimum weight of 40.82 Kg and a maximum weight of 90.72 Kg. 6 weeks total in-house

Training Year 3+

Age 16+

In-person

Power Pilot Training Course The Power Pilot Training Course is a seven-week training program that results in successful candidates graduating with their Transport Canada Power Pilot Licence. Cadets applying for the Power Pilot Training Course must be 17 years old by September 1st of the year the course is taken, must successfully complete Proficiency Level Four by the end of the training year, applicants are required to pass a qualifying exam conducted and administered by the Air Cadet National Ground School, must have completed Grade 10 or equivalent (Secondary 4 in Quebec and Senior 2 in Manitoba) by the nomination deadline, must obtain a valid Category 3 Medical Certificate from Transport Canada, and must meet the maximum weight limitations. The maximum weight for a student pilot is 111.13 Kg. 7 weeks total in-house

Training Year 4+
Age 17+

In-person

Survival Instructor Course (SI) The Survival Instructor Course provides cadets an opportunity to develop as a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the duties of a Survival Instructor and team leader for aircrew survival activities. Activities include aircrew survival skills, team and solo survival exercises, aircrew survival exercise operations, instructional technique, and navigation by map and compass.

1 week distance learning

3 weeks in-house

4 weeks total

Training Year 3+

Age 14+

Hybrid

Planned CTC Locations

The 2022 planned CTCs are dispersed across the country, generally located within Canadian Armed Forces (CAF) facilities, which supports our flexible programming and meets our requirements for 2022 and the near-term future.

This summer we plan to operate 12 centralized CTCs which embody the tri-service reality of the Cadet Program. Each CTC is attended by cadets representing all three elements. The name of the CTC refers to the centralized location of cadet accommodations and administrative support, but we may also use nearby community facilities for specific activities where appropriate.


Text Version - Summer 2022 Planned CTC Courses

This is a map of Canada representing the CTC locations and which courses will be offered at each CTC.

Course Element Duration
(weeks)
Location
Advanced Sail Sea 6 Greenwood CTC
Sail 1 Sea 6 HMCS Quadra, Trenton, Bagotville, and Greenwood CTCs
Sail 2 Sea 6 HMCS Quadra and Bagotville CTCs
Seamanship Sea 2 HMCS Quadra, Bagotville and Argonaut CTCs
Expedition Team Member Army 2 Blackdown, Valcartier and Argonaut CTCs
Expedition Team Leader Army 4 Blackdown, Valcartier and Argonaut CTCs
Fullbore Marksmanship Phase 1 Army 4 Connaught CTC
Trial: Mountain Bike Instructor Course Army 2 HMCS Quadra CTC
Advanced Aviation Air 4 Cold Lake, Connaught, Bagotville and Greenwood CTCs
Survival Instructor Air 4 Cold Lake, Blackdown, Valcartier and Argonaut CTCs
Glider Pilot Training Course Air 6 Brandon, Trenton and St-Jean CTCs
Power Pilot Training Course Air 6-7 HMCS Quadra, Bagotville and Greenwood CTCs
Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor Common 4 Vernon, Connaught, Valcartier and Argonaut CTCs
Cadet Advisory Council Common 6 Connaught CTC
Drill and Ceremonial Instructor Common 4 Vernon, Cold Lake, Connaught, Valcartier and Argonaut CTCs
Military Band Musician Common 4 HMCS Quadra, Valcartier and Argonaut CTCs
Fitness and Sports Instructor Common 4 Vernon, Cold Lake, Valcartier and Argonaut CTCs

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