5002-2 Training Year Placement
Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Group Order (CJCR Gp O)
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Date of Issue: 2021-03-17
Date of Verification: 2023-09-21
Application: This is an order that applies to cadets who register in the Cadet Program.
- Cadet Administrative and Training Order 40-01, Annex F
- Cadet Administrative and Training Order 51-01, Annex A, Appendix 1 and 2
Approval Authority: This order is issued under the authority of the Commander Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Group.
Office of Primary Interest (OPI): Deputy Chief of Staff - Support
|Abbreviation||Complete Word or Phrase|
|CATO||Cadet Administrative and Training Order|
|CJCR Gp||Cadets and Junior Canadian Rangers Group|
|QR Cadets||Queen’s Regulations and Orders for Canadian Cadet Organizations|
|QSP||Qualification Standard and Plan|
Developmental Period. A developmental period in the Cadet Program is a progressive three stage learning model which is linked to an individual’s age and mental, physical, emotional, and social development. While transitioning through the developmental periods an individual will be provided training appropriate to their learning and skill level, while working to develop higher-level thinking skills such as reasoning, reflective thinking, and problem solving.
Year. Year refers to the training level (e.g. Phase Three, Silver Star, Level Three) and not time accumulated in the Cadet Program.
4.1 The corps/squadron Commanding Officer will ensure a cadet is given the opportunity to participate in activities with peers appropriate to their developmental period. The placement of a cadet in the appropriate year increases the probability of a meaningful and positive cadet experience.
4.2 A cadet’s developmental period and preference will be considered when selecting the appropriate year to place a cadet. A cadet should not be placed directly into Year 4 or 5 unless they are transferring from another corps/squadron.
4.3 The following factors will be considered when selecting an appropriate year:
- a cadet who registers at 12 years old will be placed in Year 1;
- a cadet who registers at 13 years old
- will normally be placed in Year 1; or
- may be placed in Year 2 if they turn 14 years old before 1 September of the next TY.
- a cadet who registers at 14 years old:
- will normally be placed in Year 2;
- may be placed in Year 1; or
- may be placed in Year 3 if they turn 15 years old before 1 September of the next TY.
- a cadet who registers at 15 years:
- will normally be placed in Year 3; or
- may be placed in Year 1 or Year 2.
- a cadet who registers at 16 years old or older will normally be placed in Year 3.
4.4 Once a cadet has been placed in a year, the corps/squadron will ensure that the cadet’s training record is accurate in Fortress. If the cadet’s training record does not accurately reflect the effective date of the cadet’s placement, other training opportunities may be impacted.
4.5 Once placed into the appropriate year, the cadet should be assigned a peer mentor from among the cadets in the same year, to assist them in developing their skills, knowledge, and understanding of the corps/squadron weekly routine. The assignment of a peer mentor is not required when a cadet is placed in Year 1.
5.1 A cadet who is placed in Year 2 will not receive the Year 1 badge. A cadet who is placed in Year 3 will not receive the Year 1 or Year 2 badge.
5.2 A cadet who is placed in Year 2 or Year 3, must complete the Air Rifle Handling Test, as per the Year 1 QSP, Chapter 3 Annex C.
5.3 Corps/squadrons will provide cadets placed in any year with the appropriate training to safely participate in all planned corps/squadron activities, such as:
- a safety briefing prior to participating in field training activities;
- drill training prior to participating in an Annual Ceremonial Review or other parade; or
- leadership training prior to taking on a Leadership Appointment.
6.1 A cadet who registers after 31 March will not receive a training exemption for the current TY. The cadet will complete the Year in the new TY. The cadet is not eligible for summer training until the end of the next TY in accordance with QR (Cadets) 5.03, Cadet Summer Training.
Frequency of Publication
7.1 A periodic review of CJCR Gp Os will be initiated every three years, or more frequently if necessary.
Errors/Omissions or Suggestions
7.2 Users of CJCR Gp Os are encouraged to identify any errors, omissions or suggested orders to the attention of CJCR Gp HQ J1 Policy.
- QR (Cadets) Chapter 5, Section 1, Cadet Training
- CJCR Gp Order 8002-0, Cadet Training Structure
- CJCR Gp Order 8030-0, Corps/Squadron Training Program
- A-CR-CCP-601/PG-001, Royal Canadian Sea Cadets Phase One – Qualification Standard and Plan
- A-CR-CCP-701/PG-001, Royal Canadian Army Cadets Green Star – Qualification Standard and Plan
- A-CR-CCP-801/PG-001, Royal Canadian Air Cadets Level One – Qualification Standard and Plan
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