Combined Cadet Force (CCF)
The CCF is a Ministry of Defence-sponsored organisation where cadets will learn independence, leadership and team skills, and experience challenges that push them to new limits.
There is a focus on a military syllabus but there are also many adventurous training activities on offer throughout the year, including kayaking, canoeing, laser tag, climbing and walking.
There are also weekends, camps and courses where a huge range of activities take place. The aim is to empower cadets with responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, respect, resilience and a sense of public service.
Although CCF is happy to support cadets with service aspirations, they are never pushed towards a military career. However, CCF cadets have previously been awarded university scholarships and bursaries from the Services, and many OWs have risen to positions of prominence, such as former Chief of the General Staff General Sir Peter Wall.