Summer Training & CAP

Information about Cadet Activities Program (CAP)

Cadet Activities Program is scheduled for August 8 to August 13 at Fort York Armoury (in-person training). The training is geared towards level 1 and level 2 cadets.

More information can be found here:

Cadet Activities Program Information – limited information at this time.

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Cadet Activities Program Summer 2021 – SIGN UP FORM

Cadet Activities Program Summer 2021 – Staff Cadet

Email the summer training coordinator, 2Lt. Reimer, if you are interested in being a staff cadet for the summer CAP program.  CAP is intended to be an in-person local day program (no overnight). The requirements are the same as other staff cadet positions:

Min. 16 years of age before training begins.
Max. 18 years of age by last day of training. (Cannot turn 19 while employed as a staff cadet)
Completed Level 4 by end of the 2020/2021 Training Year.

Location & Dates:
Fort York Armoury – Toronto
August 8 to August 20.

Summer Cadet Co-op

High school co-op credits are available to eligible cadets who participate in summer training or the Cadet Activities Program. For more information on this opportunity to earn extra high school credits through your cadet training, visit the following link:

Summer Cadet Co-op

 

Virtual 2021 Summer Training

Virtual Summer Training 2021 Application Form (Closed)

Virtual Summer Training 2021 Information

Summer Training 2021 Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

2021 Scheduled Course Dates

Course/Activity Start Date End Date Days
Virtual Basic Aviation 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Advanced Aviation 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Aerospace 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Airport Operations 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Survival 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Military Band – Basic 2021-07-05 2021-07-23 19
Virtual Military Band – Basic 2021-07-26 2021-08-13 19
Virtual Military Band – Intermediate 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Military Band – Advance 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Pipe Band – Basic 2021-07-05 2021-07-23 19
Virtual Pipe Band – Basic 2021-07-26 2021-08-13 19
Virtual Pipe Band – Intermediate 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Pipe Band – Advance 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Cadet Correspondent Course 2021-07-05 2021-07-09 5
Virtual Cadet Correspondent Course 2021-07-12 2021-07-16 5
Virtual Cadet Correspondent Course 2021-07-19 2021-07-23 5
Virtual Cadet Correspondent Course 2021-07-26 2021-07-30 5
Virtual Cadet Correspondent Course 2021-08-02 2021-08-06 5
Virtual Cadet Correspondent Course 2021-08-09 2021-08-13 5
Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Course 2021-07-05 2021-07-09 5
Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Course 2021-07-12 2021-07-16 5
Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Course 2021-07-19 2021-07-23 5
Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Course 2021-07-26 2021-07-30 5
Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Course 2021-08-02 2021-08-06 5
Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Course 2021-08-09 2021-08-13 5
Virtual Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime 2021-07-05 2021-07-09 5
Virtual Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime 2021-07-12 2021-07-16 5
Virtual Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime 2021-07-19 2021-07-23 5
Virtual Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime 2021-07-26 2021-07-30 5
Virtual Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime 2021-08-02 2021-08-06 5
Virtual Restricted Operator Certificate – Maritime 2021-08-09 2021-08-13 5
Virtual Coaching 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Cyber Training Course 2021-07-12 2021-07-23 14
Cyber Training Course 2021-07-26 2021-08-06 14
Effective Communication 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Instructional Techniques 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40
Virtual Introduction to Fitness & Sport 2021-07-05 2021-08-13 40

COURSE DESCRIPTIONS AND ELIGIBILITY 

  • Cadets can only take one course at a time. You cannot take a 6 week course at the same time as a 3 week course. However, you can take a 2 week course, followed by a 3 week course as long as they do not overlap.
  • Cadets may apply for multiple courses. However, there are limited billets, so list your top 4 choices on the application.
  • Selections may occur up to 1 week prior to the course start date.
  • All cadets selected or on standby will receive a Cadet 365 account. It is important that the Administration Officer has your correct individual email address and contact information (cannot be shared).  You must have a phone number for authentication purposes.
  • All courses will require an internet connection and device to complete training on.
  • Age is based on course start date.
  • Level completed is the training level you are in now (and will complete before end of year)
  • Older cadets or higher level cadets are not precluded from taking junior courses.
  • If you select a course for which you are not eligible (For example: a level 1 cadet asking for Advanced Aviation), the summer training officer may substitute for a more appropriate course (For example: Basic Aviation).
  • There is some flexibility with age and level for older cadets who are applying to junior courses. (For example: a 17 year old cadet is permitted to apply for Airport Operations).

Virtual Basic Aviation

The Virtual Basic Aviation course is an opportunity for cadets to experiment with fundamentals of aviation through a series of activities. It will prepare them to further pursue aviation training in the Air Cadet program. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15 ideally in years 1 or 2 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Air 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours

Virtual Advanced Aviation

The Virtual Advanced Aviation course is for cadets to wish to develop as a specialist in aviation. They will practice the skills required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities. This program will prepare them to further pursue aviation training in the Air Cadet program, including applying for Glider or Power. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16, ideally in years 2, 3 or 4 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Air 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours

Virtual Aerospace

The Virtual Aerospace course promotes an interest in aerospace careers by introducing aspects of astronomy, history and aerospace technology through engaging activities in cosmology, rocketry and research projects. Cadets will complete a series of activities and projects as they explore aerospace. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 2 or 3 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Air 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours

Virtual Airport Operations

The Virtual Airport Operations course is designed to develop a specialist cadet with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for airport-operational activities within the Air Cadet Program and to stimulate an interest in roles in airport operations in the aviation industry. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 16, ideally in years 2, 3 or 4 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Air 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours

Virtual Survival

The Virtual Survival course develops a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an assistant instructor and syndicate leader for survival activities and serve as an opportunity to further prepare for survival training within the Air Cadet Program. Cadets will have an opportunity to apply practical skills and participate in a backyard FTX. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 1, 2 or 3 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Air 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours + self-directed activities

Virtual Restricted Operator’s Certificate (M)

The Virtual Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) provides the cadets an opportunity to achieve the ROC(M) qualification. Course content includes Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems, regulations and policy and Digital Selective Calling. Cadets applying for this course should have the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency qualification, be 14-16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three/ Silver Star/ Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 1 week 5 days 3 hours

Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Competency

The Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Competency (PCOC) provides the cadets an opportunity to achieve the PCOC qualification. Course content will include description of applicable regulations and policies, personal safety when on board a vessel and recognizing navigational aids. Cadets applying for this course should be 14-16 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Three/ Silver Star/ Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 1 week 5 days 3 hours

Virtual Military Band – Basic

The Military Band – Basic Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory and demonstrating rhythm skills. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 12 and 14 and have successfully completed Phase One / Green Star / Proficiency Level One.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Military Band – Intermediate

The Military Band – Intermediate Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Basic, be between the ages of 13 and 15 and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Military Band – Advanced

The Military Band – Advanced Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and military band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’/squadron music programs. Activities include music theory, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Military Band Music Level Two, be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Pipes and Drums – Basic

The Pipes and Drums – Basic Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 12 and 14 and have successfully completed Phase One / Green Star / Proficiency Level One.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Pipes and Drums – Intermediate

The Pipes and Drums – Intermediate Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Two, be between the ages of 14 and 15 and have successfully completed Phase Two / Red Star / Proficiency Level Two.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Pipes and Drums – Advanced

The Pipes and Drums – Advanced Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in advanced music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to lead and instruct corps’ music programs. Activities include music theory, leadership, and instructional technique. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should have obtained a Music Proficiency Level – Pipes and Drums Level Three, be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

Virtual Cadet Correspondent

The Cadet Correspondent virtual workshop is a 5 session course where the cadets learn the basics of supporting Public Affairs. The modules include how to effectively use social media, take a great photo, and become a storyteller the unit / squadron. The cadets will require a device to capture imagery, this does not have to be a fancy camera, it could be a phone or tablet. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 15 and 17. The training will be a combination of instructor and self-guided content.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 1 week 5 days 1.5 hours of instruction with self-guided work

Introduction to Fitness and Sports

The Virtual Introduction to Fitness and Sports course provides cadets an opportunity to perform the duties of a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a fitness and sports team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the corps / squadron. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, and leading recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours + self-directed activities

Virtual Coaching

The Virtual Coaching course will provide cadets the opportunity to perform coaching skills within the Cadet Program. Topic areas covered within the course will include the SMART approach to goal setting, the GROW model for coaching, and coaching skills required to coach within the cadet marksmanship and biathlon programs. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 15 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours

Virtual Instructional Techniques

The Virtual Instructional Technique course will provide cadets an opportunity to perform the skills necessary for Classroom Instruction, Drill Instruction and Virtual Instruction. Topic areas covered within the course will include, how to complete a lesson plan, how to create and utilize training aids, communication techniques for face to face instruction and virtual instruction. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours

Effective Communication

The Effective Communication program will allow cadets to develop communication skills, focusing on attributes necessary for effective leadership and encouraging cadets to challenge themselves through competitive and motivational speaking. Cadets applying for this program should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 2 or 3 of the cadet program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 6 weeks 5 days 3 hours

Cadet Cyber Training

The Cadet Cyber Training Course will be conducted over the course of 2 weeks. Cadets will be immersed into the work of Cyber Security, learning, and securing multi-platforms operating systems (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18) and interact with CAF/COATS Cyber Educators. Training provided will help cadets develop the Cyber Defence skills required to compete in an online competition with other groups from across the world at the end of the week. Successful participants will acquire the skill set to lead and support cadets in virtual and cyber activities within the CCO.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day
Common 2 weeks 5 days 4 hours