Btec is a
vocational course that you can take part in either
through cadets or as a civilian, and is a Nationally
recognisable and respected qualification for
employers and institutes of higher education, but
best of all its free for cadets!.
There are many Btec courses to take, ranging from
health and social care, to performance studies. The
ACF offers cadets a choice of three categories to
choose from; these are:
first diploma in public services
first diploma in music
first diploma in engineering
options 2 & 3 are better suited to regiments in
the ACF that have company bands, such as
participants in the Corps of Drums, or regiments
affiliated to the engineers)
qualifying age to take part in Btec is 16 and above,
and at the ACF level of a three star trainer.
the award is completed it gives that candidate the
equivalent of 4 GCSE’s at
to C) level and this can also be completed through
the activities and courses you complete as a cadet.
It involves taking part in supervised adventurous
training, the occasional weekend away and the
completion of two work books specific to the course.
are levels within the diploma , that determine the
overall grade for the candidate, these are Pass,
Merit and Distinction (A at GCSE) some of this is
reflected on performance and levels achieved within
the applicable ACF activities; in simpler terms the
more courses you take part in and effort you put in,
the better your end result will be!