Commandants and Senior Officers

The aim of this course is to familiarise Cadet Commandants, Deputy Commandants and other senior Officers with the organization, administration, management and training of the ACF at County and national levels.


A mandatory course for Cadet Commandants and Deputy Cadet Commandants to attend within one year of appointment. It is also be attended by new CEOs on appointment.


This course takes the form of a briefing on the wider aspects of the ACF with many outside speakers and work in syndicates which then present their work to the rest of the course. It aims to consolidate previous knowledge and experience gained from a successful career in the ACF or from service with the Regular or Territorial Army, thus preparing the student for their new responsibilities particularly in the areas of cadet safety and duty of care. New CEOs are advised to attend this course at the earliest opportunity.