SSI Debbie Callaghan, County PRO Greater Manchester ACF
Information below provided by SSI Grahame Wells, PRO, 1st Battalion The Highlanders Army Cadet Force
A fantastic opportunity for cadets thanks to 1st Battalion, The Highlanders.
A National JCIC has been set up and 80 places have been made available to army cadets from across the UK. The National JCIC will be run over three weekends between the 4-21 March 2021.
For more information about the course see below:
The Junior Cadet Instructor Cadre (JCIC) is an integral part of 3-Star training and all cadets at this level take the course. It is designed to teach the cadet how to instruct new entrants and 1-Star cadets in drill, turnout and military knowledge; map and compass; skill-at-arms and fieldcraft.
The course, which will be a mixture of virtual and blended learning will be delivered by members of the Battalion, with 20 CFAVs from the participating Army Cadet Counties to support delivery.
Following an initial 'Meet the Staff' session on the evening of Thursday 4 March, for cadets to meet the course staff and ask any questions, the course will be split over three weekends: 6-7, 13-14 and 20-21 March.
Weekend 1 will consist the delivery of Demonstration Teaching Practices delivered by the staff, covering Drill & Turnout, Navigation, Fieldcraft and additional Demo lessons - for educational purposes - on First Aid, Physical and Military Knowledge. Following weekend 1 the cadets will be split into 8-person syndicates for the delivery of their TP's.
Weekends 2 and 3 will be the assessment weekends where the cadets will deliver their TP's to the cadets in their syndicate and staff. Cadets will deliver at least two lessons, but no more than three, covering: Drill, Navigation and Fieldcraft.
Throughout the three weekends there will also be a series of guest speakers and leadership presentations, from high profile members of the Army Cadets, names to be announced later.
The course will be delivered via the Zoom platform, Students are to ensure they have good Internet access and video capability, preferably Computer Workstation, Laptop or iPad.
Prior to the course starting Students are to cover a revision of the Cadet Force Instructions Technique lessons 1-6 in their own time prior, a CFIT Lesson 1-6 revision lesson video can be watched by clicking here.
Eligibility Criteria & How to Apply
The course is open to ALL Cadets who are holding 2 Star APC.
Cadets are to apply for the course through their Detachment Staff via their respective counties to be booked onto the course, bookings are to be uploaded through Westminster (Course Code 21/772939) indicating priority 1, 2, 3 in the notes.
Course applications close 1 March 2021, however, it may close earlier if there is a high level of applications.
Students delivering lessons virtually will have to use their imagination on the delivery of their Teaching Practices and will benefit from the debrief points from the assessors, both on their lessons and their peers. The assessors are looking at are:
- Production of lesson plans
- Ability to plan, prepare & deliver TP’s
- Subject Matter Knowledge
- Use of Intuitive Training Aids
- Question technique
- Class participation
If you are eligible and interested in attending this course, please ask your detachment staff in your detachment Facebook group to put your name forward.