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Adults learn new skills

Adult Induction, Signals, First Aid and Detachment Commander training at Driffield - by Capt N Bizzell

Adults learn new skills

21 February 2022

  • Humberside And South Yorkshire ACF

Over the weekend adult volunteers from across the county converged on Cadet Training Centre Driffield to hone their skills. A number of courses were available for adult ranging from Adult Induction 2 to Detachment Commander training. Giving options for professional development for all levels of Cadet Force Adult Volunteer.

All our adults need to maintain a current First Aid qualification so the First Aid at Work course is always a popular option. The training led by the ever entertaining partnership of Captain Gary McDool and Sgt Paula Fretwell. Theoretical information is supplemented with practical application. All present left with their required qualification but more importantly potentially life saving skills.

This year the new Army Cadet Force Syllabus includes Cadet Information Systems CIS, commonly know as signals. Some of our dedicated volunteers spent their weekend learning all about CIS so they are prepared for the change.

For those looking to develop their practical leadership skills there was a Detachment Commanders Training course. Lieutenants Hollie Troughton and Mike Johnson ran participants through all the procedures and techniques needed to manage a successful detachment.

For those just beginning their volunteering there was an Adult Induction weekend. the new volunteers were taken through actions taken in an emergency in the Red book test, instructional techniques and weapon handling and a host of other vital skills for the fledgling instructor.

The weekend was one of several opportunities during the year to complete adult training activities. If you would like to get involved and build your own skills contact your Company Training Officer or use the link below to find a detachment near you.

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