Army Proficiency Certificate

The Army Proficiency Certificate will provide you with multiple skills

During your time in the Army Cadet Force (ACF) you follow a syllabus called the Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) which gets more challenging each year. As you learn more about each topic and get better at it, you go up through the star levels until you reach four star or even Master Cadet. Subjects that you learn include the following:

As well as the APC topics, you also get the chance to have a go at a wide range of exciting adventurous training activities (including kayaking, abseiling, climbing, caving, skiing and mountain biking, plus loads more) and you can also do The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award. We run expeditions that can be anything from a few nights camping in the Lake District to an intrepid trek through the Himalayas – plus everything else in between. There are also international cadet exchanges and field trips to European battlefields. If you’re sporty then there are heaps of competitions for you. You’d start by competing against other cadets in your local area, but if you’re good you could end up representing your county in national ACF sports competitions. There are even a few opportunities to travel overseas and represent Great Britain in sports like shooting.