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Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training

The Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training (CCAT) is the centre of excellence established to deliver Adventurous Training qualification and skill-based experience courses for Cadet Force Adults Volunteers and cadets aged 15+ from the Army Cadets


We offer a wide range of challenging, inspirational, progressive and safely managed courses at all levels from Basic to Intermediate skills through to Leader/Instructor qualifications following the Army Cadets Adventurous Training (ACAT) and National Governing Body (NGB) accredited schemes.

We provide a unique pathway for CFAV’s to gain National Governing Body (NGB) accredited Lowland Leader, Hill Walking Leader, Mountaineering Leader, Rock Climbing (indoor and outdoor) Instructor, Mountain Bike Leader, Skiing Instructor and Paddlesport Leader/Instructor qualifications with the intention of creating a nucleus of AT qualified instructors/leaders with the skills and experience to deliver safe, fun and progressive activities within the ACF and CCF units.

Senior Cadets (15+) can embark on a pathway to gain a Basic and Intermediate skills qualification in Summer, Winter and Alpine Mountaineering, Rock Climbing, Winter Climbing, Caving, Open Canoeing, Kayaking (Sea & Inland), Skiing (Nordic & Alpine) and Mountain Biking. CCAT now offers cadets aged 15+ an opportunity to participate in a 5-day Multi Activity Package (MAP). These courses are conducted from our locations at Halton in Lancashire and Bavaria in Southern Germany.

Cadets Mountaineering

"I attended this course for my Gold Expedition. I have gained many more skills like teamwork, self-reliance and leadership"

CCAT has two UK based delivery centres, Capel Curig Training Camp located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales and Halton Training Camp near Lancaster on the banks of the River Lune just 20 minutes south of the Lake District. We also deliver a range of fantastic expeditions in Germany, Norway and Spain.

Need help planning your next unit adventurous training exercise? The Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training can help. The Headquarters team located at Capel Curig has vast experience, we can advise on planning and delivering of AT activities and guide you through the assurance and approvals process. Our facilities located at Capel Curig in the Snowdonia National Park and Halton near Lancaster are available to units when we are not using them to deliver our courses. We also have an array of AT equipment which can also be utilised when not in use. Please get in touch, we are here to support you!


Our Course Calendar

We have an jammed packed calendar of events, full of adventure and action.

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Bavaria Muti-Activity Package

Our Locations

We have various locations we run our courses from:

  • CCAT Capel Curig, Capel Curig Training Camp, Capel Curig, Conwy, LL240DS, Wales
  • CCAT Halton, Halton Road, Lancaster, Lancashire, LA2 6LW

We also run overseas courses to Spain, Canada, Norway and many more

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Going away with CCAT to Norway was just amazing, I have made many new friends which I will keep in touch with throughout my cadet career.


Courses in 2023


Qualfications Achieved


Overseas Courses


National Expeditions

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Our People

Andrew Lester Head of Department

Andrew Lester SO2 Adventurous Training

Julie Richards CEO

Julie Richards Chief Executive Officer


Our People

Roslyn Edwards Centre Manager Capel Curig

Roslyn Edwards Capel Curig Centre Manager

Chis Helsop Centre Manager Halton

Chris Heslop Halton Centre Manager

Dave Norton Log Co ordinator

Dave Norton Logistics Co-ordinater

Our adventures

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Upcoming activities

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Our recent adventure

Contact Us

Centre for Cadet Adventurous Training,
Capel Curig Training Camp,
Capel Curig,
LL240DS, Wales