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Cadet Force Adult Volunteer

During their time in the ACF, cadets work toward the Army Proficiency Certificate (APC) which has five progressive levels of difficulty and covers a broad range of topics from personal standards and team tactics, to map reading and community work, fieldcraft and weapons handling. As an adult volunteer you will be helping guide cadets through the APC syllabus to the best of each individual’s abilities. If that sounds daunting, don’t panic! The greatest achievements start with the decision to try!

About South Queensferry Army Cadets

Our aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to the Queen, their Country and their local community, and to develop in them the qualities of a good citizen.

Experience Required

Reservists or those who have left the military will have prior knowledge of the system and how we operate. That said, our volunteers come from all walks of life and whether you have lots or very little experience, we offer full training in order that our volunteers reflect our diverse nature.

Training Details

When you apply to join you will be asked to attend a Familiarisation and Assessment (F&A) weekend with other new, potential volunteers. If you pass you will be appointed as a Probationary Instructor (PI) and will be able to start taking an active role in your detachment. Following the F&A you will start a progressive training programme - the Adult Induction Training Package - to learn how to train cadets. The package has five parts comprising three induction courses: basic, intermediate and advanced, plus two short course in First Aid and basic shooting and coaching. Most people complete the Package within their first 18-24 months of service but your progress will depend on your abilities and the time available. During your training you'll be working alongside other new volunteers so while you are picking up new skills you'll be getting plenty of support from your fellow volunteers as well as your tutors. Having completed the Package you might want to develop your leadership and management skills, with a view to becoming an officer. You might also want to undergo additional training in specialist areas. Training in the ACF is either free or heavily subsidised and many of our adult volunteer activities and training courses lead to nationally recognised qualifications of real value in your life outside cadets.

Flexibility & Commitment


Four hours per week maximum however due to individual work/family commitments this can vary from person to person. So long as there is an indication of what an individual can commit to, we can plan with that information in order to accommodate.

Location/Travel Details

South Queensferry Army Cadets are looking for volunteers who work/live within the town and neighbouring villages Kirkliston and Dalmeny.


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Accessibility Details

  • Wheelchair Access/Disabled Access Toilet
  • Disabled parking
  • Happy to have a conversation about volunteer’s needs