Welcome to the Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training

The Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training (CCAT) is the centre of excellence established to deliver Adventurous Training (AT) qualification and skill-based experience courses for Cadet Force Adults Volunteers (CFAV’s) and Senior Cadets aged 16+ from the Army Cadet Force (ACF) and Combined Cadet Force (CCF).

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 (16+) 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.

CCAT has three UK based delivery centres, Capel Curig Training Camp located in the heart of the Snowdonia National Park in North Wales, Halton Training Camp near Lancaster on the banks of the River Lune just 20 minutes south of the Lake District and Rothiemurchus Lodge nestled in the heart of the Cairngorm National Park just 8 miles from Aviemore and within easy reach of the Scottish Highlands. We also deliver a range of fantastic expeditions in Canada, Germany, Switzerland, Norway and Spain.

The CCAT headquarters team located at Capel Curig has a vast reservoir of AT planning experience and knowledge. We provide a free advisory service offering guidance on the planning and safe delivery of AT activities. This includes putting you in contact with registered CCAT instructors should you require qualified leaders/instructors to deliver unit AT activities. We do not provide equipment or book facilities.



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