Welcome to the Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training

The Cadet Centre for Adventurous Training (CCAT) is 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 Foundation through to Intermediate and Leader/Instructor qualifications through both the Joint Service and National Governing Body (NGB) accredited schemes.

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

The Senior Cadets (16+) can embark on a pathway to gain a basic Foundation 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 offer cadets aged 15 yrs only an opportunity to participate in a 5 day Multi Activity package. These courses are conducted from our locations at Halton in Lancashire and Bavaria in Southern Germany.

CCAT has three main 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 Feshiebridge 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 use overseas bases to deliver a range of fantastic courses 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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