Summer Training

Scholarship Selection Review process

Click here for the Air Cadet League of Canada Selection Review Process documentation.

Summer Training Courses

The table below lists all of the courses available for Air Cadets. (Tip: click the column headers to sort the table).

  • Click here for descriptions of Summer Training Courses.
  • Click here for descriptions of Advanced and Specialty Courses.
Subject Course Name Duration Prerequisite
Aviation Basic Aviation 3 Weeks Level 2
Aviation Advanced Aviation 3 Weeks Level 3
Aviation Glider Pilot Scholarship 6 Weeks Level 3
Aviation Power Pilot Scholarship 7 Weeks Level 4
Technology and Aerospace Basic Aviation Technology and Aerospace 3 Weeks Level 2
Technology and Aerospace Advanced Aerospace 6 Weeks Level 3
Technology and Aerospace Airport Operations 6 Weeks Level 3
Technology and Aerospace Aircraft Maintenance 6 Weeks Level 3
Leadership Basic Drill and Ceremonial 3 Weeks Level 2
Leadership Drill and Ceremonial Instructor 6 Weeks Level 3
Survival Basic Survival 3 Weeks Level 2
Survival Survival Instructor 6 Weeks Level 3
Fitness and Sports Basic Fitness and Sports 3 Weeks Level 2
Fitness and Sports Fitness and Sports Instructor 6 Weeks Level 3
Marksmanship Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructor 6 Weeks Level 3
Music Military Band – Basic Musician 3 Weeks Level 2
Music Military Band – Intermediate Musician 6 Weeks Level 3
Music Military Band – Advanced Musician 6 Weeks Level 4
Music Pipe Band – Basic Musician 3 Weeks Level 2
Music Pipe Band – Intermediate Musician 6 Weeks Level 3
Music Pipe Band – Advanced Musician 6 Weeks Level 4
General Training General Training Course 2 Weeks Level 1

Exchanges and Trips

The Department of National Defence (DND) and the Air Cadet League of Canada (ACL) jointly sponsor an International Cadet Exchange Program with Air Cadet Organizations around the world. As such, Canada is a member country of the International Air Cadet Exchange (IACE) Association.

Select senior cadets are chosen from air cadet squadrons across Canada to participate in International Exchanges and / or Cultural Visits.  The following is a list of countries that partake in these training opportunities:

  • Australia,
  • Belgium,
  • France,
  • Hong Kong,
  • Japan,
  • Netherlands,
  • Philippines,
  • Singapore,
  • Turkey,
  • New Zealand,
  • United Kingdom; and
  • The United States of America.

Advanced Training – Staff Cadets

Staff Cadets undergo advanced training which includes being mentored by adult leaders and senior staff cadets. Staff Cadets provide leadership, instruction and support to course Cadets at a Cadet Summer Training Centre (CSTC). Staff Cadets are not employees. Participation by the staff cadet during authorized CSTC summer training constitutes advanced training. Advanced training staff cadets are divided into two distinct categories:

  • Type 1: Training; and
  • Type 2: Training Support.

Examples of staff cadet assignments include recreational sports staff, division / platoon / flight staff, and administration staff.  Staff cadets receive an advanced training allocation ranging from $71.00 to $95.00 per day depending on their rank.  Cadets applying for staff may not be less than 16 years of age as of the first day of January of the year of advanced training.

Source: www.cadets.ca