Fieldcraft training allows cadets to develop their personal skills and knowledge in a wide range of activities which relate directly to working and living in a field environment. In addition, it offers a wide range of opportunities for leadership at all levels. As fieldcraft training is a core cadet activity, cadets will progress through the 22 fieldcraft lessons, which vary from field administration, building a shelter, movement at night, cooking in the field and movement with weapons.

Levels of Fieldcraft ability

Through the course of a cadet career, cadets will move through three stages of ability for the fieldcraft syllabus. These are:


Military Skills

Military Skills’ builds upon and develops what cadets have learnt during their fieldcraft training. Military Skills also introduce the use of weapon handling and the knowledge and application of basic tactics. These events are run at a both Wing and Corps level.

Fieldcraft Instructors

To allow cadets to participate in any fieldcraft training, all staff are required to carry out further specialist training to ensure that the cadets and staff are familiar with all the skills required and to ensure compliance is met in line with RAFAC policies and guidance.

Staff cadets can now undertake a Fieldcraft Instructors Course which must be signed off by the Wing Fieldcraft Officer. This course is open to staff cadets who have shown strong knowledge of the fieldcraft syllabus and safe system of training.

As a Qualified Fieldcraft Instructor you can undertake the teaching of the basic fieldcraft syllabus.

The Fieldcraft Instructors Course can also be undertaken on the Junior Leaders Course, as part of its syllabus.