Awards success for 60 cadets


The Argyll & Sutherland Highlanders Battalion ACF held their summer camp at Strensall in North Yorkshire from 13-26 July. 

As part of the camp activity, 60 cadets achieved the 2 Star Army Proficiency Certificate (APC).

In Scotland, there is now a qualification for the ACF, which is awarded by the Scottish Qualifications Authority (SQA). This mirrors the 2 Star Army Proficiency Certificate.

Cadets during Adventure Training.

With only a little extra effort, cadets can now also achieve the Army Cadet Achievement, Teamwork and Citizenship Award. This is credit rated within the Scottish education system at Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 4 and carries 20 credits.

In practice, this means 2 Star cadets can now demonstrate their cadet achievements in the wider world, which will stand them in excellent stead with both employers and Further & Higher Education.

A Police Scotland officer instructs cadets.

All of the detachments of A&SH were involved in working towards this award, and the cadets should be very proud of their achievements.

A special mention should go to their SQA assessor, Second Lieutenant Barry Stevenson whose tremendous effort in co-ordinating and carrying out the assessments means that 60 young people have gained a very valuable qualification.

Cadets working together during a Fieldcraft Exercise.

For more information on the Army Cadet Force, click HERE.
For more information on the Scottish Qualifications Authority, click HERE.
For more information on the SCQF framework, click HERE.

Cadets receiving instruction on the Strensall ranges.

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