Combined Cadet Force (CCF)

The aim of the Combined Cadet Force (CCF) at Bradfield is to enhance the personal development of our pupils, providing them with opportunities to develop leadership, team work skills, self-reliance and resourcefulness.

The CCF is split into a Royal Marine Section, an Army Section and an RAF Section, each of which is run by Officers from the teaching staff.

Faulkner’s (Year 9) pupils join the CCF in the Summer Term and participate in an introductory programme of activities. During the latter part of the term, pupils are asked to select which section of the CCF they wish to join.

During the Shell year (Year 10), pupils participate in CCF activities on a weekly basis within their respective section. CCF remains compulsory for Shell cadets during the Michaelmas and Lent Terms. In the Summer Term, a pupil can opt out of the CCF with the Voluntary Service Programme (VSP) designed specifically for these pupils.

Pupils who decide to stay on in the CCF beyond the Shell are given the opportunity to become Junior Leaders. Pupils who join the College in the Sixth Form may join the CCF and will undergo an induction period prior to becoming Junior Leaders.

They are also eligible to participate in a vocational award called the BTEC First Diploma in Public Services. The scheme is run by the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation (CVQO).

For more information on the CCF at Bradfield, see our co-curricular handbook.