What we Do as Air Cadets
Real World Qualifications
We offer real world qualifications in Aviation Studies (BTEC Award... equivalent to 1 GCSE at Grades A-C...
progressing to a BTEC Certificate... equivalent to 2 GCSEs at Grades A-C) and Public Services (BTEC First Diploma... equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*- C level).
In addition we offer the Duke of Edinburgh Award scheme from bronze to gold award.
If you are dedicated and one of the lucky few you could win a flying scholarship and gain a part of your training toward your PPL, Private Pilots Licence.
The ATC will fill your CV with worthwhile achievement if you work hard!
Making Tomorrow's Leaders
Like the RAF, the squadron has a rank structure that operates at both cadet and adult levels.
As a cadet, you may be asked to take responsibility for yourself and other cadets as a corporal. Initially this will mean a small team and a single task, but eventually you may be asked to take greater responsibility and accept higher ranks.
Whether you are promoted or not we offer leadership and personal development training to help you make the most of your experiences and talents
We offer Gliding as a core activity giving you the chance to progress from being a gliding novice all the way through to becoming an instructor yourself.
We offer powered flying in the Grob Tutor Aircraft through Number 6 Air Experience Flight at RAF Benson.
Learn aerobatics and maybe progress on to a flying scholarship and go solo
Our Squadron has a virtual flight training school to teach you the basics of flight using modern simulation techniques.
You will learn UK Air Traffic Control Procedure and flight dynamics before you get in the aircraft
Hitting the Target
Shooting is an optional activity within the Air Training Corps. We offer shooting of both .22 calibre bolt action rifles and 5.56 mm L98 cadet rifle, the bolt action version of the UK armed forces weapon.
We only undertake competition target shooting and an internal progressive award scheme. All our instructors qualified to the highest level.
Shooting exercises are carried out with the utmost care with the total safety of cadets and staff in mind.
Field Craft Skills
Duke of Edinburgh
The ATC is one of the primary providers of the Duke of Edinburgh award scheme (DoE) and here at 150 we have a fine track record in getting cadets interested in the award scheme and helping them through it.
We run many expeditions each year and all cadets can get their bronze award and, if capable, pass though to Silver. Two of our cadets are currently progressing through their gold level award
Field craft training is all about learning to live and lead in the filed.
It covers silent moment and staying unseen.
150 undertakes at least 1 weekend camp of this type per year as well as sending a team to our wing competition.
First Aid Training
The ATC offers a wide variety of first aid training and all of it is available through 150.
All cadets are expected to hold a first aid qualification within the first 3 months of service.
We offer heartstart, the Young First Aid Award, Activity First Aid and First Aid at Work. These courses are either taken on the squadron or through Thames Valley Wing.