Regional Courses


General descriptions of the regional summer training courses and the process have been posted below.  Cadets are encouraged to view the course descriptions to start thinking about the courses they would like to apply for.

The Online Application Form is CLOSED for cadets to fill out the courses they would like to be considered for summer 2021.

Cadets will NOTt be considered for summer training if this online form is not submitted.

The form will CLOSED on Wednesday, 21 Apr 21 at 11:59PM.


Regional Summer Training Information Presentation 2018


Each year, 742 Squadron cadets attend Regional Training Courses during the summer months. 742 Squadron is allocated a small number of spots for these camps and courses based on the number of cadets in our Squadron. Generally, we have a greater number of cadets who are interested in these opportunities than spots available. The Squadron therefore, holds an internal selection process to select cadets to fill the allocated positions available at the regional level (All Air Cadet Squadrons in the Ottawa Valley and Quebec Region) where the final cadet selections for camps and courses are completed.

In order to determine which cadets will attend courses, 742 Squadron ranks the cadets based on the following:

  • rank;
  • attendance at mandatory activities;
  • participation in optional, regionally-directed and nationally-directed activities;
  • previous summer camp experiences;
  • cadet fitness assessment result;
  • time served as a cadet; 
  • honours and recognitions awarded;
  • music proficiency level (for music course selection process only); and
  • pilot selection exam result (for GPTC - PPTC selection process ONLY).

For each category; a standardized point system is used. The points are then tallied to provide a total score for each cadet. Scores for all cadets competing for the same course are compared, and the cadet with the highest score will be most likely to attend the course. All final decisions are signed off by the Commanding Officer.

Summer 2021. There is a wide variety of virtual training courses that are being offered for 2021. With a combination of instructor led, and self paced courses, cadets will be able to earn qualifications, learn new skills, and connect with friends across Canada. All of the courses will be operated on CADET365.


Course dates for XXXX have not yet been published once we receive this information they will be published under each individual course name. Please note when these dates become available they DO NOT include travel days.


The Virtual Basic Aviation course is an opportunity for cadets to experiment with fundamentals of aviation through a series of activities. It will prepare them to further pursue aviation training in the Air Cadet program. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15 ideally in years 1 or 2 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

The Virtual Aerospace course promotes an interest in aerospace careers by introducing aspects of astronomy, history and aerospace technology through engaging activities in cosmology, rocketry and research projects. Cadets will complete a series of activities and projects as they explore aerospace. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 2 or 3 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

The Virtual Advanced Aviation course is for cadets to wish to develop as a specialist in aviation. They will practice the skills required to be an instructor and team leader for aviation activities. This program will prepare them to further pursue aviation training in the Air Cadet program, including applying for Glider or Power. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16, ideally in years 2, 3 or 4 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

The Virtual Airport Operations course is designed to develop a specialist cadet with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an instructor and team leader for airport-operational activities within the Air Cadet Program and to stimulate an interest in roles in airport operations in the aviation industry. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 16, ideally in years 2, 3 or 4 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

The Virtual Survival course develops a specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to be an assistant instructor and syndicate leader for survival activities and serve as an opportunity to further prepare for survival training within the Air Cadet Program. Cadets will have an opportunity to apply practical skills and participate in a backyard FTX. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 1, 2 or 3 of the Air Cadet Program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Air

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

The Virtual Restricted Operator’s Certificate (Maritime) provides the cadets an opportunity to achieve the ROC(M) qualification. Course content includes Global Maritime Distress and Safety Systems, regulations and policy and Digital Selective Calling. Cadets applying for this course should have the Pleasure Craft Operator Competency qualification, be 14-16 years of age, and have successfully completed Phase Three/ Silver Star/ Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

1 week

5 days

3 hours

The Virtual Pleasure Craft Operator Competency (PCOC) provides the cadets an opportunity to achieve the PCOC qualification. Course content will include description of applicable regulations and policies, personal safety when on board a vessel and recognising navigational aids. Cadets applying for this course should be 14-16 years of age and have successfully completed Phase Three/ Silver Star/ Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

1 week

5 days

3 hours

The Military Band – Basic Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and military band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory and demonstrating rhythm skills. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 12 and 14 and have successfully completed Phase One / Green Star / Proficiency Level One.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

3 weeks

5 days

3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

 

The Pipes and Drums – Basic Musician course provides cadets an opportunity to participate in music training and pipe band activities, to prepare them to support corps / squadron music programs. Activities include maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills and individual lessons. Cadets must have an instrument to participate in music training. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 12 and 14 and have successfully completed Phase One / Green Star / Proficiency Level One.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

3 weeks

5 days

3 hours + 30 min of private lesson per week

 

The Cadet Correspondent virtual workshop is a 5 session course where the cadets learn the basics of supporting Public Affairs. The modules include how to effectively use social media, take a great photo, and become a storyteller the unit / squadron. The cadets will require a device to capture imagery, this does not have to be a fancy camera, it could be a phone or tablet. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 15 and 17. The training will be a combination of instructor and self-guided content.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

1 week

5 days

1.5 hours of instruction with self-guided work

The Virtual Introduction to Fitness and Sports course provides cadets an opportunity to perform the duties of a fitness and sports specialist with the skills and subject matter knowledge required to perform the role of a fitness and sports team leader for fitness and sports activities conducted at the corps / squadron. Activities include personal fitness and healthy living, and leading recreational sports. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours + self-directed activities

The Virtual Coaching course will provide cadets the opportunity to perform coaching skills within the Cadet Program. Topic areas covered within the course will include the SMART approach to goal setting, the GROW model for coaching, and coaching skills required to coach within the cadet marksmanship and biathlon programs. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 15 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Four / Gold Star / Proficiency Level Four.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

The Virtual Instructional Technique course will provide cadets an opportunity to perform the skills necessary for Classroom Instruction, Drill Instruction and Virtual Instruction. Topic areas covered within the course will include, how to complete a lesson plan, how to create and utilize training aids, communication techniques for face to face instruction and virtual instruction. Cadets applying for this course should be between the ages of 14 and 16 and have successfully completed Phase Three / Silver Star / Proficiency Level Three.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

The Effective Communication program will allow cadets to develop communication skills, focusing on attributes necessary for effective leadership and encouraging cadets to challenge themselves through competitive and motivational speaking. Cadets applying for this program should be between the ages of 13 and 15, ideally in years 2 or 3 of the cadet program.

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

6 weeks

5 days

3 hours

The Cadet Cyber Training Course will be conducted over the course of 2 weeks. Cadets will be immersed into the work of Cyber Security, learning, and securing multi-platforms operating systems (Windows 10 and Ubuntu 18) and interact with CAF/COATS Cyber Educators. Training provided will help cadets develop the Cyber Defence skills required to compete in an online competition with other groups from across the world at the end of the week. Successful participants will acquire the skill set to lead and support cadets in virtual and cyber activities within the CCO. [Non-qualification course]

Element Duration Days per week Hours per day

Common

2 weeks

5 days

4 hours

 

Updated: Jun 2nd, 2021 at 8:24 PM (EST)