Five Training Levels in Air Cadet Program
Five Training Levels in Air Cadet Program

Air Cadets are challenged to qualify to five training levels. Each level is normally completed in the ten-month training period from September to June. With the approval of the commanding officer, cadets 14 years of age and older may complete levels 1 and 2 in a single training year. Success in meeting the required standard is rewarded with the appropriate level qualification badge. In Level Four cadets learn to instruct so that when they reach Level Five, they are ready to teach other cadets. The chart below displays the training level structure of the Royal Canadian Air Cadets.

Level One

To achieve Level One a cadet must satisfactorily complete the following first year performance objectives:

  • PO 101 – Citizenship
  • PO 102 – Community Service
  • PO 103 – Leadership
  • PO 104 – Personal Fitness and Healthy Living
  • PO 105 – Recreational Sports
  • PO 106 – Air Rifle Marksmanship
  • PO 107 – General Cadet Knowledge
  • PO 108 – Drill
  • PO 120 – Canadian Forces Familiarization
  • PO 121 – Canadian Aviation, Aerospace and Aerodrome Operations Community Familiarization
  • PO 129 – Radio Communication
  • PO 130 – Aviation Activities
  • PO 140 – Aerospace Activities
  • PO 160 – Aerodrome Operations Activities
  • PO 190 – Aircrew Survival
  • Positive Social Relations for Youth

 

Level Two

To achieve Level Two a cadet must satisfactorily complete the following second year performance objectives:

  • PO 201 – Citizenship
  • PO 202 – Community Service
  • PO 203 – Leadership
  • PO 204 – Personal Fitness and Healthy Living
  • PO 205 – Recreational Sports
  • PO 206 – Air Rifle Marksmanship
  • PO 207 – General Cadet Knowledge
  • PO 208 – Drill
  • PO C211 – Biathlon
  • PO 230 – Aviation History
  • PO 231 – Principles of Flight
  • PO 232 – Propulsion
  • PO 240 – Aerospace
  • PO 260 – Aerodrome Operations
  • PO 270 – Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance
  • PO 290 – Aircrew Survival
  • Positive Social Relations for Youth

 

Level Three

To achieve Level Three a cadet must satisfactorily complete the following third year performance objectives

  • PO 301 – Citizenship
  • PO 302 – Community Service
  • PO 303 – Leadership
  • PO 304 – Personal Fitness and Healthy Living
  • PO 305 – Recreational Sports
  • PO 306 – Air Rifle Marksmanship
  • PO 307 – General Cadet Knowledge
  • PO 308 – Drill
  • PO 309 – Instructional Techniques
  • PO 311 – Biathlon
  • PO 320 – Canadian Forces Familiarization
  • PO 331 – Principles of Flight
  • PO 336 – Meteorology
  • PO 337 – Air Navigation
  • PO 340 – Aerospace
  • PO 360 – Aerodrome Operations
  • PO 370 – Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance
  • PO 390 – Aircrew Survival
  • Positive Social Relations for Youth

 

Level Four

To achieve Level Four a cadet must satisfactorily complete the following fourth year performance objectives

  • PO 401 – Citizenship
  • PO 402 – Community Service
  • PO 403 – Leadership
  • PO 404 – Personal Fitness and Healthy Living
  • PO 405 – Recreational Sports
  • PO 406 – Air Rifle Marksmanship
  • PO 407 – General Cadet Knowledge
  • PO 408 – Drill
  • PO 409 – Instructional Techniques
  • PO 420 – Canadian Forces Familiarization
  • PO 429 – Radio Communication
  • PO 431 – Principles of Flight
  • PO 432 – Propulsion
  • PO 436 – Meteorology
  • PO 437 – Air Navigation
  • PO 440 – Aerospace
  • PO 460 – Aerodrome Operations
  • PO 470 – Aircraft Manufacturing and Maintenance
  • PO 490 – Aircrew Survival
  • Positive Social Relations for Youth

 

Level Five

To achieve Level Five a cadet must satisfactorily complete the following fifth year performance objectives

  • PO 501 – Citizenship
  • PO 502 – Community Service
  • PO 503 – Leadership
  • PO 504 – Personal Fitness and Healthy Living
  • PO 507 – General Cadet Knowledge
  • PO 509 – Instructional Techniques
  • PO 513 – Personal Development (Workshops)
  • PO 514 – Personal Development (Individual Learning)

 

Onwards

  • Cadets who have completed Level Five are often assigned responsibilities to help administer the squadron including assisting in clothing stores, squadron administration, training coordination and instruction
  • There are no further badges awarded beyond Level Five
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