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3 Week Basic Courses 

Year 2

 
 

Basic Drill and Ceremonial (Army)

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The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of followership, teamwork and leadership training, building upon what has been taught in Red Star of the Corps level program. This aim will be accomplished by the development of self- confidence, knowledge and skills, and by providing ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadet to a variety of followership, teamwork and leadership opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue leadership training at the Corps and on the Drill & Ceremonial Instructor course.  

  1. Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Red Star training by 30 Jun.
  2. Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON), or Valcartier QC (French)
 

Basic Expedition

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of expedition training, building upon what has been taught in Red Star of the Corps program. This aim will be accomplished through the development of knowledge and skills, and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to the various aspects of a 5-day Expedition, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue Expedition training opportunities at the Corps and on the Expedition Instructor Course.

  1. Prerequisites: Must be medically fit, have completed Red Star training by 30 Jun, and be motivated to pursue expedition training.
  2. Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON), or Valcartier QC (French) 
 

Basic Marksman

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals air rifle marksmanship, building upon what has been experienced at the Corps. This aim will be accomplished through the development of skills and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. The course will promote the development of marksmanship competition, sportsmanship and teamwork. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of air rifle marksmanship opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue Marksmanship opportunities at the Corps and Air Rifle Marksmanship Instructors Course, or the Fullbore Marksman Phase I Course. The cadets will be provided with the basic theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to assist in the delivery of the Corps marksmanship program. 

  1. Prerequisites: Must be medically fit, have completed Red Star training by 30 Jun, and be motivated to pursue marksmanship training.
  2. Training Centres: Connaught (Ottawa, ON), or Valcartier QC (French)
 

Basic Fitness and Sports

The aim of this three-week course is to provide cadets with the fundamentals of fitness and recreational sports training, building upon what has been experienced at the Corps. This aim will be accomplished through the development of skills and the provision of ample opportunity for practical application. The course will promote the development of ethical sports conduct, sportsmanship and teamwork. By establishing a dynamic learning environment that exposes the cadets to a variety of fitness and recreational sports opportunities, this course will inspire the cadets to further pursue fitness and recreational sports training at the Corps and on the Fitness & Sports Instructor course. The cadets will be provided with the basic theoretical, technical, and practical skills required to assist in the delivery of the Corps fitness and recreational sports training program. 

  1. Prerequisites: Must be medically fit, have completed Red Star training by 30 Jun, and be motivated to increase personal fitness. 
  2. Training Centres: Blackdown (Borden, ON), or Valcartier QC (French)
 

Military Band - Basic Musician

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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, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. 

  1. Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Red Star training by 30 Jun.
  2. Training Centre: Blackdown (Borden, ON)
 

Pipe Band - Basic Musician 

The Pipe Band – 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 highland dance, maintaining a primary instrument, music theory, demonstrating rhythm skills, executing drill as a member of a band, and performing ensemble music as a member of a band. 

  1. Prerequisites: Must be medically and physically fit, and have completed Red Star training by 30 Jun.
  2. Training Centre: Blackdown (Borden, ON)