The Air Training Corps is one of the largest bodies involved in the Duke of Edinburgh's Award. The Award is a voluntary, non-competitive programme of practical, cultural and adventurous activities for young people aged 14-25.
To support Cadets who are too young to undertake the Award, the RAF Air Cadets have developed a "Pre-DofE" Award, based upon the same ethos as the full award.
Just like the full Award, the RAF Air Cadets award is achieved by completing a personal programme of activities in four sections:
- helping at a fund raising or community event / parade and attending the Squadron on a regular basis.
- becoming fitter through a range of fitness activities
- developing map reading or radio skills, or learning about Airmanship
- learn to plan for an adventurous journey and complete the training required