Join the Army cadets

At the Studio our students have the opportunity to take part in a range of experiences which prepare them for the future world of work. As well as learning the skills to be the digital and creative leaders of the future, our students also get the chance to work with the Life Sciences UTC – the science and healthcare school with which we share our Baltic Triangle building. As well as being connected to some of the country’s most exciting and innovative science and healthcare establishments, it’s also affiliated with the 208 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps.

Students at the Studio – alongside their UTC peers – will have the unique opportunity to enrol as an army cadet in the 208 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Studio students are invited to enrol as cadets and discover first-hand the important work that the British Army carries out at home and abroad.

Becoming an army cadet will give students the opportunity to develop their leadership abilities, and sharpen their skills in responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness, endurance and perseverance.

The Combined Cadet Force (CCF) – the government sponsored youth organisation which runs the cadet scheme – provides invaluable opportunities for students who are planning to join the armed forces, as well as opportunities for students who wish to pick up new life skills and meet new people.

Being a part the 208 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps gives Studio and UTC cadets the unique opportunity to understand the massive humanitarian responsibility that the British Army has worldwide, through its extensive range of highly skilled professionals who volunteer at the 208 Field Hospital.

As part of the organisation, our students will develop their independence, their teamwork, and leadership skills. Each cadet will follow the Army Proficiency Certificate syllabus, which is designed to be practical, rather than classroom-based, and will give students the opportunity to take part in a range of activities including:

  • annual camp
  • field days
  • day and night exercises
  • drill leadership training
  • map work
  • orienteering
  • expedition training
  • shooting (small bore, full bore, clay and air weapons)
  • blank firing
  • field craft
  • outdoor skills
  • survival skills
  • first aid
  • D of E
  • visiting regular and reserve units
  • communications
  • observation
  • individual service-based activities and competitions.

The Life Sciences UTC Contingent is a completely voluntary membership, and all students who wish to take part will be given an introduction to the CCF; its values, ethos, and activities that cadets can expect to take part in as part of an induction week during the beginning of the academic year.

If this sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, please contact SSI Paul Smith on [email protected]