Combined Cadet Force
The Aim of the Combined Cadet Force is to provide a framework through which young people develop the qualities of team work, self-reliance, resourcefulness, leadership and responsibility.
A weekly programme of military training is designed to give young people at King’s a chance to exercise responsibility and leadership, to provide them with the knowledge of our defence forces, and to encourage those who might be interested in becoming officers of the Armed Services.
The self-confidence and self-discipline required in service life are equally vital in the civil life of the nation today. As such, the King’s CCF also aims the engender a sense of public service and provides opportunities to take part in some military training together with outdoor activities, including the Duke of Edinburgh Award and leadership qualifications accredited by the Institute of Leadership & Management.
Furthermore, Adventure Training and Challenge Pursuits are seen as a very important part of the Cadet experience, defined as challenging outdoor training in specified activities, involving controlled exposure to risk, to develop leadership, teamwork, physical fitness, moral and physical courage among other personal attributes and skills vital to the development of the rounded cadet.