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Cadet development courses

As a Cadet, you'll be able to challenge yourself and take your skills to the next level with one of our Cadet development courses.

Become a Cadet First Aider (age 13+)

You can become a Cadet First Aider by completing our Operational Skills course. Alongside adult volunteers, you'll be able to put your first aid skills into practise at local and national events. For example, the London Marathon, Manchester Pride, music festivals, and sporting events.

Become a Peer Educator (age 14+)

Build your confidence and develop your communication skills by becoming a Peer Educator. You'll be able to work with others to provide first aid training to people in your community. You'll also be encouraged to plan and lead your own training sessions.

Become a Leader (age 13+)

Our leadership courses can help you develop your public speaking skills, and your ability to identify good leadership. You'll be able to set a great example to your fellow Cadets. You also might be able to take on more responsibility within your unit.

Interested in doing a Cadet development course?

If you're a Cadet and would like to do one of our development courses, please speak with your Unit Manager.


Get involved with our youth programmes

Get involved with Cadets

Contact our regional offices to find your nearest unit

Training for Cadets

Progress to become a Peer Educator or Youth First Aider

Cadet uniform

Dress to impress and find out more about our uniform guidelines

Information for parents

All you need to know about our youth programmes

Volunteering as a Cadet

Find out about volunteering at events

Student volunteering

You can become a youth leader or if you’re at university, you can join a first aid society.

St John Ambulance student volunteer Hazel