Establishing a Sea Cadet unit

Whether at sea or on land, Sea Cadets offer an environment where young people can find new confidence and inspiration. Across the UK 14,000 cadets, are challenging themselves and developing new skills, like sailing, boating and rock climbing – supported by more than 5,000 volunteers.

Establishing a Sea Cadet unit in your school or academy opens up more opportunities for pupils to gain accredited qualifications from national organisations, such as Royal Yachting Association and British Canoe Union, in sailing, rowing and paddlesports.

Our main aim is to inspire young people, to boost their confidence to help give them the best head start in life with a range of skills that will benefit them regardless of the career path they choose.

We have a successful training programme for cadets to follow to ensure they get the most out of their time as a cadet. On average, cadets stay with us for two years. In 2015 Sea Cadets aged 12 – 18 gained a collective total of 30,000 accredited qualifications.

We will support a Sea Cadet unit being set up in a school or academy, or we can offer in the first instance an affiliation with an established unit in the community.  In both cases your school or academy would be buying into a great Sea Cadet experience which has proven benefits for young people seeking nautical adventure and fun.

Sea Cadets is part of MSSC (Marine Society & Sea Cadets), which aims to be the leading maritime charity for youth development and lifelong learning, based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy . Visit the Sea Cadets website here