External Programs and Credits Available to Cadets
1. BC High school credits program
2. Duke of Edinburgh Award
The Duke of Edinburgh award is a national award available to everyone aged 14-24 that pairs very well with the army cadet program. While the program will cost money to participate, it will pay off in both skills and allowing you to be a more competitive applicant for bursaries and scholarships during post-secondary education. The cadet program provides free outdoor activities that parallel some of the program requirements such as expeditions and summer training opportunities.
There are three levels to this award:
*Minimum time requirements differ for participants who have completed the previous level. More details in the at-a-glance-guide.
You can choose to start your Award challenge at any age level as long as you meet the minimum age requirement.
If you are younger than 14 and part of an Award Centre where most people are 14, you can start the Bronze level so you can do the Award with your peers.
As a participant, you have until your 25th birthday to complete your Award. You may submit your Award for approval after your 25th birthday, but all activities must be completed by then.
Having completed the Dof E you may be eligible/a more competitive candidate receive funding from bursaries to assist with application for Universities and Colleges.
Some Bursaries and Scholarships to explore for post-secondary: