Modular Training
National Modular Training Framework

The Army Cadet Force Association, as an Operating Authority of the DofE’'s Award is committed to training and supporting its leaders. Accordingly, we have subscribed fully to the DofE's Modular Training Programme, and have committed to facilitating training in DofE Leadership (see Land Policy, Annex H ) for any County which wishes to have its leaders properly prepared to provide the Award to its cadets and young instructors.

Courses are offered as follows ...

Introduction to the DofE

This course prepares interested leaders to provide effective support to their Cadets who wish to participate. The course is delivered locally, with the support of Counties to provide the administration, accommodation, catering and teaching facilities. The course is tutored by members of the ACF's DofE Training Network, and leads to national accreditation of learning. Students must complete the DofE on-line learning package, e-Induction, at before attending the course

Foundation Level course (FLC):

this course covers the learning outcomes of the DofE Leadership modules Group Work Skills, Managing a DofE Group and Practical DofE Leadership. The course presumes basic knowledge of the DofE , and a pre-requisite for attendance is completion of an Introduction to the DofE module (see above). The course is delivered locally, with the support of Counties to provide the administration, accommodation, catering and teaching facilities. The course is tutored by members of the ACF's DofE Training Network, and leads to national accreditation of learning, and the award of the Foundation Certificate in DofE Leadership.

Group Leader course (GLC):

This course covers the learning outcomes of all four of the DofE Leadership modules (Knowledge of the DofE, Group Work Skills, Managing a DofE Group and Practical DofE Leadership). The course presumes knowledge of theDofE , and a pre-requisite for attendance is completion ofthe Foundation Certificate in DofE Leadership (see above).. The course is delivered annually at CTC Frimley Park (the "Advanced Training Course" in Feb / March ( course dates ), is tutored by members of the ACF's DofE Training Network, and can lead to national accreditation of learning, and the award of the Certificate in DofE Leadership.

Expedition Supervisor Training course (ESTC):

This course prepares potential expedition team supervisors to take responsibility for the safety of a team and to supervise it with the minimum of intrusion on its ownership of the experience. The course is delivered locally, with the support of Counties to provide the administration, accommodation, catering and teaching facilities and is tutored by members of the ACF's DofE Training Network

Expedition Assessor Accreditation (Generic) course (EAAC):

This is a one day course, soon to be mandatory for all DofE expedition assessors. Further details of the Scheme can be found at http://www.dofe.org/go/eaas/ . The course is delivered locally, with the support of Counties to provide the administration, accommodation, catering and teaching facilities. It is tutored by members of the ACF's DofE Training Network, and leads to the student qualifying as a DofE Accredited Expedition Assessor and being entered onto the National DofE Assessor database.

Other Information

Courses are advertised on the ACFA DofE website, www.armycadetsandtheaward.org.uk

Where a course is not fully subscribed, it may be possible for leaders from other counties to attend. Interested leaders should contact the Administrator to explore the possibilities of attendance on such courses.

ACFA DofE Training Network: Progression through the DofE Modular Training Framework and beyond

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