Go on, get out on the water with us!
Sea Cadets is a national youth charity offering young people aged 10 to 18 life-changing nautical adventure with a heritage based on the customs and traditions of the Royal Navy. We offer a range of qualifications and training from BTEC to RYA accredited courses, helping them to build skills and have an advantage as they start out in life.
Pulling together to navigate Britain’s coastal waters is an inspiring way for young people to find new confidence and help to develop self-belief and valuable life skills such as teamwork, leadership and communication. These in turn can help lay foundations for future success in whatever career they choose. Each week, Sea Cadets offer inspiration and confidence to 14,000 young people across the UK. This is made possible by 9,000 volunteers who commit two evenings a week – on average that’s 803,400 volunteer hours a year!
What we do: Adventure Training, Camping, Canoeing, Cook/Steward, Communications, Diving, Drill, First Aid, Field craft, Kayaking, Marine Engineering, Meteorology, Mountain Biking, Mountain Leadership, Navigation, Physical Training, Rowing, Sailing (including offshore), Seamanship and much more.
All of our training courses are designed to stretch and develop our young people and provide them with new life skills. They are carried out by highly qualified instructors who are either employees of the charity or volunteers.
“Since I joined Sea Cadets I have been involved in a lot of activities and learnt new skills from things like seamanship, football, drill, piping course, camping at Crosby, engineering, lake district sailing course, and Canoeing. I have also got my cadet 1st class, power boating and swimming certificates and been able to visit HMS Northumberland.”
Jake, Aged 12