Presentation on theme: "DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD - UPDATE OC 2403 DF Fg Off Mark Trevena."— Presentation transcript:
DUKE OF EDINBURGH’S AWARD - UPDATE OC 2403 DF Fg Off Mark Trevena
Introduction Why organise it? Award Overview Award 2000 Best Practice Award Administration Working together
Why Organise It? DEAS Officer good new Staff role More enpowered & motivated Cadets Gives goal’s to older Cadets Useful for recruitment Can involve external organisations Good qualification for Cadets Worthwhile results for the effort Good Fun for Cadets & Staff!
Award Principles Available to all Voluntary Flexible Balanced Progressive Marathon - not a sprint Enjoyable
Award Basics 3 Levels 4 Sections - Skill, Service, Expedition and Physical Recreation Residential Project HQAC is our authority
Ages & Timescales Bronze starts age 14 Age dispensations At Bronze, 3 of the Sections require 3 month’s work each Other Section requires 6 months
Promised a lot Seemed to deliver very little Should be easier to understand & administer Achievement based on agreed & set targets New activity ideas……..
Air Training Corps Bronze - Training & assisting new Cadet Recruits on the unit Silver -Corporal helping others to compete Bronze or teaching Cadets Gold - Sergeant helping others with Bronze or Silver Awards or as a Staff Cadet at an AEF or VGS
Other Service Idea’s Fire Service Police Service First Aid Fund-Raising People in Need Environment Sports Leadership
Aeronautics Based on ATC Syllabus Training Bronze - Leading Cadet Silver - Senior Cadet Gold - Staff Cadet
Other Skill’s Ideas Aircraft Recce Flying Gliding Ceremonial Drill Marksmanship Music
Physical Recreation Ideas
Physical Achievement Tests 7 Activities Base Line Assessment Regular testing to check improvements Can use own points system - not compulsory
Other Phys Rec Ideas Football Rugby Hockey Netball Orienteering Canoeing Athletics
Training - First-Class Training Wing Practice & Expedition Weekends Squadron Training & Expeditions Modes: foot, cycling, horse, canoeing, rowing or sailing Season - End of March to the end of Oct
Case Study Sqn Led by DEAS Officer - monitors progress Skills -Aeronautics Service - ATC or First Aid Courses Phys Rec - Achievement Tests Expedition - Wing Weekend in 2000 Bronze & Silver aligned where possible to Leading & Senior to give a natural progression
Case Study DF Induction into Award each Spring Participants agree activities/targets Skills - Aeronautics Service - First Aid in future Expedition - Wing Weekend in 2000 Phys Rec - Achievement Tests
Case Study Sqn Very successful in throughput Phys Rec - Achievement Tests Service - Youth Organisation Skill - Marksmanship Exped - Squadron Expedition
New Cadet Administration Entrance Pack Level inserts Contains CD-ROM
New Cadet Administration Entrance Pack Level inserts Contains CD-ROM Fill out name, address, DoB, Date of Entry. Operating Authority & Unit before issue
Useful Resources ACP 20a ACTI 74 DEAS ACP awaited Award Handbook - 4th Edition Programme File/www.theaward.org Old Expedition Guide still OK Free literature from DEAS TVW Web Site in future? Leaflets & programmes
Expedition Approvals DEAS Insurance will cover Corps Insurance offers best cover Apply for Adventure Training Approval thro’ Ad Trg O Call activity Camp Craft Don’t mention DEAS
Useful Contacts Record Books - WHQ Admin - SWSO Award details - Section details - Wing Expedition Training
Wing Expedition Training Training/Practice Weekend Expedition Weekend First year was last year Some teething problems 25 Cadets from 2403, 1315, 2477, 155 Fun, enjoyable, successful
Requirements Have a DEAS Log Book Be a First Class Class Units to nominate “tent” groups Ideally supply own equipment Attend both weekends Units to ideally supply staff (1:5) Supply report within 1 month
2001 Dates To be confirmed Bronze Training/Practice Bronze Assessment Hopefully other dates later in the year from another centre?
Summary Fun, worthwhile activity Easy routes to success Get Involved!