Join the Army cadets

At the Studio our students have the opportunity to take part in a range of experiences which prepare them for the future world of work. As well as learning the skills to be the digital and creative leaders of the future, our students also get the chance to work with the Life Sciences UTC – the science and healthcare school with which we share our Baltic Triangle building. As well as being connected to some of the country’s most exciting and innovative science and healthcare establishments, it’s also affiliated with the 208 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps.

at the Studio – alongside their UTC peers – will have the unique opportunity to
enrol as an army cadet in the 208 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps. Studio
students are invited to enrol as cadets and discover first-hand the important
work that the British Army carries out at home and abroad.

Becoming an
army cadet will give students the opportunity to develop their leadership abilities,
and sharpen their skills in responsibility, self-reliance, resourcefulness,
endurance and perseverance.

The Combined
Cadet Force (CCF) – the government sponsored youth organisation which runs the
cadet scheme – provides invaluable opportunities for students who are planning
to join the armed forces, as well as opportunities for students who wish to pick
up new life skills and meet new people.

Being a part
the 208 Field Hospital, Royal Army Medical Corps gives Studio and UTC cadets
the unique opportunity to understand the massive humanitarian responsibility
that the British Army has worldwide, through its extensive range of highly
skilled professionals who volunteer at the 208 Field Hospital.

As part of
the organisation, our students will develop their independence, their teamwork,
and leadership skills. Each cadet will follow the Army Proficiency Certificate
syllabus, which is designed to be practical, rather than classroom-based, and
will give students the opportunity to take part in a range of activities

  • annual
  • field
  • day
    and night exercises
  • drill
    leadership training
  • map
  • orienteering
  • expedition
  • shooting
    (small bore, full bore, clay and air weapons)
  • blank
  • field
  • outdoor
  • survival
  • first
  • D
    of E
  • visiting
    regular and reserve units
  • communications
  • observation
  • individual
    service-based activities and competitions.

The Life Sciences UTC Contingent is a completely voluntary membership, and all students who wish to take part will be given an introduction to the CCF; its values, ethos, and activities that cadets can expect to take part in as part of an induction week during the beginning of the academic year.

If this
sounds like something you’d like to be involved in, please contact SSI Paul
Smith on [email protected]