Stages of a cadet’s development
Stage 1: Experiential
Cadets in their first stage of development learn to take responsibility for themselves and develop appropriate interactions with their peers. These cadets require a high degree of supervision and guidance.
Training at this stage is largely experience-based and focuses on fun, hands-on, activity-based interactive training.
Stage 2: Developmental
Cadets at this stage are capable of taking greater responsibility for themselves and beginning to accept responsibility for their peers. They begin to develop their skills under supervision.
Training at this stage is a mixture of interactive and hands-on training.
Stage 3: Competency
The final stage in a cadet’s development is where cadet are capable of accepting responsibility for themselves, their peers, and their subordinates. They are provided opportunities to refine their skills through coaching and mentoring. Cadets at this stage are mastering their skills under limited supervision.
Training at this stage involves a lot of problem solving, independent learning and sharing of ideas. Cadets are also provided opportunities for instruction, peer assessment, and OJT (on the job training).