Project information

Training and qualifications

To keep up with the expert training we give to our young people we have to have a ongoing training programe which, not only, ncludes volunteers (uniform staff and committee) but also cadets. This would include D.O.E , BETEC, RYA and B.C.U and Marine Society in house training.

April 2011 - March 2012


  • Need


    The Unit needs to keep up with training volunteers to be able to keep up the expert teaching of our young people, 10yr to 18yrs old. There is a lot of expense laid out by the staff to achieve the knowledge and with jobs being the first thought the cost of these courses can add a big burden to stretched finances. We are trying to help our volunteers with this expense and at the same time keep up the standards we offer cadets.


    We would be able to give a help by paying for courses and travelling. The uniform staff would have their own budget for achieving qualifications. This must not only help volunteers not only in their teaching skills but in their pockets!

  • Aims

    Aim 1

    To creat a fund for training for volunteers and older cadets.


    » Set up a training fund overseen by uniform admin staff and topped up with future funding

    What success will look like

    Success will be shown by this fund being handed over to the uniform staff and then updates passed to the unit management committee

    Aim 2

    To ensure all our volunteers have an equal oppurtunity to gain skills and qualifications


    » We have already created a training programe and this is distributed to staff via monthly meeting held by the Commanding Officer

    What success will look like

    Success will be shown by constant updates of qualifications held and this will be recorded within the units personal forms

    Aim 3

    To ensure we continue to offer the very best in instuction and education we can to our young people


    » The unit has a training programe for the cadets and this is constanly updated. All qualifications are listed in their records.

    What success will look like

    Success will be the ongoing work books and qualification records. The cadets have to have discussions one a month with admin staff to check achievements.

  • Impact


    The long term changes in creating this fund will mean there will be conformation of a successful training programe for volunteers both current and future staff to the unit. The success of this will be demostrated by the cadets themselves and what they go on to achieve in their lives eg careers and respected adults.


    The abusing of the fund. This will be run by Admin staff overseen by the unit management committee who are all trustees of the Sea Cadets.


    It would be our intention to produce a 6 monthly report of qualifications gained and what this has meant to the cadets based on their achievements. This would be overseen by the UMC and sent out to donors every 6 months.

  • Budget

    Budget - Project Cost: £3,000

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      Amount Heading Description
      £2,000 training to send staff based on a training programe
      £1,000 travel costs traveling to centres for courses

    Current Funding / Pledges

    Source Amount
    BECCLES TOWN COUNCIL £545 Guaranteed
  • Background


    The training would be for staff based at Beccles Sea Cadets but would mean them traveling all over the country to attend courses


    The volunteers themselves due to self achievement and finacial help. The cadets from the training they will receive.
    The unit by showing a proffesional approach to the training qualifications programe
    The local community by helping young people achieve their goals in life and then going forward to better careers.

  • Why Us?

    Why Us?

    The Sea Cadets is an excellent run organisations and Beccles has already proved what it can achieve by producing this years Area Cadet for East Anglia, The Lords Leftenant Cadet for both 2010 & 2011 , Gold award cadets and staff and many more awards.

    Read more about the Charity running this project.


    Lt Commander (SCC) Joe Meadows

    Joe is the Commanding Officer of the unit and overseas both cadets and uniform staff

    Mrs Loraine Loffstadt

    Chairperson of the unit and so oversees the whole unit along with her committee of UM.

    Captain Keith Loffstadt

    Treasurer of the unit