The Combined Cadet Force is a national voluntary youth organisation. It is sponsored by the Army and provides challenging military, adventurous and community activities. Its aim is to inspire young people to achieve success in life with a spirit of service to the Queen, their Country and their local community, and to develop in them the qualities of a good citizen.
The Ratcliffe College CCF develops young people physically and mentally, improving self-confidence, teamwork, friendship and leadership. It welcomes cadets of all abilities and backgrounds that are able to access the majority of its activities. It also aims to develop a sense of community in its cadets.
The Ratcliffe College CCF provides a wide diversity of fun, exciting and adventurous opportunities, and it is a gateway to recognised vocational qualifications, from the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award to BTEC First Diplomas, which can help in working and school life.
The Ratcliffe College CCF achieves the aspirations of the above through:
What our cadets at Ratcliffe get out of the CCF: