Dorset Army Cadet Force

Dorset Army Cadet Force (ACF) is part of a national youth organisation for young people from the ages of 12 to 18 years, aimed at inspiring young people to achieve both physically and mentally whilst developing self-confidence, teamwork and leadership. Cadets have the opportunity to take part is numerous activities, including First Aid training (which leads to a nationally recognised award), DofE (The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award), BTEC Certificate in Public Services (equivalent to 4 GCSE A* grades), not to mention the military skills and adventurous training. Plus access to a wide range of exciting activities from adventurous training (AT) such as kayaking, mountain biking and abseiling to military-themed activities including shooting, field craft and skill at arms, as well as training in first aid, you'll get the chance to discover lots of new experiences. All of the opportunities on offer will help you to develop new skills, build confidence and most importantly, have fun.


01305 263954


Venue address
Various Locations across Dorset

Other information

All year
Additional Information
Dorset ACF has 23 detachments, including 3 in The Channel Islands, over 607 cadets, 120 Adult Volunteers and 8 members of permanent staff. The County Headquarters and Weekend Training Centre are based in the County Town of Dorchester. If you are interested in joining Dorset ACF as an Adult Volunteer or a cadet, please contact us. You can also keep up to date by visiting our facebook page -
Age Range
12 years 0 months to 18 years 0 months