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Announcing QAIC 5

The Qualified Aerospace Instructors Course (QAIC) aims to deliver an exciting
programme of aerospace related activities for senior cadets.

The course will take place over a series of weekends from September 2012 to March 2013 culminating in a week long graduation camp.

All of these weekends will be based at the Regional Activity Centres at RAF Linton-on-Ouse or MoD Boscombe Down.

Selection for the QAIC is in two stages. The first is a paper application by the candidates to be sent to qaic@aircadets.org by 22 Jul 11. Application forms are available from your Squadron staff.

Successful applicants will then be asked to attend a selection weekend at MoD Boscombe Down, on the 07-09 Sep 2012, where candidates will go through a series of assessments. Assessments include a 5 minute presentation, interview, tests on the flight simulator and air traffic simulator, leadership exercises, discussions and an ATC/RAF knowledge quiz. Candidates will be debriefed on their performance at the conclusion of the weekend.

Training will be delivered over a series of weekend sessions based at the activity centres. QAIC Students will be accommodated in the centre itself and messing will be provided by the Junior Ranks Mess.

These training weekends will cover all the required syllabus for the course. It will be stimulating, demanding and delivered by qualified specialists in a number of fields.

Students will be expected to carry out additional work away from the course.

The cost of the course will be £175 which covers all food and accommodation, visits,
course T-shirts & badges and the graduation dinner.

In order to get the most from the training, students need to be extremely committed and it is a requirement that they attend all of the weekends and graduation camp.

We need mature, disciplined individuals who have the drive and commitment to complete the course to become Qualified Aerospace Instructors.

Graduation camp is the culmination of the training delivered over the weekends.
Students will be assessed on the full range of subjects as well as delivering syndicate
presentations on an aerospace related subject. They will also visit a number of RAF stations and aerospace industry sites to gain up to date knowledge on the latest developments in the RAF and industry.

A course graduation dinner will take place in RAF Linton-on-Ouse’s Officers Mess and will be a stylish culmination to a demanding course!

Cadets who successfully complete QAIC will be designated as Qualified Aerospace Instructors (QAI’s) and be presented with the coveted QAI badge and Blue Lanyard.

Additionally on successful completion of workbooks, students will be awarded a Level 2 Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM)Certificate in Team Working. These cadets will be qualified to run and instruct in the Regional Activity Centre and on the Air Cadet Community Engagement Platforms.

They will have experience in creating and delivering interactive presentations on a wide-array of aerospace and air power related subjects for use on Squadrons and Wings.