Since 1997, the BC Ministry of Education has formally recognized that certain courses within the Air Cadet program qualify for Educational Credits. They have approved of certain cadet activities that can be considered as External Youth Development Courses eligible for graduation credits. Please see below for the requirements and for more information.
The Air Cadet League was successful in implementing a program for the British Columbia Cadets whereby certain courses within the Cadet program will qualify for Educational credits. This is a very worthwhile program as it allows cadets to acquire additional credits, which apply towards high school graduation. The Minister of Education approved a revision to the Graduation Credits Order to include credits for training received in Cadets. Cadets may obtain up to eight (8) credits towards Secondary School graduation. Four (4) credits may be obtained at Grade 11 by successfully completing Level Four squadron training, or an approved six-week summer training course, and four (4) credits may be earned at Grade 12 for successfully completing Level Five squadron training, or an approved six-week summer training course. Employment as a Staff Cadet may be used as an alternative to a summer training course.
The requirements for each course are as follows:
UXCA 10 (Grade 10) – Cadets successfully complete Level Three training program, or successful completion of a 3-week Introductory Specialty Summer Course.
UXCA 11 (Grade 11) – Cadets successfully complete Level Four training program, or successful completion of an Advanced Specialty Summer Course.
UXCA 12 (Grade 12) – Cadets successfully complete Level Five training program, or successful completion of an Advanced Specialty Summer Course.
Please note: Where a six-week course has been used for the Cadet 11 credit, the same course may not be used for the Cadet 12 credit.