Air Training Corps
The Officer ranks of the ATC.
NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) Ranks (Adult)
Adult Warrant Officer
Adult Flight Sergeant
After 4 years as an Adult Sergeant you may apply for Adult Flight Sergeant.
Adult Sergeant is the the most junior Adult non-commissioned officer rank in the ATC.
Civilian Instructor (CI)
There are also Civilian Instructors who assist in the running of squadrons, teaching cadets and helping in administrative tasks.
Instructor Cadet NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) Ranks (Cadet)
Cadet SNCOs above the age of 18 years and, after competing the Wing ICTC (Instructor Cadet Training Course) become Instructor Cadets with increased responsibility on their squadrons.
NCO (Non Commissioned Officer) Ranks (Cadet)
Cadet Warrant Officer
CWO is the highest rank a cadet can achieve. This appointment is usually made after an interview at Wing HQ. You must be 18 years or over for promotion to CWO and will usually be a Staff Cadet.
Promotion to Flight Sergeant is made when you have demonstrated the
abilities of a SNCO to a high level and are now thought capable of controlling
your own flight of cadets.
After approximately one year, if you have demonstrated the abilities of a JNCO you may be thought capable of becoming a senior NCO. Again the selection procedure will apply. You should be at least a Senior classification cadet. As a SNCO you will be expected to take a larger part in the running of your squadron. You will also attend a SNCO (Senior NCO) training course at your squadron.
Promotion to the rank of Corporal is usually after 2 to 3 years service in the ATC. You should be at least a leading classification cadet with the maturity and leadership skills to carry out the post. Appointments will usually be made after a selection procedure consisting of a letter of application, interview and assessed leadership activities. After your promotion you will attend a JNCO (Junior NCO) training course held usually at squadron level.