Time to Fly!

Level 3 is an upper-intermediate course, in which continued education in general cadet knowledge is combined with the beginnings of more solidified NCO training.

The course is often seen as 'the Sergeant Training Level'. Here, junior NCOs are taught skills which will prepare them for their job as Senior NCOs at the unit, such as leadership and instructional technique, and the basics of commanding a squad of cadets on parade.

This course contains evaluations.

Qualification Standard:

To complete Level 3 Training, cadets must first achieve a minimum of 60% participation in all training activities and squadron activities, as was done in Levels 1 and 2.

Additionally, cadets must achieve a minimum mark of 60% or a rating of "Completed With Difficulty" in the following evaluations:
  • Conduct a 15-minute Drill Lesson
  • Conduct a 15-minute In-Class Lesson
  • Written Test on all Aviation Subjects
  • Map & Compass Orienteering Test (Conducted during Field Training)

Cadets must attend the Annual Ceremonial Review (ACR) at the end of the training year in order to complete Level 3.

Subjects Covered:

  • Citizenship & Community Service
  • Team Leadership
  • Recreational Sports & Personal Fitness
  • Marksmanship using the Cadet Air Rifle
  • General Cadet Knowledge for Level 3 Cadets
  • Canadian Forces Familiarization
  • Directing a Flight Prior to Parade
  • Instruct a Simple Lesson
  • Principles of Flight & Space Exploration
  • Meteorology
  • Air Navigation
  • Aerodrome Operations
  • Aircraft Manufacturing & Maintenance
  • Map & Compass Navigation

Ranks Achievable:

Sergeant (Sgt)
  • Complete at least 6 months of service at the rank of Flight Corporal (FCpl).
  • Complete Level 3 Training
  • Achieve a minimum rating of "Completed Without Difficulty" in PO 303 (Leadership) assessment.
  • Participate in the Cadet Fitness Assessment as part of Level 3 Training.
  • Be recommended for promotion by course staff.*

*When preparing recommendations for promotion, course staff will take into consideration:
  • Dress & Deportment;
  • Conduct, discipline, and attitude;
  • Participation (in activities & events);
  • Response to Direction;
  • Ability to interact positively and comfortably with others;
  • Ability to make sound judgements regarding their own actions;
  • Willingness to accept responsibility;
  • Ability to solve problems effectively;
  • Ability to communicate effectively;
  • Ability to set a positive example for others; and
  • Personal initiative.

Lt R. Simpson CD 
Tuesdays from 1900-2100hrs
Our Lady of Mount Carmel
3700 Trelawny Circle
Mississauga, ON



  • The training year is now complete
  • Congratulations to all Level 3s for their hard work.
  • Follow ongoing local health protocols for dealing with Covid-19.
  • Enjoy the summer.
  • Stay safe.