1 February 2018
Cadets form Orkney & Shetland Battery have been presented with BTEC qualifications. Cadet Lance Bombardier Keiran Bews (17), Cadet Marvin Drever (16), Cadet Hamish Ditchfield (14) and Cadet Conal Caithness (14), from Kirkwall Detachment, and Cadet William Dougall (13) and Cadet Hollie Towers (15), from St Ola Detachment, were presented with their BTEC Level One Certificates in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship.
The cadets completed their qualifications through the Cadet Force’s qualification authority the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation. The qualification is equivalent to a SCQF Level 4 with the Scottish Qualifications Authority. The internationally recognised qualification builds life-skills in leadership, teamwork, communications, problem-solving and fitness and is free to complete.
There was no extra work for cadets to complete to achieve their BTECs, all they had to do was complete their One Star Cadet Training and fill in an application form to be enrolled onto CVQO for their cadet training to be formally recognised with the organisation.
The cadets were presented with their certificates last Wednesday evening by Adult Under Officer Catherine Browne (33), Kirkwall Detachment Commander, and Sergeant Major Instructor Antony Robertson (48), St Ola Detachment Commander.