Management Award for Swanley Army Cadet Leader

9 April 2019

Staff Sergeant Instructor (SSI) Tony Brown, Detachment Commander of Swanley Army Cadet Force, Squadron Royal Engineers (Kent ACF Sqn RE) was recently recognised for leadership abilities.

He was awarded the City and Guilds Licentiateship in Leadership and Management, which is comparable to a Level 4 foundation degree academic level.

SSI Brown feels the award has been highly beneficial and believes other instructors can benefit from CVQO’s Adult Awards programme.

He said:

“I decided to complete Level 4 Licentiateship Professional Recognition Award with CVQO as I felt it was the best course of progression for me. I left school with few qualifications and suffer with dyslexia. I found the award interesting and challenging for me and it has really enlightened me to new skills which I use both in cadets and my current employment.

I feel proud of myself for passing this award and am now going to use this for a promotion at work.

I wish to thank the Commandant of Kent ACF for allowing me to make use of the bursary scheme which helped me financially to achieve my award. I recommend all Detachment Commanders to consider completing one of CVQO adult qualification schemes.”

Colonel Chris Gilbert, Commandant, Kent ACF said:

“I’d like to congratulate Tony for his dedication to the youth of Kent, we offer all sorts of training opportunities for adults and young people alike and wouldn’t be able to offer young people all the activities we do without great volunteers like SSI Brown.

We’re always looking for more adults to join us across the county and I’d encourage anyone who has spare time on their hands to find out more”.