Gain qualification that are recognised by employers

Who Are CVQO?

CVQO is a UK-based education charity offering a broad range of vocational qualifications, designed to recognise the work undertaken by young people and adult volunteers within youth organisations.

Through us, anyone can gain a qualification that validates what they have learned in their youth group, increasing the opportunities they have to progress to further education or employment.

Our learners can start as early as 13 with a BTEC Level 1. For adults, it’s never too late to gain an Institute of Leadership and Management or City & Guilds qualification.

What Are Vocational Qualification?

Vocational qualifications are those that develop practical skills and expertise relating to a particular area of employment. Some of the most well-known you will have heard of are BTECs, City & Guilds and Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications.

Vocational study is suitable for anyone. Students typically come from all sorts of backgrounds – some have already been educated to a high academic level, while others may not hold any formal qualifications at all. This is what makes it so accessible.

The unique aspect of the vocational qualifications CVQO offers is that they provide recognition of what young people and their instructors do within youth organisations.

For example, young people learn a huge variety of skills in youth groups (e.g. Cadets, St John Ambulance, Scouts) and they invest much of their free time there, so it’s important to give them something tangible they can take away and use to develop their future with. Likewise, adults can study for degree and Master’s equivalent City & Guilds qualifications that recognise the skills that they use to run and lead youth groups.

Many of our learners have used their vocational qualifications to secure a promotion at work, gain employment or access to higher education. The best part? Our qualifications are available at far more cost effective rates than traditional education providers.

Where Can I Find Further Information?

You can visit the CVQO website: