Cadets achieve educational bonus at camp

29 August 2013

50 cadets from Rorke's Drift Company of Dyfed and Glamorgan Army Cadet Force based around Neath and Swansea in South Wales have completed their CVQO-led BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship. Many of the cadets who achieved the qualification are currently attending their annual two week training camp in Crowborough, East Sussex.

Colonel David Hammond, Commandant of Dyfed and Glamorgan ACF, surprised one group of cadets at camp when he presented their certificates to them after they had just returned from two days of fieldcraft exercises in Ashdown Forest. Some of the cadets had also just received their GCSE results, so this additional qualification was a welcome bonus to add to their results from school.

Clinton Riley, Head of Development for CVQO explained the importance of the qualification to the cadets, emphasising that funding for it had been raised by Dyfed and Glamorgan ACF. The CVQO-led BTEC Level 1 qualification provides an excellent introduction to vocational learning. The qualification is nationally recognised and combines theory and practical skills with an emphasis on leadership, teamwork, problem solving and communication which also enhances their cadet training.

CVQO is a registered charity in the UK that provides an alternative route to employment and higher education for learners in the UK. The charity manages internationally recognised vocational qualifications for young people and their instructors in uniformed youth organisations. Visit www.cvqo.org