20 October 2015
ACF adult volunteers were among those who celebrated receiving vocational qualifications at CVQO's 10th anniversary graduation ceremony at RMA Sandhurst on Friday 16 October.
The education charity awarded adult volunteers from across the UK with City & Guilds and the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM)-accredited qualifications in recognition of the achievements and skills they have developed while running cadet units. The qualifications are internationally recognised and enable volunteers to further their own careers or education.
Additionally, for the first time, Vocational Qualification Officers (VQOs) – those dedicated to helping young cadets gain their BTEC and ILM qualifications through CVQO – were recognised for their efforts, too.
The charity’s chairman The Lord Lingfield presided over the ceremony, alongside CVQO chief executive Guy Horridge. Joining them in the celebrations was a group of nearly 200, comprised of graduates and award winners from all services and guests.
Honoured guests, John Leighfield CBE, Master at the Worshipful Company of Educators, and Matt Johnson, of City and Guilds, were also on hand to offer their congratulations.
CVQO chief executive Guy Horridge said: “In many ways Sandhurst is the home of vocational training, so it is fitting to be here today to celebrate the achievements of these adult volunteers.
“I do not think many of them join the cadet forces with the intention of gaining a qualification, but the fact that they devote so much of their time and energy to running these youth groups means it is only fair that they gain something in return – and we are thrilled to be able to offer them that.”
To view the full list of ACF graduates, award winners and VQOs please cick here