All Cadets over 16 get the opportunity to earn, at no cost, a choice of internationally recognised vocational qualifications that are respected by employers as well as institutes of higher education.
Whether your objective is further education or improved opportunities in the workforce, a qualification through CVQO can give you the additional edge you need to reach those goals! This internationally respected qualification is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*- C level.
The course mixes theory and practical elements with an emphasis on leadership, teamwork, communications, problem solving and fitness.
The syllabus has been designed to improve valuable life skills. Cadets learn professional CV preparation, interviewing techniques, communication, first aid, adventure training, health and nutrition.
And best of all, it's FREE for Cadets!
Cadets must be 16 to enrol in the BTEC Programme. In addition to existing Cadet activities, Cadets are required to complete the course syllabus which includes supervised adventure training activities and occasional weekend training. All coursework is assessed by Edexcel. To enrol, contact the Training Officer.
Here's a quick overview:
- BTEC Certificate in Aviation Studies (equivalent to 2 GCSEs, A-C grades) - ATC only
Once you achieve the 'Staff Cadet Part 1' training syllabus you're automatically entitled to this qualification without any further work. And it's free to cadets.
- BTEC Award in Aviation Studies (equivalent to 1 GCSE, A-C grade)
You're eligible for this once you've completed 'First Class' and 'Leading Cadet' training. There is a registration fee for this award.
- BTEC First Diploma in Public Services (equivalent to 4 GCSEs, A-C grades)
This internationally respected qualification mixes theory and practical elements with an emphasis on leadership, teamwork, communications, problem solving and fitness. Improving your life skills, the syllabus includes professional CV preparation, interviewing techniques, communication, first aid, adventure training, health and nutrition. Most of the content is covered by activities you'll be doing normally, and you also complete an additional project and workbook. You're eligible for this BTEC if you are between 16 and 19 years old.