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The Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation or CVQO manages Vocational Qualifications for members of the British cadet organisations.[1]

Rationale[edit | edit source]

Young people who are members of the Cadet Forces gain skills that include


It was recognised that these skills were “transferable” to higher education and the work place and of interest to employers. The CVQO acts as a delivery point by being accredited by lead bodies such as City & Guilds and Edexcel and professional bodies (ILM) where these skills can be recognised by qualifications.[1]

Organisations involved[edit | edit source]

Qualifications[edit | edit source]

Cadets[edit | edit source]

Cadets can also qualify for other BTEC awards through the training that is carried out at their squadrons/units. Cadets have to be 16 before they can start working towards a qualification. There are many additional courses and awards that can be gained. The recognised qualifications are:[1][2][3]

Adults[edit | edit source]

Adult members of staff can also receive qualifications from the CVQO. These include:[1][3]

External links[edit | edit source]

References[edit | edit source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation website. "Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation". http://www.cvqo.co.uk/. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 
  2. 2.0 2.1 MOD(Army) - ACF website. "Army Cadet Force qualifications". http://www.armycadets.com/join/cadets/qualifications/. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  3. 3.0 3.1 Air Cadet Organisation website. "Air Cadet Organisation". http://www.aircadets.org/trgofficer_education.html. Retrieved 2008-10-31. 
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 4.3 4.4 Marine Society & Sea Cadets website. "College of the Sea". http://www.ms-sc.org/Marine-Society/Content/Education/Sea-Cadet-Corps/CVQO/ilm. Retrieved 2008-10-29. 

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