Our partnership with CVQO (formerly the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation) means we are able to provide a huge amount of internationally-recognised qualifications to our cadets.
BTEC Certificates and Diplomas, as well as leadership and management qualifications, from the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) are available at no cost to the cadet. Here is a selection of what’s available:
BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship (SCQF Level 4)
The CVQO-led BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship (SCQF Level 4) is intended for learners aged 13-15 and provides recognition of early cadetting skills that are often transferable into the world of work.
ATC Cadets who achieve the rank of First Class Cadet are eligible to receive the Certificate - it provides recognition of the steps taken to reach this milestone and a pathway to further CVQO-led qualifications.
BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community (SCQF Level 5)
The CVQO-led BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community (SCQF Level 5) is achieved by thousands of Air Cadets each year
Learners develop a wide variety of skills including effective communication, career planning, the value of volunteering and character development.
It’s aimed at 16-18 year old cadets and is an ideal qualification to help strengthen higher education or job applications – it also looks great on a CV alongside school and college work.
BTEC Level 2 in Music for Practical Performance (SCQF Level 5)
The CVQO-led BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Music for Practical Performance (SCQF Level 5) is a qualification that focuses on particular aspects of employment within the music sector. As well as recognising your performance ability, you will learn a number of skills including event planning, research and presentation.
You will also learn a variety of employability skills such as teamwork and communication. Like the BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community, this is also aimed at 16-18 year old cadets.
Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications
Through our partnership with CVQO, a number of ILM qualifications in leadership and management are available for ages 14-18.