Cadets achieve qualifications

Educational charity CVQO celebrated the achievements of three very special Wanstead young people this week, in the prestigious surroundings of the Ironmonger’s Hall, City of London. Cadets Luis Felipe Lopez (14) Max Lungu (15) and Natthawu  Nopphawat (14) from 241 Wanstead and Woodford Squadron Air Training Corps were among thirty young people to have been presented with their BTEC Level 1 Certificate in Team Work and Personal Skills in front of family, friends and dignitaries, including Mr Sheriff Richard Sermon MBE, and Alderman and Sheriff Fiona Woolf CBE both Sheriffs of the City of London.

CVQO, with the generous sponsorship and support of the Worshipful Company of Ironmongers, offered a group of sixty young people from the air, army and sea cadets across London the chance to be the first to earn the BTEC Level 1 qualification for their cadetting activities. This BTEC is one of a variety of new qualifications and awards offered by CVQO to members of the uniformed youth organisations, and the trial has proved highly successful.

Edward Woods, CVQO Chief Executive, said, “There has been a great deal of time and effort placed on finding new ways of funding and providing potentially life-changing opportunities particularly to the younger cadets, and I’m thrilled to reward and recognise their achievements.”