Step Foward, Stand Out

241 Squadron was the lead unit in London Wing for the introduction of the BTEC 1st Diploma in Public Service.

This internationally respected qualification is equivalent to 4 GCSEs at A*- C level (Standard grades at levels 1-3 in Scotland).

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.

The Squadron has achieved 30 of these awards since 2005, mostly at Distinction and Merit level, the equivalent of 120 GCSEs!

The latest cadets to achieve the award are shown at the Squadrons Dinning In Nite:

Cpl Jack Chavener, Sgt Kirty Troy, IFS Caroline Dent, IFS Kyle O’Donovan, Sgt Sarah Foley and ISgt Carl Gbeho