Cadets receive educational bonus whilst at camp
Fifty Cadets from Rorke’s Drift Company of Dyfed and Glamorgan Army Cadet Force based around Neath and Swansea in South Wales have just completed their CVQO-led BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork, Personal Skills and Citizenship. Many of the Cadets who achieved the qualification are currently attending their annual two week training camp in Crowborough, East Sussex.
Colonel David Hammond, Commandant of Dyfed and Glamorgan Army Cadet Force surprised one group of the Cadets whilst at camp when he presented their Certificates to them after they had just returned from two days of Fieldcraft exercises on the Ashdown Forest. There were a lot of very tired but happy faces as they received their certificates. A couple of the Cadets had also just received their GCSE results and so this additional qualification was a welcomed bonus to add to their results from school.
Clinton Riley, Head of Development for CVQO explained to the Cadets the importance of the qualification and that funding for it had been raised by Dyfed and Glamorgan Army Cadet Force. The CVQO-led BTEC Level 1 qualification provides an excellent introduction to vocational learning. The qualification is nationally recognised and combines theory and practical skills with an emphasis on leadership, teamwork, problem solving and communication which also enhances their Cadet Training.
Yesterday he met Sussex ACF VQO, Maj J Harms GCGI, who was running an Outreach project at Crowborough CTC for pupils from a Sussex secondary school. The students had been on the watermanship activity during the day and were now playing football. Watching them was Sussex ACF Honorary Colonel, (Maj-Gen John Moore-Bick CBE DL). Two cadets from Sussex ACF claimed their BTEC Diploma in PS. Well done to them both.
There was also a visit to TS Cossack, Crawley SCC, to review their learners on the PS BTEC. The cadets had spent the evening on the water at Hedgecourt Lake, rowing, sailing and canoeing.
Monday will see the Sea Cadets taking part in a 15km Kayak Challenge on the River Wey, whilst the Royal Marines Cadets will be completing the same course on the Tuesday. Good luck to the kayakers!
Gil Singeton will be attending the LASER ATC Band Training Weekend this week at Crowborough Camp. Stop by and say hello!