The Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalion ACF have achieved an outstanding record of more than 95 vocational awards in BTEC SCQF Level 4 and 5 in fewer than three months.
Vocational qualifications are those that develop practical skills and expertise relating to a particular area of employment. Some of the best known are BTECs, City & Guilds and Institute of Leadership and Management qualifications.
The Battalion offers vocational study to all cadets.
The unique aspect of the vocational qualifications offered by the Cadet Vocational Qualifications Organisation (CVQO) is that they provide recognition of what young people and their instructors do within youth organisations.
Cadets from across the Battalion were recently awarded certificates at local presentation evenings where they were joined by a number of guests from HRFCA, including Chief Executive Mark Dodson and Deputy Chief Executive Andrew Macnaughton. Also attending were Colonel Cadets Scotland Colonel Pat O’Meara and Her Majesty’s Lord Lieutenants and Deputy Lieutenants.
“I am very proud to celebrate their success”
Lt Colonel Darren Hughes, Deputy Commandant (East), said: “In the short time I have been in the Battalion I have been witness to a great sense of achievement being made from our cadets and these awards will help hone their skills in leadership, teamwork, communications, problem-solving, and fitness. I am very proud to celebrate their success and be a part of it all.”
If you think you would like to be part of the team and earn these vocational awards too, find out more about joining the Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders Battalion ACF here.
Pictured, below, are some of the cadets who received awards.