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CVQO rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted

Following its most recent Ofsted inspection, which took place in February, CVQO has been rated as a ‘Good’ provider by Ofsted.

Each education institution or learning provider is inspected according to four key areas: ‘Effectiveness of leadership and management’, ‘Quality of teaching, learning and assessment’, ‘Personal development, behaviour and welfare’ and ‘Outcomes for learners’. CVQO received a ‘Good’ rating in each.

CVQO Chief Executive Guy Horridge, said: “I am delighted to have received such a positive Ofsted inspection summary. It is a true testament to the value of the qualifications we provide and the difference CVQO makes to the lives of our learners.

“It is one thing to be confident in your own provision as an education charity and learning provider, but to be validated in this way speaks volumes about how far CVQO has come in a relatively short space of time.

“I would like to place on record my thanks to all of the Cadet Force Adult Volunteers, learners, assessors and, of course, my own CVQO staff, for helping us achieve this result and look forward to providing an even better service in the years to come.”

The full report will be published on the Government’s website on Friday 8 March, however a collection of key findings are included below:

  • Leaders and managers provide unique opportunities for young people in the cadet service. They have designed courses that accredit the knowledge, skills and experiences young people gain in the cadet forces
  • Learners benefit from tutors and cadet instructors who have extensive experience in the uniformed and emergency services and cadet corps
  • Learners enjoy their learning and produce work of a high standard. They receive help from tutors and cadet instructors who have extensive experience in the uniformed and emergency services and cadet corps
  • Learners develop their confidence and personal and social skills very effectively through peer working and group discussions. They demonstrate useful skills in team-building, problem solving and communication that prepare them for work