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New CVQO badges released for ACF cadets

A brand new set of CVQO badges are now available for ACF cadets completing CVQO-led qualifications.

The sew-on badges were officially unveiled at Essex ACF’s annual camp this week by Major General Duncan Capps, General Officer Commanding Regional Command, as he awarded the first ones to a group of cadets there, alongside Essex ACF’s Commandant Leona Barr-Jones.

Which badges are available?

In total there are eight types of badge; four covering the different levels of CVQO qualification and four to cover the different stages of the CVQO Westminster Award.

BTEC Level 1 (bronze)
Awarded to ACF cadets completing the BTEC Level 1 in Teamwork and Personal Skills for Uniformed Youth Organisations

ILM Level 2 (silver)
Awarded to ACF cadets completing the ILM Level 2 Award for Young Leaders, the ILM Level 2 Award in Effective Team Member Skills or the ILM Level 2 Award in Leadership and Team Skills

BTEC Level 2 (gold)
Awarded to ACF cadets completing the BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community or Music for Practical Performance (Diploma and Extended Certificate)

ILM Level 3 (red)
Awarded to ACF cadets completing the ILM Level 3 Award in Leadership and Management.

Westminster Award badges

CVQO blue lion
Awarded to cadets who are nominated for the CVQO Westminster Award

CVQO bronze lion
Awarded to cadets who reach the second stage of the CVQO Westminster Award

CVQO silver lion
Awarded to cadets who reach the selection event stage of the CVQO Westminster Award

CVQO gold lion
Awarded to cadets who are named as finalists in the CVQO Westminster Award (House of Lords and South Africa expedition)

How will the badges be awarded?

These new badges will be provided with completion certificates for the appropriate qualification, starting approximately in six weeks’ time.

Will the badges be awarded retrospectively?

Our CVQO Regional Managers will have a supply of badges that they can award in person at cadet unit visits or BTEC workbook sessions.

Will these badges be made available for cadets from other youth organisations, too?

At present the badges have only been approved for use by the Army Cadet Force, but discussions are taking place with other youth organisations. However they will be sent out with certificates to everyone who completes a CVQO-led qualification, regardless of the type of youth organisation they belong to.