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CVQO – operations update (COVID-19)

Despite the turbulent and uncertain times facing us at the moment, CVQO remains committed to helping our learners gain access to all the assistance they require to complete their qualifications.

We understand that it is a difficult time for young people in particular with education institutions across the UK temporarily closing their doors. This is why we are putting in place a number of measures to ensure that our operations can continue and, in some areas, are enhanced.

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  • CVQO Regional Managers
    Cadet force operations may have halted and face-to-face contact restricted for now, but our Regional Managers are still available to provide tutorials and advice to learners. If you already know who your CVQO Regional Manager is, feel free to contact them via email or phone. If you do not know, please either fill in a contact form on or call the office on 01276 601 701 and we will point you in the right direction.
  • CVQO Moodle / Virtual Learning Environment
    We are pressing ahead with the redevelopment of our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE) so as to offer an intuitive, online way for learners to complete their courses remotely. Updates will follow in the coming weeks.
  • CVQO BTEC ‘workshop’ webinars
    We are looking into the potential to offer webinars on our BTEC qualifications. It is planned that these will be hosted by one of our Regional Managers and available to all learners / CFAVs / teachers who wish to join.
  • CVQO adult awards
    If you find yourself in isolation at the moment, or with additional time on your hands, what better time to push ahead with completing work towards your City & Guilds Professional Recognition Award, ILM qualification or Level 3 Award in Education and Training? For anyone in this position needing a nudge in the right direction, please contact our Professional Development Manager Paul Atkinson (, or Neil Fairbrother for our ILM qualifications (
  • CVQO Westminster Award
    Sadly we have had to postpone this year’s Westminster Award selection event, which has had a knock-on effect on the House of Lords awards ceremony and South Africa trip. Again, we remain committed to providing all those nominated with this life-changing experience and, at present, we plan to run selection in the October half term, the House of Lords in December and will be running a joint South Africa expedition in 2021 for both sets of finalists.
  • CVQO office operations
    Although we have reduced the number of staff working at our HQ, with many working remotely, the CVQO head office will remain open until such time as government policy states otherwise.

As always, thank you for your ongoing support and please be assured we will be doing whatever we can to help you. Keep an eye on our social media channels for the latest updates.

Guy Horridge, CVQO Chief Executive