2021 Graduation Ceremony

2021 Graduation Ceremony information

The CVQO Graduation Ceremony is the highest profile event in our calendar, giving you, together with your fellow graduands, family and friends, the chance to celebrate your success.

Our Board of Trustees and many VIP guests also attend the ceremony to congratulate learners. It’s a fantastic opportunity for us to celebrate and show appreciation for the volunteers who do so much for young people in communities throughout the UK each year.

This year, as numbers are limited, we will be celebrating the achievements of our graduates who completed their qualifications during 2019 and 2020, with a further ceremony being planned for our 2021 graduates. As a result, we anticipate places will be in high demand, so please make sure you register promptly to avoid disappointment.

Please click here to book your place, and see the FAQs below where you can find all the information you need and the link to book a gown and photographs. If you’re unable to find the answers online to any questions you may have, or you need further guidance, please feel free to get in touch with us.

The venue

Our 2021 Graduation Ceremony will take place at the magnificent and historic Royal Military Academy Sandhurst.

The ceremony

The ceremony itself will take place in the Royal Memorial Chapel, situated a short walk from the Old College at RMA Sandhurst. It will be presided over by our Chairman Lord Lingfield.

Graduates and attendees

As well as our graduates, their friends and families, the Graduation Ceremony is attended by high ranking military personnel from the Armed Forces

An unforgettable day

As the highest profile event in the CVQO calendar, we always look forward to Graduation so that we can say thank you to Cadet Force Adult Volunteers for all that they do for our young people

Frequently asked questions about the Graduation Ceremony

  • Full joining instructions are sent to all registered graduates, however approximate timings are below:

    • 0930-1030 – Graduates arrive at RMAS
    • 1145-1245 – Graduation Ceremony in Royal Memorial Chapel
    • 1300-1330 – Photography on the Old College steps
    • 1330-1430 – Buffet lunch in the Old College Indian Army Memorial Room and departures

     

  • Gowns are not a requirement for our graduates, but the majority do choose to rent one from our academic dress partner Ede & Ravenscroft, which can be ordered here.

    Before you start, make sure you know your head circumference, chest and height measurements and have your credit/debit card details available.

    You can also hire your outfit by calling 01223 861854, but please note that you will not receive the online hire discount if you order via the call centre.  And don’t leave it too late – Ede & Ravenscroft cannot guarantee to supply you with an outfit if you leave your booking later than 10 days before the ceremony. However, they do take a limited spare stock to the ceremony, although this is charged at a premium rate on a first come first served basis.

    When you place your gown hire order you will also be able to choose from a number of photography options.

  • Click here to register for this event.

  • You are welcome to bring one guest free of charge.  Further guest places may be available nearer the time at a nominal cost of £25, so if you’d like to bring an additional guest please indicate that on the registration form.

  • As above, you may bring one guest free of charge.  If you would like to bring a second guest, we request that you pay a nominal fee of £25. This helps us cover some of the costs associated with hosting the Graduation Ceremony at venues such as RMA Sandhurst.  When you register, we’ll send you a link to PayPal so you can make the payment.

  • Yes. We send full joining instructions to all registered graduates before the event.