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2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron cadets achieve virtual CVQO awards

Over summer, the restrictions on parading face to face did not stop six cadets from 2505 (Bishop Auckland) Squadron Royal Air Force Air Cadets from developing their knowledge and understanding of leadership and teamwork.

With the support of their volunteer staff, over a number of weekends the cadets studied online and attended interactive workshops to complete a CVQO-led ILM Level 2 Award in Effective Team Member Skills.

We chatted to Flight Lieutenant Ian Pepper, who said: “Our learners really enjoyed the experience of studying the ILM Level 2 during lockdown. They gained a sense of sharing study and achievement, especially in these difficult times when the RAFAC has been able to offer so much support to these young people.

“One cadet has already used the qualification to help them gain a place to study at college. I think the qualification provides a great tool to develop both the knowledge and understanding of teamwork.

“Thanks to CVQO the Level 2 ETMS compliments the range of courses and opportunities offered across RAFAC by providing formal and transferrable recognition of their hard work.”

Leading Cadet Morgan Lees (16) said: “The CVQO ILM Level 2 Award was a great experience, with lessons about leadership and the management of teams and some great sessions and skills for later life, I would encourage others to sign up and do the same”.