Louisa House, of Hereford and Worcester Army Cadet Force, talked to us about studying a BTEC Level 2 through CVQO and the opportunities it has opened up for her.
“I started my Army Cadet Force journey at 15 and aged out at 18, having achieved a huge amount. I was promoted to Cadet Sergeant and completed my 3* training by the time I left. I loved my time in the ACF and gaining a BTEC Level 2 through CVQO was a perfect way to represent what I had achieved.
“CVQO has been the foot in the door to so many opportunities for me. I started my CVQO journey at 16 when I began my Level 2 Diploma in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community. Having the BTEC on my CV has prompted so many positive things for me, including university.
“I had originally decided to go on a gap year after completing my A-Levels, however, when the pandemic started, I decided to change my plan and go to university. Where most students apply through UCAS in December at the latest, I applied in May. I received a conditional offer – 96 UCAS points and a pass on the CVQO BTEC.
“The BTEC is a great talking point in job interviews – it is a qualification that clearly demonstrates my ability to work in a team. I believe that anyone who has the chance should sign up for a CVQO BTEC. It is a fantastic representation of everything we do in the ACF and allows not only employers, but also universities to see everything you have achieved.”