BTEC Level 2 - Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community 22/23 Academic Year

Enrolments are open now!

We are pleased to announce that applications for our 22/23 BTEC Level 2 Academic Year are now open!

If you are aged 16-19 (year 12 or upwards) and looking to gain a qualification that recognises all of the skills and achievements you gain while a member of your youth organisation, this is just what you need.

Learners will have the ability to choose their own path through the qualification as well as the method by which they complete it.

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Our BTEC Level 2 explained

What is it and how does the qualification work?

Our CVQO-led BTEC Level 2 is an exciting, varied qualification that allows universities and employers to understand the skills you have developed in your youth organisation or Cadet Force. You will learn about teamwork, communication, employability, volunteering, adventurous activities and much more.

For a little extra effort you can earn a recognised qualification that will help make your cadet experience more valuable as you head towards further education or employment.

Members of a Uniformed or other Youth Organisation have already completed some of the work required, known as Recognised Prior Learning (RPL), through the practical activities and training that you have already taken part in, e.g. Duke of Edinburgh Award, volunteering or adventurous activities. Some of the BTEC Units can be achieved fully through RPL, others require workbook tasks.

TPD is comprised of 14 individual units. Unit 1 is mandatory; once this has been completed you can select a combination of the other units to create your own pathway through the course. You will be able to learn at your own pace and choose hard copy workbooks, electronic workbooks or our Virtual Learning Environment, Moodle.

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Frequently asked questions

  • You are if:

    • You were born between 1st September 2003 and 31st August 2006 to be eligible this coming academic year (1st September 2022 – 31st August 2023)
    • You have lived legally in England for at least 3 years
  • You have up to two academic years to complete the qualification, and it is important that you complete within this time. The BTEC qualifications require around 180 to 360 guided learning hours. You should expect to attend one or two online/face-to-face learning sessions, lasting no more than 90mins, per unit.

  • The learner sessions will be run by the CVQO Teaching and Learning team or by your Vocational Qualifications Officer (VQO).

    These interactive sessions may be face-to-face, online via Zoom/MS Teams or through our easy to use online Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), Moodle.

    As part of your plan to earn the BTEC you will:

    • have the opportunity to select your preferred method for submitting work: hard copy workbooks, electronic workbooks or through the VLE.
    • receive access to some great course materials once you are registered with the awarding organisation
    • be provided with a free Moodle account so that you can access resources and keep track of your progress
    • receive regular updates of your progress throughout the course

  • Your dedicated CVQO team will arrange some initial information, advice and guidance either face-to-face or online, explaining the different qualifications on offer.

    This will help you:

    • with planning your personal development
    • understand the different ways we help you
    • understand the way we deliver sessions
    • understand how to submit your work for assessment
    • to find out about funding and progression opportunities