Employability Skills Workshops

CVQO Employability Skills Workshops

Our Employability Skills Workshops are short-course programmes, funded, devised and delivered by CVQO, aimed at honing the employability skills of young people through new workplace-relevant qualifications, workshops, coaching and mentoring. These can either be completed in person or online.

They are designed for CVQO learners who are preparing to move from education into the challenging world of higher/further education, work and apprenticeships.

The CVQO Employability Skills Workshop help develop important employability skills and improve awareness of, and access to, the opportunities available to young people post-GCSE by introducing them directly to regional colleges and employer networks.

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How does it work?

The two-day programme is highly focused on developing practical employability skills including:

  • Creating a good CV
  • Interview skills
  • Personal skills assessments
  • Networking abilities
  • Understanding what employers are looking for.

The training, mentoring, advice and guidance offered on the workshops allows participants to realise, develop and articulate their full potential to prospective employers helping improve their chances when applying for employment and apprenticeships.

Online workshops

With current restrictions on cadet training, the programme for the CVQO Employability Skills Workshops at cadet centres has been put on hold.

However, there is an online option available that allows CVQO learners free access to the Workshop from the safety of their own homes.

The CVQO Employabilty Skills Workshop – Online will consist of two, one-hour sessions covering the key elements of the current Workshops:

  • Understanding what employers are looking for
  • CV writing
  • Basic interview skills
  • Personal SWOT (workskills analysis)
  • Overview of the apprenticeship opportunity

In addition, the second session will be used to earn the Level 1 Food Hygiene & Food Safety Certificate.

How it works:

Once a learner is registered and accepted on the workshop, they will be sent an email containing a website link and log in details to an online meeting space.

The workshop delivery is by our usual, experienced trainers, and workshop materials are provided online. The usual certificates are provided for the various elements of the workshop on completion.

What to do next:

In the first instance, anyone interested in taking part in an online workshop should fill in a contact form via the CVQO website or email: steve.taylor@cvqo.org

I have seen first-hand the fantastic opportunities and experience that being a cadet can bring to young people.

“Skills such as teamwork, communication and leadership are vital, practical skills that are so valued by employers, whichever path you choose.

“CVQO are rightly recognising the skills and abilities of our cadet forces with qualifications that will help set them on their path to success.

Gavin Williamson MP, Secretary of State for Education