From its roots in the uniformed cadet movements, CVQO is now sharing its wealth of experience and expertise with other youth organisations including St John Ambulance, the Prince's Trust, Police Cadets, Fire Service and others outside the UK. CVQO encourages learners from all backgrounds and abilities.

Around 40% of CVQO's learners do not achieve the five GCSEs A*-C that they would need to enter higher education or employment and 13% of CVQO's BTEC students have learning difficulties with a further 6% having a physical disability.