Thousands of people give up an incredible amount of time every year to support youth organisations and being a great youth leader is important. It’s vital to the high quality training, development, guidance, mentoring and leadership every young person receives.
Volunteers come from all walks of life. Some are already highly qualified, others have no formal qualifications. What is certain for all, is that they devote large parts of their lives to making a difference to the lives of others and each individual grows in experience and knowledge as they progress.
Through CVQO, that volunteering experience can be formalised with an internationally recognised qualification through City & Guilds or the Institute of Leadership Management (ILM). The CVQO-led programmes range from Level 2 through to Level 7, comparable to a Master’s Degree, and at a fraction of the cost of commercially available courses.
The structured nature of the educational programmes for adults mean they as very achievable with only a modest extra effort. Up to 70% of current volunteering activity in some organisations can count towards a qualification in leadership and management.
The CVQO Professional Recognition Awards programme is mapped carefully to allow clear demonstration of learning outcomes from a range of activities and the qualifications are recognised and welcomed by employers.
That’s why we believe that a CVQO-led qualification offers a great way to takeon new challenges and access new, exciting opportunities.