"My first experience with CVQO was when I was approached with the opportunity for a new qualification: the CVQO-led Level 2 BTEC in Teamwork and Personal Development.
"At the time, I was only in secondary school, finishing my GCSEs, so for me to have the option to gain a BTEC Level 2 so early on was huge since I knew only a select few would have a qualification like this at my age.
"A year later, I was offered the chance to be a part of the CVQO Westminster Award which, among other things, would provide me with an ILM Level 3 in Leadership and Management and a life changing trip to South Africa if I was named as a finalist.
"Fortunately, I was and had one of the most amazing experiences of my life. I couldn't have done what I did, met the people I have or experienced such a trip without CVQO and I urge everyone and anyone when faced with the choice, to definitely take the leap."