Sophie Lee, of 195 Staines Detachment (PWRR) Army Cadet Force, North West and Middlesex Sector, studied a BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community through CVQO.
She talks about how much her teamwork skills have improved as a result and how she is seen as being set aside from other candidates when applying for her university course and also employment.
“The CVQO-led BTEC Level 2 has enabled me to work as a team with my peers on different projects within the A Level courses that I take at 6th form. It has assisted me to develop my leadership abilities within cadets, and as a cadet CPL undertaking a course to complete my 3*, it has helped me to meet the standards of the syllabus and allowed me to pass off multiple aspects of the course.
“The qualification has also set me aside from other candidates when applying for universities and jobs, as it means I have an extended skill set and different useful qualities.
“The CVQO-led BTEC has given me the confidence to work as part of a team, something I struggled to do prior to completing the qualification, and has taught me how to lead and guide others effectively and fairly.
“I am planning on taking an undergraduate degree in forensic psychology for 4 years, and then progressing onto a masters. I would like to attend University to further my knowledge and skill set, and would like to eventually become a forensic psychologist and criminal profiler.
“The qualification has been incredibly beneficial for me as a person and a potential employee/student, in setting me aside from other candidates and giving me the skills I need to progress and succeed.”