Stuart McLellan - BTEC Level 2 and ILM Level 3 qualifications

Stuart was a CVQO Duke of Westminster Award finalist in 2011 and went on a life-changing journey to South Africa. He also won the Edexcel Achievement Award. Here's his story:

"I've achieved a BTEC Level 2 in Public Services and an ILM Level 3 in Leadership & Management both through CVQO. These qualifications have helped me gain employment and develop as an individual.

"The CVQO-led BTEC Level 2 in Public Services is important and lets us understand all elements of the public services sector and gave me an insight as to where we I saw myself progressing as I looked at a career. The ILM Level 3 in Leadership & Management boosted my confidence, helped me become a better leader and effectively manage a team.

"Currently I work for the Scottish Ambulance Service and I hope to work my way up the ladder there as I secure further experience.

"CVQO really has had a huge effect on my life. I wasn't the most academic in School however the company allowed me to study and work towards qualifications that I enjoyed which allowed me to gain employment. I cannot thank the staff at CVQO enough; they are an absolutely fantastic organisation."