CVQO is a UK-based education charity offering a broad range of vocational qualifications, designed to recognise the work undertaken by young people and adult volunteers within youth organisations.

Through us, anyone can gain a qualification that validates what they have learned in their youth group, increasing the opportunities they have to progress to further education or employment.


Our learners can start as early as 13 with a BTEC Level 1. For adults, it’s never too late to gain an Institute of Leadership and Management or City & Guilds qualification

CVQO works closely in partnership with a wide range of uniformed youth organisations to deliver internationally recognised qualifications.

Currently CVQO is delivering vocational training and development programmes to:

Royal Marines Band Services

Corps of Army Music (CAMUS)

Army School of Ceremonial Drumming Wing

Combined Cadet Force

Sea Cadet Corps

Army Cadet Force

Air Training Corps

St John Ambulance

Police Service



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