BTEC Opportunities

Partnering CVQO to offer BTEC qualifications to our members

We are pleased to be able to partner with CVQO in trialling a project to enable our members aged 16 to 18 to attain a formal BTEC qualification, which provides formal recognition for their participation in Boys’ Brigade activities.

BTEC Level 2 in Teamwork and Personal Development in the Community

Following a successful trial in the London area last year, we are pleased that the trial has been extended for the 2021-2022 session and there are now 25 places for our young people in London & Kent to take part in either a BTEC Level 2 Extended Certificate or a BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Teamwork & Personal Development in the Community.

The qualification is even more flexible than in last years trial, with young people being able to complete the work required in a variety of formats which suit them. There are 14 units which young people can choose from and only three need to be completed to achieve the Extended Certificate with six required to be completed to complete the full Diploma.

The BTEC is designed to recognise prior achievement as well as providing the opportunity to develop and learn new skills, therefore if any young person has achieved GCSE PE, a Duke of Edinburgh Award or are involved in a Band or playing a musical instrument then these achievements can be counted towards the requirements of the BTEC Level 2.

For more information about the qualification please click here.

In order to be eligible, members must have been aged 16 on or before the 31st August 2021 and must still be aged 18 by the time they complete the course.

If you and your young people are interested in finding out more there are two information sessions being led by Daimon Taylor-Hunt who is the lead volunteer for the London & Kent area. These taking place virtually on Thursday 18th November at 18:00 and Saturday 20th November at 10:30. If you would like to attend either of these sessions, please email Daimon on daimon.hunt@boys-brigade.org.uk to register. If neither of these dates are convenient, please also contact Daimon as there are other sessions taking place in other areas in England or alternatively a further date could be arranged. The sessions are designed for young people, leaders and parents and provide a brief overview of the qualification and what is required.

For more information about CVQO who is our partner organisation, please visit their website