Nuneaton Based Air Cadet, Flight Sergeant Robert Allan has become the first cadet on his Squadron to qualify for the Institute of Leadership and Management Award in Team Leading.
Eighteen year old Robert qualified for the Institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) Award in Team Leading whilst attending a Foundation Course in Duke of Edinburgh's Award Leadership at the Britannia Royal Naval College in Dartmouth. This one off course, which was attended by a specially selected group of 150 cadets drawn from all branches of the Cadet Forces, was part of the Cadet 150th Anniversary celebrations which took place in 2010.
The ILM Level 2 Award in Team Leading is a nationally recognised vocational adult award which is rarely available to Cadets. The training mixes theory and practical elements with an emphasis on leadership, teamwork and communications and is a recognised first step to becoming a professional manager or leader in the future - it's a valuable award recognised by employers as a real achievement.
Flt Lt Ian Crewe Officer Commanding 121 (Nuneaton) Squadron said, “Adult Staff within the Air Cadet movement have had the opportunity to qualify for Institute of Leadership and Management Awards as part of their training but this is the first time one of our cadets has received an ILM Award. His status as an ILM graduate is certain to bring him the recognition all his hard work deserves. Having completed the ILM Award in Team Leading the way is now open for Robert to take the next step in his career which could lead to him becoming an ILM professional member”.
He added, “The ILM Level 2 Award in Team Leading is the latest addition to the ever growing list of widely recognised vocational qualifications available to Air Cadets through the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation (CVQO). Robert’s ILM Award together with his BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Public Services will definitely help him in the future when talking to possible employers. They should already be impressed by the fact that he has been a cadet, but the additional qualifications he has gained during his time with the Squadron will really show them what he’s made of.”
For details relating to the full range of professionally recognised vocational qualifications available to Cadets and adult staff via the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation (CVQO) please visit www.cvqo.org