Cadets snap up leadership skills

Posted on September 25, 2018

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Thirteen St Benedict’s CCF Cadets have made great strides in realising their leadership potential, passing the CVQO Level 2 Award for Young Leaders.

Three instructors from the Cadet Vocational Qualification Organisation came in to deliver a two-day course in leadership for the Ealing school's Year 10 CCF cadets. The Level 2 Award for Young Leaders is a course awarded by the City & Guilds of London Institute through the Institute of Leadership & Management, and is designed to challenge young people to unlock their leadership potential. 

The instruction was a mixture of classroom-based study and practical tasks, and the 15 cadets involved were assessed for two modules: Developing Leadership Skills for Young People; and Developing Self-Leadership & Resilience for Young People.

The course included leadership styles, team development, problem solving, using SWOT analysis and setting SMART objectives:

Mr Shaun Hullis, Contingent Commander CCF, said: “This is exactly the sort of achievement which the Combined Cadet Force exists to encourage, and we are very proud that our cadets did so well (with an 87% pass rate). This is one of the strongest and most committed year groups which we have seen in the CCF for many years, and we look forward to seeing one of them emerge as Head of CCF for 2020-2021."