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2418 (Sherwood) Sqn’s BTEC Day

Article posted: Mar 28, 2013 by Sqn Ldr Wilson

During your time in the air cadets you’ll constantly be offered the opportunity to better yourself; whether this is by engaging in practical activity such as a flight experience, shooting or helping raise funds at a bag pack, you also get the chance to gain some academic qualifications!

The ATC offers several formal qualifications from flying scholarships all the way to internationally recognised BTEC’s which is what the SQN took part in on Sunday the 17th February aiming to qualify 18 cadets with a BTEC in public services studying and investigating the effects and primary roles of our public and military forces.

We started early by reading through the resource booklet provided we then individually worked through the answer booklet challenging our knowledge on the information we had just read, we then had the final opportunity to check our answers before submitting the work to be marked. The grades available depending on what depth you answered your questions were; pass, merit, and distinction. Once we had handed in our work to FS Kitchingman we then took part in our compulsory interview where we pretended to apply for a role in either the public or military service, I found this to be an invaluable and beneficial experience preparing us for the near future when we apply or consider applying for jobs.

Cpl Radford
2418 (Sherwood) Sqn