Five cadets of South & East Midlands Wing were presented with their ILM Level 2 Award in Team Leading during the South & East Midlands Wing Field Day held at RAF Wittering.
In May 2010, South & East Midlands Wing were given Approved Centre Status by the Institute of Leadership & Management (ILM) – the first Wing in the Air Training Corps to do so.
As such, the Wing now offers the ILM Level 2 Award in Team Leading, which is a nationally recognised qualification, to cadets who attend and successfully complete both the Wing-run Initial and Advanced NCO training courses.
During the 2010 Wing Field Day, five of the first seven cadets within South & East Midlands Wing to achieve the award were presented with their certificates by Karen Read who is the Head of Defence & International at the ILM. In addition, Karen also presented Wg Cdr Dickinson with the Wing’s ILM Approved Centre plaque.
Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson (OC South & East Midlands Wing) and Karen Read (ILM Head of Defence & International) with some of the cadets who have achieved the ILM level 2 Award in Team Leading. (From L- R; Wg Cdr Nigel Dickinson, Sgt Eric Severn , Cpl Emily Mitchell, Sgt Adam Bailey, Sgt Tamara Swales, CFS George Stewart and Karen Read).
Sqn Ldr Mark Richards, Wing Training Officer (Cadet Development), who led the initiative to achieve Approved Centre status and gain accreditation for the Wing NCO courses said “congratulations to those cadets who have worked so hard to achieve the ILM Level 2 Award in Team Leading, these awards are nationally recognised qualifications, the value of which is understood by business, commerce and industry. This qualification will undoubtedly add value to the recipients CV’s. Once again, congratulations and well done to all involved”.