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More BTECs For Long Eaton

Article posted: Mar 17, 2010 by sl6

Three more Long Eaton Air Cadets have recently achieved four BTec awards bringing the total to ten awards in the last twelve months – equivalent to 28 GCSEs between them!

Sergeant Katie Elam gained two of the BTec Awards. The first, for Aviation Studies, is equivalent to two GCSEs and involves passing a series of exams in aero-engineering, navigation and communications based subjects. The second award for Public Services, equivalent to four GCSEs, is comprised of a number of areas including leadership, expeditions and studies of the Armed Forces. Having gained an amount of qualifications equal to half that of five years at secondary school Sergeant Elam was very proud stating “I’m really glad that the time and effort I put into the ATC is being recognised with real qualifications and awards”.

Other recipients of the Aviation Studies Award were Flight Sergeant Lauren Chapman and Sergeant Adam Bailey. This takes the total number of BTec awards achieved by the Squadron to ten in the past twelve months totalling six in Public Services and four in Aviation Studies or equivalent to 28 GCSEs between them, well done Long Eaton!

2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron parades on Monday and Thursday evenings between 1900 and 2115 hrs at Grange Park, Station Road, Long Eaton. We are always open to new cadets aged 13+ and adult volunteers. For further information contact the Squadron on 0115 9465432 or via email on

By Flt Lt Jack Stepanian, Officer Commanding 2195 (Long Eaton) Squadron