Updated 25.02.2021 15:17
Following recent announcements by Government on the lifting of coronavirus restrictions, Further Education Colleges and Independent Training Providers offering regulated qualifications can return to face to face teaching and assessment from the 8th March onwards.
Ofqual’s regulatory arrangements permit awarding organisations to make adjustments to qualifications and assessments to take account of the impact of the pandemic and the need to comply with public health guidance. Any adaptations we make will maintain the validity and reliability of occupational qualifications.
We are committed to supporting centres and learners throughout this time and have already published a toolkit of adaptations for different qualifications to support learners. We will keep these documents under review to take into account any decisions from Ofqual’s current consultation on their VTQ Contingency Regulatory Framework.
The latest COVID-19 information and guidance will be updated here.
If you have queries about an existing booking or a new booking or have any queries with the iTEC adaptations please email Kate Morris.
If you want to provide input on any of the above, please click this link to complete the latest Ofqual consultation which is open until 11th March 2021 at 23:45.
iTEC & VTCT Response to Covid-19 Outbreak
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) outbreak is a fast-paced and fluid situation and is affecting countries across the world at different rates, as national governments put in place contingency plans to contain and delay the outbreak. As a multi-national organisation working with education providers, employers and governments across multiple countries, iTEC and VTCT are closely monitoring the global situation and putting in place our own measures to support our employees, centres and stakeholders.
We are releasing information to our centres relevant to the part of the world you are operating in. Please select from the options below to read the information for your country.