Updated 20.04.2021 09:51
We have updated the documentation for VRQs. Please see below for the most up to date versions
• VRQ Centre Adaptation Guidance for Hair and Beauty– UPDATED 19.4.21
• VRQ Centre Adaptation Guidance for Sport– UPDATED 20.4.21
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.
Following the re-opening of schools, colleges and training providers in England on 8th March, VTCT and iTEC are pleased to confirm that main certificate printing/dispatch services will resume from 1st April 2021.
Certificates posted to:
- Centres in the UK are sent 2nd Class via Royal Mail’s Signed For service
- Centres in the EU are sent 2nd Class via Royal Mail’s International Tracked and Signed service
If your centre is still not in a position to receive deliveries due to the impacts of COVID-19, please let us know by 1st April. You can contact the Processing Department directly at email@example.com or call our Customer Support Team on 02380 684 500.
If your centre is affected by future COVID-19 restrictions or lockdowns, please ensure VTCT/iTEC are kept updated. VTCT/iTEC cannot take responsibility for any loss due to unknown centre closures.
iTEC & VTCT Response to Covid-19 Outbreak
Covid-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic 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.