Weekly Webinar: NVQ and SVQ Updates Spring 2021

NVQ and SVQ Updates Spring 2021

We held a webinar with the latest updates on NVQ and SVQ Qualifications on Tuesday 16th March as part of our Weekly Webinar series. You can access a recording of this webinar in the secure area of our website here (Centre login required)

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Frequently Asked Questions

Below we will add any frequently asked questions that we receive relating to this webinar.

General Questions

Can learners be assessed on each other on NVQ adaptation as ‘in workplace, education and extended learner bubbles’ ?

The clients can be from the learner’s workplace, educational or linked household member (household bubble)

Will there be much difference in the assessment process when the new adaptions are confirmed?

Although they may be similar there will be an increased flexibility

If learners are doing fewer practical assessments how can we record this so the learners can achieve 100% on the e-portfolio?

If the assessor has witnessed formative assessments or range they could use this and click the first one or two observation complete boxes. We suggest that the assessor adds a comment in the comment box that this was part of the adaptation. Then, when the assessor clicks the final observation which will be summative, the learner can still get 100% completion. This is much more motivational for the learner.

Can you direct me to the latest PPE guidance?

When will the new adaptations be confirmed?

The additional adaptations will be confirmed by the end of March, according to the timeline we have been given from Ofqual.

Are the Autumn adaptations still valid?

Yes, these are still in place until the new VCRF comes into place.

If a learner is registered on a Diploma in Nail Enhancements can they carry out practical assessments with other learners?

Education in England reopened on the 8th March, other nations have their own timelines, for example, we know our Welsh centres are going back this week. The decision to proceed with formative or summative assessments in educational settings is the responsibility of centre staff and centre management. Assessments in workplace settings should not go ahead at this time.

Are NVQ learners the same as VRQ learners who need to sit exams?

NVQ exams are acceptable for adaptions.

When can we re-start End-point Assessments?

VTCT is scheduling End-point Assessments from 14th April.

Should we start filling out adaption forms from last year?

The documents and processes for VRQs will be confirmed once the proposed VCRF consultation has been completed and Ofqual has responded which will be near the end of March, we will then be able to give further updates on this.

Can learners complete makeup assessments on themselves?

The arrangements for our qualifications will be confirmed once the proposed VCRF consultation has been completed and Ofqual has responded which will be near the end of March, we will then be able to give further updates on this.

Can we use a block for cutting assessments?

No, at this time simulation is not permitted.

Please can you advise what approach we can take with learners who are exempt from wearing a mask?

Centres must follow the Government guidance and we suggest that you apply for reasonable adjustments.

Can learners complete practical assessments at home if they provide strong photographic evidence?

The arrangements for our qualifications will be confirmed once the proposed VCRF consultation has been completed and Ofqual has responded which will be near the end of March, we will then be able to give further updates on this.