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VTCT Technical Certificates get DfE approval

VTCT is pleased to announce its brand new suite of Technical Qualifications at Level 2 and now have ministerial approval to be included in the Technical Certificate category of the 2019, 16-19 Performance Tables.

Key facts about these qualifications:

  • Offered across all of VTCT's sectors and tailored to specific job roles
  • Approval by the Department for Education (DfE) for teaching to the 16-19 age group from September 2017
  • Graded Pass, Merit, Distinction or Distinction*. Grades will also be given at unit level, giving employers an insight into the strengths of each learner
  • Developed for the purpose of leading learners to sustainable and worthwhile employment in their chosen service sector or progression to Level 3 Technical Qualifications
  • Developed with leading employers and professionals in each sector to ensure core skills are covered

Click on the images to browse information about VTCT's Technical Qualifications at Level 2




Summer issue of VTCT News out now!

The latest issue of VTCT News is out now. The Summer 2016 edition is bursting with interesting features from our sectors as well as industry and centre news.

Click here to view VTCT News Summer 2016

If you have an article or an idea you would like to submit for the magazine contact communications@vtct.org.uk - we would love to hear from you!

VTCT has launched Linx2Learn, it’s exclusive e-learning platform which facilitates the learning, development and support of qualifications. The first products launched include on-line courses covering the prevention of contact dermatitis and food hygiene. Both courses are easy to use and take leaners through fun and interactive ways of learning. At the end of the course, learners sit a multiple-choice test that, if passed, can be printed out and used as evidence in their portfolios for the qualifications VTCT Level 2 Award in Preventing Contact Dermatitis (QCF) and VTCT Level 2 Award in Food Safety in Catering (QCF) respectively.

In association with the British Barbering Association (BBA) VTCT  has also produced a programme of 14 video clips that demonstrate the fundamental barbering skills in an exceptionally clear format using blocks which relate to the way in which learners are taught the basic skills prior to progressing to the salon.

All products can be purchased on line and full details can be found on the Linx2Learn page of our website.