VTCT Events

Just Hair & Skin CPD events

VTCT has teamed up with the industry's leading hair and beauty educators to deliver an innovative and interactive workshop for hair and beauty educators and assessors.  They will introduce new skills and techniques and industry led hints and tips to aid in the teaching and assessing of hair and beauty qualifications, when working with curly hair and black skin tones.

Each workshop will contain six hours of CPD covering the new national occupational standards (NOS) underpinning knowledge (hair classifications).

  • Hair Classifications - identifying hair types, product and service choices
  • Skin Classifications - concept of one overarching 'Skin Tone Colour Chart'

Dates and venues:

Workshop Code Date Venue
WSJHS01 25 January 2016 New College Swindon
WSJHS02 7 March 2016 Trafford College, Manchester
WSJHS03 18 April 2016 Cathy Short Theatre, Belfast
WSJHS05 16 May 2016 New College Lanarkshire, Coatbridge
WSJHS04 11 July 2016 Coleg Y Cymoedd, Wales


The events will run from 9.30am until 4.30pm.

Further details and venues will be advertised soon. 

The delegate fee is £49.95 per delegate.  A course booking form is required to secure your places.  Please see "How to Book" section at the bottom of the page for further details about booking.

Technical Level Qualifications

Available from September 2016, the new VTCT Technical Level Qualifications are rigorous level 3 post-16 vocational qualifications, which are regarded as being 'on a par with A levels' and lead to specific occupational job roles. To aid in the delivery and to explore the new qualifications, a number of FREE to attend workshops have been arranged.

The events will run from 10am-3:30pm and will include lunch. Confirmed dates and locations are as follows:

Hair & Beauty
WSTCQ01 - Mon 18 January - South Cheshire College, Crewe, Cheshire
WSTCQ03 - Thurs 21 January - Hugh Baird College, Bootle, Liverpool
WSTCQ05 - Thurs 28 January - Heart of Worcestershire College, Worcester Campus
WSTCQ07 - Thurs 4 February - Lincoln College
WSTCQ09 - Thurs 11 February - VTCT, Eastleigh, Hampshire
WSTCQ11 - Mon 29 February - South Essex College, Thurrock Campus

Hospitality
WSTCQ02 - Wed 20 January - The Manchester College, Openshaw Campus
WSTCQ06 - Wed 3 February - North West Kent College, Gravesend Campus

Sport
WSTCQ10 - Tues 22 March - Milton Keynes College, Chaffron Way Campus

Further workshops for all sectors are currently being organised and we will be in touch as soon as they are released.

Please see "How to Book" section at the bottom of the page for further details about booking.


Hospitality Consultations 

We have developed a VTCT Level 2 Extended Certificate, Diploma and Advanced Diploma in Hospitality and Tourism and intend to develop level 3 diplomas in Hospitality and Tourism.  You are invited to come and review the qualification, assessment material and teaching resources.  Details about this event are given below:

Date: Tuesday 26th January 2016
Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm (lunch included)
Venue: The Learning Centre, Eastleigh
Workshop Code: WSHCE01


VTCT is also redeveloping its Level 2 Professional Cookery and Food and Beverage Service qualifications.  We will be reviewing what the new qualifications should look like, discussing assessment methods and resources required.  Details for this event is given below:

Date: Thursday 28th January 2016
Time: 10.30am - 3.00pm (lunch included)
Venue: Solihull College, Solihull
Workshop Code: WSHCE02


If you would like to attend any of these FREE events, booking details are provided at the bottom of this page.

Qualifications are changing - are you ready?

VTCT is sponsoring a series of regional consultation conferences which will cover changes to qualifications in the hair and beauty sector.  Organised by Habia, the conferences will explore the future vision for these qualifications and will help delegates in curriculum planning.
 
The following subjects will be covered:

  • Qualifications 14-16 and school performance tables
  • Study programmes - technical certificates and performance points
  • Apprenticeships - implications of trailblazers
  • National Occupational Standards (NOS) changes
  • Further Education Learning Technology Action Group (FELTAG)

Please see below for dates and regions, venues to be confirmed.

Date Region
2 February 2016 Wales - Cardiff *
15 March Scotland *

* Conferences in Scotland and Wales will focus on nation specific qualification landscapes

Registration and lunch is at 11.30am and the conference will finish around 4.00pm (TBC).

VTCT is able to offer the following offers:

  • Free place for any non-VTCT centre that agrees to receive a consultation visit from a VTCT Regional Business Development Manager
  • Free place if you work at an existing VTCT centre and agree to join the Affiliation
  • Free place to an existing member of the VTCT Affiliation

If you would like any further information or if you meet the above criteria and would like to book a place, please email marketing@vtct.org.uk

Alternatively, the tickets are £45.00+VAT per delegate.  To book your tickets, please email sales@habia.org or call 0845 6123 555.
 

External Quality Assurance Introductory Training

This is a one-day theoretical qualification intended for those who wish to gain an understanding of the principles and practices of external quality assurance (EQA) without any requirement to practice

On successful attainment, you will achieve the VTCT Level 4 Award in Understanding the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice (AG40197). 

This one-day theoretical qualification will not qualify you as an EQA, but will provide an advantage in the future when applying to become an External Verifier with an awarding organisation.  On successful attainment of an EQA position with an awarding organisation, you will be able to progress onto the full qualification – Level 4 Award in the External Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice.

Workshop Code

Workshop Date

Venue

WSEVT05

Thursday 14th January 2016

VTCT Offices, Eastleigh, Hampshire

Entry Requirement
You should be an experienced and qualified internal verifier (IQA) for your relevant vocational area and ideally hold D34, V1 or the VTCT Level 4 Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practice qualification.

Delegate cost:  £295.00 per person to include registration, training, assessment and certification.

Places are limited, so book early to avoid disappointment!  Booking details are provided at the bottom of this page.

Assessor Training Workshop

The course involves initial training over two days during which the qualification will be explained in detail.  You will explore how the evidence for your Assessor qualification will be collected and presented.  Following the training you will work independently to gather the evidence required with tutor support and follow-up assessment.

On completion, you will gain the VTCT Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement (AG30202).

This course would be suitable for educators at new or existing VTCT centres who need to become a qualified assessor in order to assess NVQ and/or VRQ qualifications.

Workshop Code Date Venue
  TBC VTCT Offices, Eastleigh, Hampshire


Further details can be found here

The cost per delegate is £550.00.

Internal Verifier (IQA) Training Workshop

This course involves initial training over 2 days during which the IQA qualification needed to become a qualified Internal Verifier will be explained in detail.  You will explore how the evidence for your IQA - Internal Quality Assurance qualification will be collected and presented.  Following the training, you will work independently to gather the evidence required with tutor support and follow up assessment.

Entry Requirements

Experienced and qualified as an assessor for your relevant vocational area and ideally hold D32/33, A1 or the Level 3 Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement.

Course Requirements

You will need to ensure that you have at least a minimum of 2 assessors to assess in order to achieve this qualification.  Your learners will need to be studying towards a regulated qualification.

Workshop number Date Venue
  TBC VTCT Offices, Eastleigh, Hampshire


Further details can be found here

The delegate fee is £550.00 per person.

How to Book

To reserve your place(s) on any of the free events, please e-mail events@vtct.org.uk quoting your chosen workshop number, the names of delegate(s), their contact information and email addresses. 

To book your place(s) on any of our other events, please complete the event booking form located at the top of this page and submit to VTCT. Please include relevant payment details and the unique workshop code.  If booking more than one place, please include email and contact details for all the delegates who will be attending.

If you have problems submitting the event booking form electronically, please email events@vtct.org.uk for further guidance. 

 Alternatively, you can call Sharon Wright on 02380 684513 to make the booking.