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We have been experiencing a high volume of queries regarding the funding status of VTCT qualifications on the LARA, in particular those funded for 19+ adults in 2013/2014.
The Skills Funding Agency (SFA) now publish a Simplified Funding Rates Catalogue. This spreadsheet lists all the provision the SFA has approved for public funding in 2013/14 and the funding rates. The catalogue will be updated on a regular basis. This catalogue must be used, since the SFA has decided that new information will no longer be added to the LARA. The LARA will be replaced by the Learning Aims Reference Service (LARS) in August 2013.


As indicated in the recent VTCT bulletin (59) which is available to view on the home page of our website, we are planning to introduce charges for our record of assessment books from 1 February 2014. In order to help keep you informed and to outline how the system will operate, we have put together a Frequently Asked Questions document, which is available on the Centre Publications page via the centres tab in the top menu.

If you have any further questions, please contact VTCT Customer Support via +44 (0) 23 8068 4500 or customerservice@vtct.org.uk.



VTCT has teamed up with partner organisations; The British Barbers’ Association (BBA), National Hairdressers’ Federation (NHF), The Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and The Hairdressing Council to bring an exciting opportunity to our
centres offering the following qualifications from March 2014 onwards:

• VTCT Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF)
• VTCT Level 3 Award in First Aid at Work (QCF)

We will advertise your courses free of charge in the VTCT First Aid Prospectus to the 30,000 members of the professional associations listed above. It’s not too late to get involved – if you would like to start delivering our first aid qualifications and be included in the prospectus visit the qualifications section of
www.vtct.org.uk and type ‘first aid’ in the key word section of the qualification finder.

How does it work?
• You will need to complete and submit the VTCT First Aid Prospectus Information Form
• We will then put your information into the VTCT First Aid Prospectus which will be circulated to the 30,000 members of our partner associations
• The members will then contact the centres directly to book a place on the course at a discounted rate by presenting the discount voucher included in the prospectus

If you would like to be involved in this fantastic opportunity please email rosielewis@vtct.org.uk to request your VTCT First Aid Prospectus Information Form and submit by 31 January 2014.

VTCT has launched a brand new learning resource for students studying for, or qualified in, VTCT Level 2 Award in Emergency First Aid at Work (QCF). The A5 handbook costs just £6 and complies with the syllabus of the qualification. If you would like to purchase a copy contact our customer service team on +44 (0) 23 80 684500 or customerservice@vtct.org.uk. Discounts will be offered when 20 or more books are purchased.