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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




The Spring issue of VTCT News is out now.

The latest issue of VTCT News is out now. The Spring 2017 edition is bursting with interesting features from our sectors as well as industry and centre news.

Click here to view VTCT News Spring 2017

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 commissioned a piece of research in order to understand, and help to provide insight into, current and future skills and workforce challenges within the hair and beauty sector.  The aim of this research is to help shape the focus of qualifications development and training provision for individuals and organisations across the sector.


We very much welcome your views and opinions and would be grateful if you could contribute to this important research by completing a short survey which can be accessed via the link below. In completing the survey you will have the opportunity to be entered into a random draw to win a £50 gift voucher. All responses will be treated with strict confidentiality.



Survey link