Lynda Whitehorn – Apprenticeship Manager for VTCT is very pleased to announce that VTCT has been approved to conduct End Point Assessments for the Hair Professional Apprenticeship Standards for Hairdressing and Barbering.
The newly published revised Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (May 2017) now includes VTCT and can be found via the .Gov website here: https://www.gov.uk/government/publications/using-the-register-of-apprentice-assessment-organisations
From May 2017 the register has started to be incorporated into the apprenticeship service and is aimed at organisations that are interested in the end-point assessment of apprenticeship standards.
Employers are working together to design new Standards and assessment plans for apprenticeships. The Standard describes the skills, knowledge and behaviours that an individual needs to be fully competent in an occupation. The assessment plan sets out how the apprentice will be assessed to demonstrate that they have met the standard.
The sole purpose of the Register of Apprentice Assessment Organisations (The Register) is to provide employers with a list of organisations who have shown that they are capable of delivering independent end-point assessment. Employers can only select organisations to conduct end-point assessment from the Register.
For more information regarding VTCT End Point Assessment please visit: www.vtct.org.uk/apprenticeships/