Currently the Government announcement about the cancellation of summer examinations applies to A Levels and GCSEs only which are General Qualifications. VTCT’s Technical Award, Technical Certificates, Technical Levels and Applied Generals are vocational qualifications. The examinations and submission windows planned for the Easter 2020 and Summer 2020 assessment series will go ahead as planned. However, VTCT recognises the logistical challenges centres face should schools and colleges close or suffer other disruptions. Therefore, VTCT wishes to ensure that learners are able to access these examinations in all circumstances, in order to complete their qualifications in 2020.
VTCT has published a programme of additional contingency/optional assessment series windows (monthly windows June-December 2020), provided extensions to deadlines for scheduling learners, and removed restrictions regarding specific examination papers allowed in an assessment series. The additional assessment series, which will be available throughout the year, will give the flexibility that is needed in these uncertain times. Centres are now able to schedule learners in the e-testing system for these contingency assessment series. All of the assessment series are open and we have been flexible with the deadlines to schedule learners. The default delivery method of these examinations will be online only. This is necessary so VTCT is able to issue results within the turnaround period published.
The Contingency Key Dates Document is available to access here and on our qualification pages. In addition, the synoptic assessment briefs and assignment briefs that VTCT published for 2019-2020 will remain valid for all assessments up until the 31 December 2020