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Choose VTCT as your EPA partner

VTCT is the lead provider of End-Point Assessment for the Hair & Beauty industry.

With a proven track record of reliable and effective quality assurance practices, we will guide you and your apprentice through every step of the EPA journey. Our services are available for Hairdressing & Barbering, Nail & Beauty Therapies, and Wellbeing & Holistic Therapy.

Find out below how to apply and access the EPA info for each standard.

Check our overview of the 3 stages of the apprenticeship standard
on-programme stage, gateway and end-point assessment.

If you have any questions, please contact epa@vtct.org.uk or customersupport@vtct.org.uk.

Why choose VTCT?

Professional and proven

As a registered EPAO for the Hair Professional and Beauty Professional standards, VTCT has a proven track record of reliable and effective quality assurance practices – externally assured by Ofqual.

In order to meet the needs of the industry, VTCT has established strong relationships with employers and training providers – we regularly engage with them through employer panels, regional network meetings and other events.

We also have a Skills Advisory Board (SAB) comprised of top professionals and employers from the hairdressing and beauty therapy sectors. They provide vision and guidance in the delivery of our services.

Our commitment to you:

  • Timely results
  • Quick turnaround on EPA bookings
  • A dedicated EPA booking team
  • An advisory team of sector specialists
  • Sample knowledge tests (where applicable)
  • Individual apprentice feedback (upon request)
  • 7-day knowledge test resit window
  • Personal account manager for direct contact

What's included in our EPA services?

Toolkit of supporting resources

Our toolkit includes downloadable resources to support you and your apprentices with the EPA processes and requirements. This can be accessed through the epaPRO online platform once your application has been approved.

Surgeries with industry specialists

These are exclusive, bi-monthly, sector-specific surgeries bringing together apprenticeship providers and members of the VTCT group, accompanied by sector specialists. The surgeries offer support in areas of good practice and updates on standards and common trends.
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Online platform (epaPRO) and process guidance

The epaPRO digital platform is used to manage the end-to-end process for end-point assessing. As a training provider, you will be able to manage your apprentices’ details and EPA bookings, with support from our team. You will receive a login once registered with VTCT EPAO.

Hear from our customers

“VTCT have been supportive in guiding Avant Skills Academy, every step of the way through the EPA process, the apprentice has always been at the heart of the process.”

Avant Skills Academy

“We have always found the Apprenticeship Assessors to be polite and professional. The interactions with the students before and during the assessments has been outstanding and very supportive of their individual needs and has been pivotal in ensuring that they are put at ease.”

Edward Hemmings, Alan D Hairdressing

“The experience with VTCT EPA assessors has always been a positive one. They are approachable and always put the apprentices at ease before the start of the exam. They are clear in explaining what they expect to observe on the day and are flexible and understanding of any issues which may arise with either apprentices or clients.

The booking process is straight forward and the confirmation of the request is timely.

The way the EPA is run is much like a day in the salon for many of the apprentices, it introduces them to the life of stylist having to plan their clients and services.”

Oracle Training Consultants

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EPA surgeries with industry specialists