Cost and Application Process
The VTCT Course Accreditation Service is open to all training providers, who wish to promote their courses as being endorsed by VTCT and recognised for quality.
The approval process will include a detailed review of the training materials, course/lesson plans and all supporting physical and staff resources.
Once the application and full payment has been received, a desk-based review will be conducted by a VTCT Accreditor and this will involve a remote interview with the applicant and any staff involved in course delivery.
At a minimum, the desk-based review will include:
- Photos of the premises, including training rooms & Centre facilities
- Course syllabus
- Course/schemes of work/lesson plan
- Teaching materials
- Equipment list (if applicable)
- Health and safety policy
- Complaints policy
- Training staff CVs and certificate copies
The cost of the VTCT course accreditation service is £2,000 and once approved, VTCT accredited course status remains in place for 2 years. The VTCT accredited certificate of attendance costs £15 per student.
Applying for Accreditation
Please ensure that you have carefully read and understood the VTCT Course Accreditation Terms and Conditions before completing and returning the application forms to VTCT. As an Accredited Course Provider, you must adhere to VTCT’s Course Accreditation Terms and Conditions.
Required documents must be submitted as electronic copies via email only. VTCT no longer stores paper copies of course providers’ documentation and therefore any paperwork submitted as hard copies will incur a return fee of £25 payable by the course provider.
All documents submitted to VTCT will be kept strictly private and confidential and will be held for the duration of the accreditation. Should the accreditation be terminated or withdrawn, all documents will be deleted.
To comply with VTCT standards for Course Accreditation all training providers/employers/organisations must comply with the following guidelines and provide all requested information and documentation pertaining to the accreditation process.
Course providers must:
- Provide copies of their organisational policy and relevant procedures for Health and Safety including specific COVID 19 health and safety measures
- Provide copies of their organisational complaints policy and procedure
- Provide information on who is responsible for:
- course development
- course delivery
- assessment methodologies
- first aid and health and safety
- training facilities and laundry arrangements
- Provide evidence of staff qualifications and CPD information
- Provide copies of any relevant teaching/learning/presentation materials to be used in the course/lessons
- Provide copies of schemes of work/lesson plans and assessment details
- Provide details of the relevant websites, social media accounts and promotional material that will include course advertisements and information about the accredited course