There are many benefits of achieving a VQ in your chosen profession, of which the most frequently noted are:
Frequently asked questions:
What VQs do you offer?
VQs are available throughout a wide range of occupations within the engineering construction industry. Please click here for full list of our qualifications.
Do I need to go college or training courses?
The assessment process is carried out in the workplace, so there is no requirement for you to attend college or any training courses.
Do I need to take any tests or exams?
There are no formal tests or exams to be sat as the assessment is a measure of your competence to perform work place activities within your normal work environment.
Do I need to complete the VQ within a specified time?
There are no time restrictions. Using your assessor for guidance, you can plan the assessments to suit both you and your employer’s needs.
On average the total time to complete an assessment is 20 hours depending on the type of work that you are doing and whether it is sufficient to cover the whole qualification.
I have a City & Guilds certification. Does this qualify me for a VQ?
No, the assessment process requires on-site observation of you performing work place activities within your normal work environment. As VQs do not allow exemptions, certification such as City & Guilds cannot be used as evidence of competence but will assist with the underpinning knowledge and understanding elements of the qualification.
What are the costs involved?
As every Approved Centre set their own fee structure, you will need to contact them directly.
How do I find an Approved Centre near me?
Please click here for full list of our Approved Centres.
How do I apply for a replacement VQ certificate?
To apply for a replacement VQ certificate, please use the Contact Us form.
Please note that there is a fee of £30.00 per certificate for this service.
How do I provide feedback?
We are always aiming to improve the quality of our services and welcome feedback to help us to achieve this. If these FAQs above have not answered your query, or you have a complaint, or any suggestions for improvement about any of the services that ECITB provides, then please use the Contact Us form.
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