This is a collaborative statement from End-Point Assessment Organisations within the hairdressing, barbering and beauty therapy services sector.

City & Guilds, VTCT and Training Qualifications UK have been working collaboratively regarding the practical observation of End-Point Assessments. Following guidance of the recent publication from IfATE and the Trailblazer Steering groups, as of 5th November 2020, we will be in Scenario 1. All End-point Assessment Organisations have agreed by consensus that delay for practical observation is the appropriate mitigation during the second COVID-19 national lockdown situation for the Hair Professional and Beauty Professional standards.

Practical observation is a critical part of the End-Point Assessment which ensures that the Apprentice is safe to progress into employment and to provide services to the public. Our joint priority is to ensure that we all continue to follow government guidelines to support public health.

The collaborative statement is fully supported by both the Hair Professional and Beauty Professional Steering Groups. This current position will be continually under review and Training Qualifications UK will keep you all updated with any further developments.

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