Operation start date
30 November 2016
The Vehicle Technician Accredited Assessment (VTAA) recognises the equivalent of Level 3 knowledge and skills for technicians who do not hold a formal qualification.
The accreditation enables motor vehicle technicians who have worked in their roles for four or more years to prove their capabilities at Level 3.
The VTAA is a requirement for technicians without a Level 3 qualification who wish to progress to the Level 2 Awards in MOT Testing and DVSA Certificate of Competence to begin conducting MOT tests under the new DVSA requirements.
Adaption to Delivery/Assessments under the Extended Extraordinary Regulatory Framework (‘EERF’):
Centres may apply for adaptions on a case by case basis, by completing a variation to assessment request form. All assessment criteria must be completed in full. Special Considerations cannot be used on a whole-cohort basis in lieu of adaptions. Practical tasks cannot be replaced with theoretical activities, therefore Centres are advised to ‘front-load’ practical assessments where this is possible.
Previously approved adaptions in this sector include:
- Witness testimonies coupled with professional discussion and learner accounts, based on tasks undertaken earlier in the course.
- Common tasks cross referenced from evidenced produced for other units.