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Forest School Qualification Learners in Wales

We have some important information regarding your Forest School qualification.
 
ITC First has made the decision to cease to be an Awarding Body under Qualifications Wales for operational and business purposes. ITC First are currently working with Qualifications Wales to ensure that the process happens as smoothly as possible, without disadvantaging any current learners or Centres.  ITC First will continue to be a regulated Ofqual Awarding Organisation and SQA Accreditted Awarding Body.
 
ITC First will therefore continue to support all qualifications under Ofqual's conditions of recognition ensuring that you receive your qualification certificate upon successful completion of your qualification.  There will be no change to the qualification content, assessment, quality assurance or levels of support from your training provider or ITC First in relation to the qualification you're registered on.   Indeed, the only noticeable change to qualifications will be the absence of the Qualifications Wales logo on the certificate issued by ITC First.
 
The qualification will continue to be accepted by employers, Forest School Association (FSA) and other institutions as it is currently.
 
If, however you believe this will adversely affect you as a learner please contact ITC First before 4pm 30 April 2019, stating how you will be affected.  Please contact mark@itcfirst.org.uk or call the ITC Office on 01429 867171.
 
If you have any other queries regarding your qualification or portfolio please contact your training provider in the first instance.  We wish you all of the best for the remainder of the time completing your Forest School portfolio!