About us


VQ Assessment Services was established by Alan Plumb in 2012. Alan has considerable experience in the field of vocational qualifications having, for a number of years been an External Verifier and Chief Verifier for the Justice and Security sectors for one of the leading Awarding Organisations in the UK.

All of our staff are highly experienced learning & Development professionals and a number have worked with VQAS since its establishment. VQAS was initially set up as a limited company but is now fully and independently owned by Alan.

Useful links: www.sfjawards.com


We are committed to the following principles:

  • Openness and transparency in every aspect of our work
  • To uphold the principles of Equality and Diversity in all the work we do
  • In delivering qualifications we strive to do so in an efficient and effective way whilst holding the learning experience of Learners as central

VQAS consultants work as individuals and as part of the VQAS team to uphold these principles.

If you are a qualified Assessor/IQA who is committed to Learning & Development and would like to join the VQAS Team then please contact us.

The following are just examples of the very positive comments which appeared in a report prepared by an SFJ Awards External Quality Assurer following a visit in November 2016:

“VQAS offers a thoroughly flexible response to Employers seeking the development and certification of their staff members. Assessors are well versed in learning expectations and are able to guide and motivate learners through their development journey.” 

“The dedication and commitment of Assessors is abundantly clear …… (and) … Learners enthusiastically and gratefully expressed satisfaction and a sense of achievement in respect of their learning journey and the support provided by Assessors.”

VQAS fully supports the work, values and ethics of the Probation Institute and is proud to be an Endorsed Learning Provider of the Institute.

Probation Institute