About Us

VTCT, Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a Government-approved awarding organisation which has awarded world class qualifications since 1962 and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom ever since. Our full qualification package includes Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport, Active Health & Fitness, Hospitality, Business & Retail and Learning & Development.

With more than 800 approved centres, VTCT has an ever expanding list of centres throughout the UK and Ireland, with increasing international presence. VTCT is a charitable organisation and its objectives are for the advancement of education, research and public dissemination of knowledge  

With a head office in Eastleigh, Hampshire, VTCT employs around 60 staff and has a field force of over 70 external quality assurers working.

VTCT is involved in many of the new initiatives being introduced into the education system, including the embedding of general education skills and online-assessment.

Strategic Intent  

To grow our core business and diversify into new markets through innovation, acquisition and partnership.

Core Values

Our core values will be demonstrated in all we do:

1.    Innovative - forward-thinking and aiming to stay one step ahead

2.    Responsive - listening to and acting upon feedback

3.    Transparent - open and honest with both our colleagues and customers

4.    Supportive - always approachable, sympathetic and ethical


Benefit desired for VTCT Learners  

Employability - a direct line of sight to a job and improved career prospects.

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  Resource Endorsement Policy
  Acronyms Used in VTCT