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VTCT launches a bespoke programme of support for Wales

To support curriculum delivery in Wales for 2022, VTCT has launched an extensive programme of activity. This initiative reinforces our commitment to advancing learner outcomes within the Welsh education market.

Collaborating with education leaders in Wales, we have dedicated a tailored stream of support for Welsh curriculum planning, including a Welsh conference and a dedicated partnership planning manager for Wales.

The conference will be held at the end of the year, bringing together training providers, industry experts and guest speakers to discuss and promote the future of Welsh education.

To support this programme, VTCT has also partnered with Cardiff and Vale College Head of Department for Hair, Beauty, Hospitality and Catering, Rachel Bartlett. She has become VTCT’s first Strategic Advisor for Wales.

Speaking of the importance of enhancing learner outcomes and her journey to joining VTCT , Rachel Bartlett said,

I started my journey into Further Education and Training over 26 years ago, studying NVQs in Beauty and Complementary Therapy with VTCT at Barry College, which is now part of Cardiff and Vale College.

Working within Further Education has seen me providing dynamic, consistent and motivational leadership with a hands-on approach. I strive to create an inclusive and inspirational culture that motivates and influences others to achieve success, with a clear mandate to increase the curriculum opportunities and improve outcomes for all learners.

As we enter a fast-changing world, the opportunity to learn has never been more important. For me, ensuring that all learners have the same opportunity to undertake their desired pathway is essential but more so is ensuring that the qualifications delivered are ‘fit for purpose’ and allows employment opportunities and future careers into a vibrant, rewarding and successful service sector industry.”

Alan Woods, Chief Executive of VTCT, said,

Since its inception, fostering exceptional outcomes for all learners has been at the heart of what VTCT does. This is why we are dedicated to supporting the future of qualification delivery in Wales.

We are utilising a collaborative approach to understand the needs of this market and create tailored curriculum delivery that meets and exceeds the needs of learners and training providers in Wales.

We have planned an exciting stream of activity, inviting our education partners to work with us, as well as introducing new staff and our new strategic advisor, Rachel Bartlett, to ensure long-term, targeted support for our Welsh centres.

Further details regarding the VTCT Welsh Conference 2022 will be announced shortly.