About VTCT

About VTCT

VTCT is the UK’s market-leading specialist vocational and technical Awarding Organisation (AO) and End-Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO) for the personal services and well-being sector, with a number of qualifications in sports therapy, fitness, and learning and development.

Our qualifications offer learners direct line of sight to a job and an accessible route to economic empowerment.

About the VTCT group

VTCT group is one of the UK’s market-leading vocational and technical awarding organisation.

Our qualifications are delivered under three brands: VTCT, iTEC and Skillsfirst, covering over 3,000 training locations worldwide with 100,000 learners and apprentices every year.

Logos - VTCT, iTEC and Skillsfirst (on blue background)

VTCT is now approved to offer End Point Assessment in qualifications for Skills for Logistics. You can find out more about Skills for Logistics here.

VTCT

… is the popular, industry-recognised range of qualifications and assessment systems in Hair, Barbering, Beauty & Aesthetics and hospitality. Recognised by the world’s leading brands and salon chains, VTCT offers exceptional choice from its catalogue of over 600 qualifications. Using continuous assessment, VTCT secures an enviable 85% achievement rate.

iTEC

… is the globally-recognised range of qualifications and assessment systems in health, beauty, sport fitness and complementary therapies. Highly valued by the world’s leading hotels, spas, cruises etc, being qualified by iTEC is your passport to an international career.

Skillsfirst

… offers a range of qualifications with expertise in early years, business, health & social care, and functional skills. Working in partnership with employers to design bespoke qualifications, Skillsfirst ensures external quality assurance and regulation standards are met, plus access to public funding wherever possible.

Skills For Logistics

… enjoys a 25% market share in logistics apprenticeship assessments working with the largest training providers and employers in the country. Skills for Logistics operates in growing sectors with a wide range of apprenticeships including LGV Drivers, Supply Chain Warehouse Operatives, Supply Chain Practitioner, International Freight Forwarding as well as Commercial Procurement and Supply.

Our Leadership

Corporate Leadership Team

Alan Woods

Alan Woods OBE

Chief Executive

Ashley Barnes

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Carina Fagan

Chief Academic Officer

Martin Della

Chief Financial Officer

Collette Lux

Collette Lux

Chief Marketing Officer

Fraser Ingham

Fraser Ingham

Chief Business Development Officer

Board of Trustees

Jenny Sworder

Jenny Sworder

Chair of the Trustees

Andrew Mondon

Trustee

Dan Carlin Trustee

Dan Carlin

Trustee

Debbie Houghton

Trustee

Jayne Lewis-Orr

Trustee

John Winkley

Trustee

Katy Quinn

Trustee

Lee Mandley

Trustee

Stephanie Richardson

Trustee

Lysa Schwartz

Lysa Schwartz

Trustee

Skills Advisory Board

Angela Bartlett

Angela Bartlett

Skills Advisory Board Member

Cos Sakkas

Cos Sakkas

Skills Advisory Board Member

Dan Rix

Dan Rix

Skills Advisory Board Member

Jayne Lewis-Orr

Trustee

Mark Hayes

Skills Advisory Board Member

Mark Woolley

Mark Woolley

Skills Advisory Board Member

Mary Pugsley

Mary Pugsley, MBE

Skills Advisory Board Member

Monica Teodoro

Skills Advisory Board Member

Sara Shoemark

Sara Shoemark

Skills Advisory Board Member

Ben Dellicompagni

Skills Advisory Board Member

Craig Davies

Skills Advisory Board Member

Robert Eaton

Skills Advisory Board Member

Tom Chapman

Skills Advisory Board Member

Craig Chapman

Skills Advisory Board Member

Tina Rook

Skills Advisory Board Member

Keith Conniford

Skills Advisory Board Member

Martin Crean

Martin Crean

Skills Advisory Board Member

Fiona Fowley

Skills Advisory Board Member

Charlotte Mensah

Skills Advisory Board Member

Debbie Thomas

Skills Advisory Board Member

Gareth Vance

Skills Advisory Board Member

Centre Contacts

Tamsyn Hammond

Head of UK Sales (South)

Carole Lindsay

Key Account Manager – iTEC

Catherine Kidman

Key Account Manager

Claire Pye

Head of UK Sales (North)

Kate Smith

Key Account Manager

Jody Jones

Apprenticeship Business Development Manager

Mark Rayment

Business Development Manager (Barbering)

Nicola Steinbach

Business Development Manager (Hairdressing)

Sophie Metcalfe

Key Account Manager – North

Danny Commander

Key Account Manager

Our Partners