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Annual Report 2022/23

VTCT is committed to inspiring individuals to realise their potential and secure meaningful employment through vocational qualifications and apprenticeships. By advancing education for the public benefit, we empower our learners, providers, and employers to achieve more.

We design qualifications that make a difference and as a charity, we reinvest surpluses into product and service development. 2022-23 has seen us reaffirming our dedication to this by working closely with our stakeholders, developing our offer and remaining steadfast in our commitment to our learners.

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Tyler Gray, Educator and former learner, Hair at the Academy

“The nice thing about VTCT is that they have a qualification that will meet everybody’s needs.”

Highlights of the Year

Welcoming Skills for Logistics

After the successful integration of Skillsfirst into the VTCT group of companies in 2022, last year we acquired Skills for Logistics to bolster our portfolio and extend our reach into the logistics sector.

This increased our range of EPA products with the addition of LGV Drivers, Supply Chain Warehouse Operatives, Supply Chain Practitioner, International Freight Forwarding, and Commercial Procurement and Supply.

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion

We introduced a series of six new CPD videos aimed at empowering stylists to master the foundations of styling and caring for Afro-textured hair types. This video collection was designed to elevate career knowledge and impart the essential skills for working with Afro-textured hair. As part of our ongoing commitment to equip practitioners with the skills needed to thrive in an equitable, diverse, and inclusive society, we have plans to also encompass the beauty industry with bespoke CPD videos.

Grants and Bursaries

Our Grants and Bursaries programme was initially launched in November 2019 and exists to fulfil our charitable purpose. The programme aims to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, helping them fulfil their potential through vocational/technical skills study programmes. This year, grant funding was doubled to £150,000 so we could support 30 centres to enrich their learners’ experience and enable them to do activities they might not normally be able to do without this financial aid.

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The Inaugural VTCT Excellence Awards

On 13th July 2023, we held our first VTCT Excellence Awards ceremony at Milton Keynes College. The event honoured the remarkable talent and inspiring stories behind the highly skilled professionals we interact with every day.

The Excellence Awards exist to reinforce our charitable objective of seeking to advance education for the public benefit and recognise those who do this. As well as this, the Excellence Awards marked 60 years of VTCT, bringing together the VTCT group of companies (iTEC, VTCT, Skillsfirst and Skills for Logistics) in celebration.

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Sandy Silvester, Customer Service Director, Busy Bees Education and Training

“We have a number of apprentices and being able to share their experience with VTCT and support their requirements has been very beneficial to allow them to achieve.”

Product Update

Our approach to product development uses our deep industry connections and insights to build qualifications and products that align against sector needs in real-time.

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In response to the Government proposals to introduce licensing for non-medical cosmetic procedures, we expanded our Level 4 and 5 Beauty products to prepare learners to operate in the industry after this change. This range of higher-level beauty qualifications encompass specialised areas such as Plasma Pen Techniques, Skin Peeling, Radiofrequency, and Microneedling.
We introduced the VTCT Course Endorsement Service after recognising the market need for a bridge between specialised short courses and the long-term commitment required for fully regulated qualifications.
We extended access to our unique online teaching platform, Pivot Point LAB, beyond our centres, making over 200 hours of learning materials available to learners and practitioners. Allowing individuals from across the hair, beauty and barbering industry to sharpen their skills effectively.

Download the complete VTCT 2022/3 Annual Report