Becoming a VTCT-approved centre is a smooth and straightforward process
VTCT are 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. We proudly offer a broad range of qualifications under three brands, VTCT, iTEC, and Skillsfirst.
We currently support over 3,000 training locations and welcome 100,000 learners and apprentices every year.
For over 60 years, VTCT has been empowering and equipping providers to deliver our industry-recognised qualifications to the next generation of professionals.
There are many benefits to becoming a VTCT Centre, such as:
VTCT secures an enviable pass rate for learners, ensuring a commendable reputation for our training providers. With VTCT, a larger number of learners successfully pass their courses and transition into prosperous employment, elevating your appeal among potential learners.
Our dedicated, experienced staff support you throughout your experience as a VTCT Approved Centre.
We regularly host workshops and webinars to keep our centres informed and supported, offering our centres a space to ask questions that are important to them.
We carry out ongoing consultations with industry and education experts to ensure our qualifications continue to be industry relevant. We work with leading figures in a range of industries such as the National Hair and Beauty Federation (NHBF), Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) and the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).
We work closely with statutory and voluntary regulators, trade bodies, and professional associations, including Ofqual, IfATE, and the DfE.
We have developed a library of resources for our centres which can support teaching, assessment and learning.
Each of our brands brings unique experience and expertise in a variety of different sectors.
VTCT hosts an exceptional choice of industry-recognised qualifications and assessment systems in Hair, Barbering, Beauty & Aesthetics and Hospitality. VTCT is recognised by the world’s leading brands and salon chains.
iTEC boasts globally-recognised qualifications and assessment systems in health, beauty, sport, fitness and complementary therapies. ITEC operates in 49 countries, with a dedicated international team to support centres.
Skillsfirst offers a range of qualifications with expertise in early years, business, health & social care, and Functional Skills.