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Become a VTCT Training Provider

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:

clipboard tick papers icon 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.

group of three people iconOur 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.

Our brands

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.

How much does it cost to be an approved centre?

Applications are charged in accordance with VTCT’s published Price books.

After approval, centres will pay for learner registrations and other products or services from VTCT.

VTCT Pricing Table

*Non-UK fees available upon request

To view our qualification prices, please look at our Price Book.

Frequently asked questions and key documents

You can find some of the most common questions new training providers have on our FAQs page. This should help you decide if becoming a centre is right for your business.

The Approval Visit Criteria document will ensure that you know the resource requirements that we expect you to have available to become a centre.

Approval Visit Criteria (pdf)

The Centre Qualifications Requirements outlines the types of evidence that an EQA will be expecting to review as part of the centre approval review.

VTCT Centre Qualifications Requirements (pdf)

Centre Agreement (pdf)
2023-24 Pricebook (pdf)

Start the conversation about becoming a VTCT training provider

Our VTCT Centre Qualifications Requirements document highlights the resource requirements we require you to have before becoming a registered VTCT training provider.

Please ensure you have also read and understand the VTCT Centre Agreement. This Agreement sets out the terms and conditions subject to which VTCT issues approvals to approved centres.