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Grants and Bursaries

The VTCT Grants and Bursaries Programme 2022/23

Our own funding programme to support learners between the ages of 16-30 who are undertaking a VTCT qualification.

Applications are now closed.

Congratulations to the recipients! We look forward to sharing updates on the impact of the programme in due course.

About the programme

The Programme is intended to:

Assist and support individuals and ensure they are able to attend further education within a General FE College or Private Training Provider.

Assist those who are particularly disadvantaged.
(Examples may include but are not limited to: care leavers or care-experienced young people; those who have caring responsibilities; those living on a family income of less than £28,000; young people with disabilities and those with special educational needs.)

Eligibility and deadline

Please note this is open to VTCT, iTEC and Skillsfirst centres in the UK only. Applications are now closed.
VTCT, iTEC and Skillsfirst logos

Also available this year:

Find out about our new VTCT Excellence Awards launched this year on the occasion of VTCT’s 60th anniversary this year.
Please note you can also enter for the awards separately.

2022/23 Recipients

Academy Hair and Beauty Training School

Bedfordshire Beauty Training Academy

Cardiff & Vale College

Central Bedfordshire College

Chelmsford College

Community Training Portal Ltd

Debut Training Academy Limited

Dundee and Angus College

Educate2trade Ltd

Fife College

GHQ Training

Gower College Swansea

Innovative Alliance

Learning Curve Group Hair and beauty academies

Leeds City College


Mac-Ed Training Ltd

Michaeljohn Training School

Newbury College

Peter Symonds College

Preston College

Ray Cochrane Beauty School

Suffolk New College

The Holistic Academy

The White Rose School of Beauty and Complementary Therapies Limited

Truro and Penwith College

UK Beauty Schools Ltd

West London Beauty Academy

West London College

ZISHI Cornerstone Ltd

Bursary recipients 2021

White Rose Beauty Colleges

What could a grant or bursary be used for?

The overall aim is to transform the lives of the most disadvantaged young people, helping them to fulfil their potential through vocational/technical skills study programmes. We want to ensure that every young person has the same opportunities to participate and benefit from a place in further education, skills and training.

Grants and Bursaries can benefit a college or training provider in many ways. From providing uniforms or required kit for trainee chefs or beauty therapists, to assisting students through a hardship fund or helping people back into work after a career change or family break.

A college could offer transport costs for those in rural areas who might not otherwise be able to afford to attend, or the money could be used for enrichment in the form of useful visits to industry shows.

It may also be used to help with the cost of diagnostic assessments for SEN such as dyslexia.