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What we do

Our full qualification package includes Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport, Active Health & Fitness, Hospitality, Business & Retail and Learning & Development.

About VTCT

We’re a specialist awarding organisation

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is a specialist awarding organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors. With more than 800 approved centres, VTCT has an ever expanding list of centres throughout the UK and Ireland, with increasing international presence.

Our history

Awarding since 1962

VTCT is a charitable organisation and its objectives are for the advancement of education, research and public dissemination of knowledge. VTCT is involved in many of the new initiatives being introduced into the education system, including the embedding of general education skills and online-assessment.

Meet the team

Alan Woods OBE

Chief Executive

Ashley Barnes

Chief Academic Officer

Daniel Underwood

Chief Financial Officer

Pete Kelly

Chief Technical Officer

Marcus Bull

Chief Commercial Officer

Professor Chris Laws

Chair of the Trustees

Julian Glicher


Isabel Sutcliffe


Stephanie Barnett


Stephen Dennison


Tony Lau-Walker CBE


Jenny Sworder


Barbara Mitchell


Laraine Morris


Meet the board

Latest News and Events

British Barber of the Year back for 2018

Myth busting: Are apprenticeships right for you?

Myth busting: Are apprenticeships right for you?

End Point Assessment (EPA) – how to prepare yourself, the employer and the apprentice

VTCT & iTEC launch new look certificates

VTCT & iTEC launch new look certificates

Latest News

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