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What we do

The full suite of market-leading qualifications that we develop, covers Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport, Active Health & Fitness, Hospitality & Catering, Business & Retail, and Learning & Development.

About VTCT

We’re a specialist awarding organisation

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) is a specialist awarding and assessment organisation; this means we develop world-class vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors. Our qualifications are delivered via over 2,000 approved centres globally with an ever expanding list of centres throughout the UK and Ireland, with increasing international presence.

Our history

Awarding since 1962

More than 2,000 approved training providers and centres work with VTCT, and the ever-expanding list extends across the UK, Ireland, and internationally. VTCT aims to advance education, research and the public dissemination of knowledge, helping to introduce new initiatives into the education system.

As part of its learner-focused strategy, VTCT acquired internationally recognised examination board iTEC in 2016 adding to its specialist worldwide offering. The acquisition of education technology specialists Digital Assess, added further value for training providers with technology that can digitally capture and assess learners online, amongst other innovations.

Meet the Management Team

Alan Woods OBE

Chief Executive

Ashley Barnes

Deputy Chief Executive Officer

Carina Fagan

Chief Academic Officer

Daniel Underwood

Chief Financial Officer

Pete Kelly

Chief Technical Officer

Marcus Bull

Chief Commercial Officer

Charlotte Skinner

Head of Marketing

Janet Field

Janet Field

Head of Finance

Kelly Huntington

Kelly Huntington

Head of UK Sales

Mike King

Mike King

Strategy and Projects Manager

Runa McNamara

International Commercial Director

Pam Praine

Head of Human Resources

Gary Mitchell

Quality and Processing Manager

Laura Wilson

Qualifications Manager

Lucy Strand

Assessment Manager

Professor Chris Laws

Chair of the Trustees

Julian Glicher

Vice Chair of Trustees

Isabel Sutcliffe


Stephanie Barnett


Stephen Dennison


Jenny Sworder


Barbara Mitchell


Laraine Morris


Board of Trustees

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