Articles from VTCT


VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust), market-leading specialist awarding organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications, has announced today the appointment of three new members to its board of trustees.

Charity VTCT looking for new trustees from the the hair and beauty, complimentary therapy and sports sectors

VTCT invites applications for three new Trustee roles

VTCT Expands Senior Leadership Team in Preparation for New Phase of Growth

Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), one of the UK’s largest technical and vocational training providers, has made two significant appointments to its senior leadership team.

Protecting quality apprenticeship provision for all

Last month’s announcement that the Education and Skills Funding Agency is cutting apprenticeship provision funding allocations for non-levy paying employers was unsurprisingly met with widespread dismay within the industry. Many worried about redundancies caused by inevitable provider closures, whilst others raised the risk posed to the Government target of 3 million new apprenticeship starts by 2020. But what about the risk posed to employers - 98% of whom do not pay the Apprenticeship Levy - and more importantly, to apprentices themselves? The introduction of these funding cuts will undoubtedly affect the quality of the UK’s apprenticeship provision. It’s one thing having an aspirational target figure, but quite another if said apprenticeships are of sub-standard quality.

Beauty students to compete for WorldSkills glory at Barnfield College

Barnfield College in Luton will host the national final of the WorldSkills UK beauty and related therapies national competition this Saturday.

VTCT pairs up with Edexcel to offer new Hair and Beauty Diploma

VTCT, the not-for-profit awarding body, has announced a partnership with Edexcel to add its expertise in the Hair and Beauty sector.

Dame Louise Ellman MP visits The City of Liverpool College

Dame Louise Ellman MP visited The City of Liverpool College’s Duke Street Centre to meet Alan Woods OBE, Chief Executive of the Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), Elaine Bowker, Principal at the College, and the team that deliver VTCT’s technical qualifications and apprenticeships to learners in Riverside.

SQA Results that Translate into the World of Work

UCAS figures show 29,830 students from Scotland have had their university applications confirmed today as exam results go out across the country. This is a four per cent increase in acceptances despite an overall fall in the population of 18-year olds.

Driving the technological revolution of apprenticeships

Leading end-point assessment organisation, Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), has announced a key delivery partnership with Smart Apprentices to provide learners, training providers and employers a market-leading end-point assessment experience.

VTCT Welcomes IFA U-turn on ‘off the job’ regulated qualifications

The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) welcomes the latest announcement from the Institute for Apprenticeships (IFA) on their decision allowing regulated qualifications to be included within ‘off the job’ delivery as part of the updated apprenticeship standards.

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