VTCT is the specialist awarding body for the hairdressing and beauty sector and the first non-unitary awarding body accredited to offer the Principal Learning for the new Diploma in Hair and Beauty Studies. Our full qualification package covers complementary therapies, sports and active leisure and business skills.
VTCT is a Government approved Awarding Body offering National Vocational Qualifications (NVQs), Scottish Vocational Qualifications (SVQs) and other vocationally related qualifications (VRQs). VTCT has been in existence for over forty years and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom.
With a head office in Eastleigh, Hampshire, the company employs around forty staff and has a field force of over fifty external verifiers working on a contract basis.
VTCT is involved in many of the new initiatives being introduced into the education system, including the embedding of key skills, the move to functional skills and towards e-assessment. At the same time we are keeping abreast of developments in the Framework for Achievement and the introduction of the 14-19 Diplomas.
VTCT will continue to strengthen its presence in the vocational qualifications market in the United Kingdom, where qualifications from VTCT are offered at over 500 colleges of further education and private training centres. Further expansion into overseas markets is one of VTCT's next goals.
We award world class qualifications that recognise world class skills
As an educational charity providing services to learners and centres, our core values are:
1. Exceptional customer service: through a professional informed manner.
2. Continuous improvement: embracing modern technologies and self-assessment process to optimise efficiency and effectiveness.
3. Responsiveness: by the incorporation of future developments in a flexible way.
4. Value for money: in all our products and services.
5. Partnership: working closely with major stakeholders.
To be recognised as the leading awarding body in the UK for the quality of our service.
1. Maintain and protect our position as a major awarding body.
2. Increase our market share significantly.
3. Strengthen and extend our support activities.
4. Sustain a significant level of charitable giving activities.