VTCT, Vocational Training Charitable Trust, is a Government-approved awarding organisation which has awarded world class qualifications since 1962 and has been at the forefront of developing the vocational system of qualifications in the United Kingdom ever since. Our full qualification package includes Hairdressing & Barbering, Beauty Therapy, Complementary Therapy, Sport, Active Health & Fitness, Hospitality, Business & Retail and Learning & Development.

With more than 800 approved centres, VTCT has an ever expanding list of centres throughout the UK, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Cyprus, Kenya, India and South Africa. VTCT is a charitable organisation and its main activity as an awarding body is also its first charitable objective; to develop and provide high quality education and qualifications for the service industries.

With a head office in Eastleigh, Hampshire, and VTCT employs around 40 staff and has a field force of over 70 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 general education skills and online-assessment.

Core Values

Our core values will be demonstrated in all we do:

  • 1. Exceptional customer service
  • 2. Adding value
  • 3. Continuous improvement
  • 4. Responsive partnership
  • 5. Creative innovation
  • 6. Ethical behaviour
  • 7. Charitable activity Vision To be the awarding organisation of choice for the sectors we serve.