VTCT launches bursary programme for disadvantaged beauty learners

VTCT has launched a grants and bursary programme to help disadvantaged learners between 16–25 years of age through their beauty studies.

The awarding body’s Grants and Bursaries Programme 2019 is helping those who would otherwise not have the means take an iTEC or VTCT beauty qualification. 

Recipients will include young people with disabilities or with special educational needs, care leavers or cared for young people, those who have caring responsibilities for other members of their family and those living on a family annual income of less than £28,000.

15 FE colleges and private training providers in the UK have received the funding:

We are thrilled to have the means and opportunity to provide greater access to technical and vocational education for learners across the country. As a charity, we are always keen to deliver our charitable purpose of ensuring the advancement of education for public benefit and this new programme does exactly that,” said Alan Woods, chief executive of VTCT.

“The organisations receiving this bursary have ambitious educational and business development goals that include learners who have specific financial needs. These learners are looking to improve their career aspirations through our qualifications and the excellent teaching delivered by the educational institutions themselves.”

VTCT (Vocational Training Charitable Trust) is a specialist awarding organisation offering vocational and technical qualifications in a range of service sectors, and has more than 1,500 approved centres globally.

Meanwhile, a mental wellbeing qualification for the beauty industry is launching soon.