VTCT Make Senior Appointments to it’s Leadership Team

by akesha / last updated July 12, 2018

VTCT leadership team

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

Ashley Barnes has been promoted to the post of Deputy CEO and Carina Fagan takes on Ashley’s previous role as Chief Academic Officer.

The changes come at a time of growth for the awarding body, as VTCT expands its portfolio of more than 1,900 education centres and consolidates its current market share of 63% within the UK hair and beauty sector.

Ashley joined the organisation ten years ago, and his expertise in awarding regulations and the changing nature of the vocational training landscape, will be critical in building the organisation’s profile ahead of the rollout of the Government’s T-Levels. He said of his new role: “This is an exciting time to be taking on the role of Deputy CEO at VTCT as we launch new and more advanced qualifications and expand our global outreach.”

“We want to continue to be the go to organisation for employers and training providers and the lead provider of hair and beauty education across the UK and globally, providing a best-in-class, end-to-end qualification solution for all occupations in the sector.”

Alan Woods OBE, CEO of VTCT said: “VTCT is very proud to recognise the achievements and commitments which Ashley and Carina have demonstrated in recent years, and I know that in their new roles they will continue to build on the good work done so far. Furthermore, as the Government takes forward its vocational and technical education reforms, it is imperative that the hair, beauty, barbering, hospitality and wellness industries have a voice on the national and international stage, and Ashley and Carina’s work will very much be a part of that mission.”

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