VTCT Events

National Training Event (NTE)

The National Training Event (NTE) has been created to offer an unprecedented variety of practical training seminars for make-up artists, hairdressers and barbers to gain CPD hours. 

The NTE will be held over the weekend of Saturday 20 May – Monday 22 May as part of Beauty UK, Hair UK, Barber UK and Holistic Health trade exhibition at the NEC Birmingham.  This the first event of its kind for the hair and beauty industries!

Programme Details

Saturday 20 May - (6 hours CPD)

VTCT will host ‘The Event’ focusing on Solutions to Employer Engagement for education programme.

Timings:        10.00am – 4.30pm

Sunday 21 May and Monday 22 May – (up to 10 hours CPD over the two days)

VTCT will host an educational area within the Beauty UK, Hair UK, Barber UK and Holistic trade exhibition that will feature four stages offering a variety of training sessions covering:

Further information about what is taking place on each of the stages below can be found here.

Hair Techniques (sponsored by Avlon)

Session Time Session Name
11.00am - 11.45am Hair Classifications and Characteristics
12.00noon - 12.45pm Hair Cut Above Shoulder (hair type 3-4)
1.30pm - 2.15pm Style and Finish Above Shoulder (hair type 3-4)
2.30pm - 3.15pm Hair Cut Below Shoulder (hair type 3-4)
3.30pm - 4.15pm Style and Finish Below Shoulder (hair type 3-4)

Barbering Techniques (sponsored by Chris Foster – Foss Academy)

Session Time Session Name
11.00am - 11.45am The Fundamentals of Male Grooming
12.00noon - 12.45pm Contemporary Hair Cut (hair type 1-2)
1.30pm - 2.15pm Contemporary Hair Cut (hair type 3-4)
2.30pm - 3.15pm Contemporary Beard Design
3.30pm - 4.15pm Contemporary Shaving Services

Make-up Techniques (sponsored by Pierre Rene)

Session Time Session Name
11.00am - 11.45am How to Interpret a Design Brief
12.00noon - 12.45pm Catwalk - London Fashion Week
1.30pm - 2.15pm High Fashion - Miss World
2.30pm - 3.15pm Complete the Look (with special occasion hair)
3.30pm - 4.15pm Continuity during Filming or Photoshoot

Theatrical Media Make-up Techniques (sponsored by VTCT)

Session Time Session Name
11.00am - 11.45am Create Small Prosthetic Pieces
12.00noon - 12.45pm Apply Small Prosthetic Pieces
1.30pm - 2.15pm Miss Gulch Character Make-Up (Wizard of Oz)
2.30pm - 3.15pm Style and Fit a Postiche for Miss Gulch
3.30pm - 4.15pm Complete Miss Gulch Make-Up

Workshop code:  WSNTE01

The cost per person to attend all three days of the NTE is £85.00 which includes:

  • A secured place at the Event (20 May)
  • Entry tickets for both days for Beauty UK, Hair UK, Barber UK exhibitions including the VTCT educational area (21 & 22 May)
  • Choice of practical training seminars in the educational area (21-22 May)
  • VTCT endorsed CPD certificate for all CPD hours completed over the three days

If you would like to reserve your place, please book by completing this form

Regional Network Meetings

These one day network meetings are FREE to attend and will cover the following:


  • VTCT Update
  • Overview of new apprenticeships
  • Technical Level Qualifications at levels 2 and 3 - (Establishing the Standards), including:
    • Qualification requirements
    • Graded Practical Assessments (analytical grading)
    • Graded Synoptic Assessments (holistic grading)
    • External examination requirements


Workshop Code Date Venue
WSFNM01 Tues 4 April Burton & South Derbyshire College, Burton-upon-Trent, DE14 3RL
WSFNM02 Wed 5 April Lowestoft College, Lowestoft, NR32 2NB
WSCNM01 Tues 18 April Yeovil College, Yeovil, BA21 4DR
WSFNM03 Fri 28 April Oaklands College, Welwyn Garden City, AL8 6AH
WSFNM04 Wed 3 May Shrewsbury College, Shrewsbury, SY2 6PR
WSFNM05 Fri 12 May North Lindsey College, Scunthorpe, DN17 1AY

Timings: 10:00am- 3:30pm

To reserve your place(s) on any of the above, please click on the venue link indicated in purple.

Level 2 Certificate in Hairdressing and Beauty Therapy (AM20530)

To support tutors further in the next academic year, we have now introduced a series of free webinars. There are two types available - A General Best Practice Administration Guidance which includes practical support for uploading evidence and using the Linx2 system; and an Assessment Overview Workshop that will be hosted by VTCT Assessment Leads. Attendance is optional although VTCT would encourage a least one member of staff from centres delivering AM20530 to attend.

Dates, times and registration details can be found by clicking here.    

Please contact the Events Team on 02380 684513 if you require any further assistance. 

VTCT Booking Form (PDF)
  VTCT Booking Form (Word)
Future Exhibitions


Scottish Hair & Beauty
Royal Highland Centre, Edinburgh
Sunday 23 April - Monday 24 April 2017

PACE Learning & Development Forum
Hilton Liverpool
Tuesday 2 May - Wednesday 3 May 2017

Elevate  (Physical Activity Trade Event)
ExCeL London
Wednesday 10 May - Thursday 11 May 2017

Beauty UK
NEC Birmingham
Sunday 21 May - Monday 22 May 2017