Internationally-recognised qualifications

All our NVQ courses are accredited by VTCT, which are included on the UK regulatory framework and mapped to the European Qualifications Framework; they are recognised by international employers, governments and professional associations.  Because of this, many people achieve their NVQ qualification with us and then go on to work abroad.

Whilst the level 2 NVQ is sufficient for most people to work as a hairdresser or barber in the UK and abroad, in certain circumstances and for some countries level 3 may be required and we therefore remind prospective students that they should themselves check what qualifications they require to work or open a business in their chosen country.


About VTCVT International

VTCT has over 50 years experience of awarding qualifications both within the UK and Internationally, and they have centres in Asia, Australia, Channel Islands, Cyprus, Denmark, Ghana, Greece, India, Ireland, Italy, Malta, Malaysia, Mauritius, Nairobi, Netherlands, New Zealand, Nigeria, Norway, Romania, Rwanda, Seychelles, Slovenia, South Africa, Spain, St Lucia, Sweden, Turkey, and the
United Arab Emirates.

  • All VTCT qualifications are regulated by OFQUAL, are on the UK register and mapped to the EQF (European Qualifications Framework) and the NQF in Ireland
  • VTCT qualifications have international reciprocity with countries signing up to the Lisbon Recognition Treaty, and there is a mandate in European legislation that these qualifications are enshrined in law for employment and mobility (Article 13 Directive 2005/36/EC)