VTCT launches Grants & Bursaries Programme

By Sophie Nutt | 14 December 2019 | Movers & Shakers, News

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The Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT) has launched the Grants and Bursaries Programme to support disadvantaged learners through their studies.

The focus is to assist and support learners aged 16-25 years taking an iTEC or VTCT qualification, with particular emphasis given to help those that may be disadvantaged and would not otherwise have had the means to study.

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

“We are thrilled to have the means and opportunity to provide greater access to technical and vocational education for learners across the country,” says Alan Woods OBE, chief executive of VTCT. “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.”

VTCT celebrated the launch of the Grants and Bursaries Programme at Eastleigh College last month.