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Andrew Barton Education

Andrew Barton is a true industry super-star, and we love that he values education. His programme ABLE (Andrew Barton Education) helps students to prepare for real life working roles. Aspiring hair professionals can access high-quality education and training for support as they start their careers.  

Andrew Barton Education receives significant endorsement

Now, we hear ABLE has received a significant endorsement from Vocational Training Charitable Trust (VTCT), a pivotal moment for the company. This will help ABLE continue to deliver high-quality education. As you know, education and training are so important, especially in a creative and practical industry like hairdressing. 

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How does ABLE work? 

Lecturers use ABLE to enhance the learning curriculum for students. The ABLE programme fits perfectly in line with the advanced and creative hair professional apprentice standards. ABLE is ideal for budding stylists and a great way for colleges to encourage young people to nurture future careers.

About Vocational Training Charitable Trust 

VTCT is a globally recognised awarding and end-point organisation specialising in providing high-quality vocational qualifications across a range of sectors including hairdressing. Its endorsement of ABLE serves as a testament to the institution’s exceptional standards of education and training, as well as its dedication to preparing students for successful careers in the hairdressing industry. 

The prestigious endorsement from VTCT puts emphasis the high standard of education that ABLE students receive. VTCT’s recognition of ABLE’s commitment to excellence in education reinforces the institution’s standing as a top choice for aspiring hair professionals looking to launch successful careers. 

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Andrew Barton says:

Andrew Barton, founder of ABLE, says: “This endorsement by VTCT is a proud moment for all of us at ABLE. It reflects our ongoing commitment to delivering industry-leading education and training to our students. We are thrilled to be recognized by VTCT, and we look forward to continuing to raise the bar in the hairdressing education sector.” 

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Nicola Steinbach

Nicola Steinbach, business development manager for hairdressing, VTCT says: “We are delighted to endorse Andrew Barton’s ABLE programme, recognising the immense potential it has to inspire learners to progress in the sector. As a leader in vocational education, we are committed to supporting initiatives that empower individuals to unlock their full potential, and ABLE is a shining example of that commitment.” 

Want to learn more about what Andrew Barton is up to? Click here to learn about Project Eileen, a charity initiative which is running right now!  

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