Chief Executive

Alan Woods OBE

Having joined VTCT in January 2016 as CEO, Alan’s vision for technical and vocational education, including apprenticeships, is accurately reflected in all that VTCT, iTEC and Digital Assess sets out to achieve.

Alongside providing learners with a direct line of sight to a job with end-to end industry recognised qualifications and assessments suitable for the world stage, Alan’s vision is focused on delivering new qualifications and assessments, which give learners more skills, leading to better pay.

Prior to joining VTCT, Alan ran his own company consulting on apprenticeships and learning, and previously, leading a major Sector Skills Council as CEO.

Alan has a first degree from the Open University, an MBA from Henley Business School, and has undertaken organisational development learning with Ashridge Business School. He was appointed OBE in 2004 for services to sustainable development.

In his spare time Alan is a keen rugby referee, and is a Governor of Walsall FE College.