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2019 Awards

Shortlisted | Training Journal Awards 2019

Virtual College are proud to be shortlisted for the 2019 Training Journal Awards under the category of Best Commercial Programme for, Building a Global Safety Culture change programme to deliver commercial success. Winners will be announced on December 3rd at an awards ceremony in London. Find out more about the awards here


Finalists | EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards 2019

Virtual College were extremely pleased to be chosen as finalists at the EdTechXGlobal All Stars Awards 2019, within the Scale Up category. The awards honoured the fastest growing and most innovative businesses across the worldwide EdTech industry, determined by a global panel of judges, evaluating various factors including revenue growth, scale, innovation and market impact.

The Scale Up category included education and training companies who have shown the most revenue growth momentum over the last 3 years. Amongst 250 applicants, Virtual College were chosen as part of 20 finalists.

edtech x finalist

Winner | Ilkley Business Awards 2019

We're proud to have been awarded Long Standing Business of the Year and Winners of Winners 2019 at this year's Ilkley Business Awards 2019.

The Long Standing Business of the Year award recognised successful businesses operating within Ilkley for over 10 years. The Winners of Winners award honoured businesses who have a national reputation, make a significant contribution to Ilkley and have a high level of employment in the area. 

Top 100 | Fastest Growing Technology Companies

Virtual College are delighted to be included in the shortlist of the region's top 100 fastest growing technology companies. Once a year the Northern Tech Awards shines a light on the leading technology businesses headquartered in the North of England and Scotland. 


Northern Tech Awards Shortlist

2018 Awards

Silver | Best Advance in Learning Management Technology for Small and Medium-Sized Businesses

Bronze | Best Advance in Content Management Technology 

Virtual College won two prestigious awards at the Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology Awards.

The entries were evaluated by an international panel of independent industry experts, Brandon Hall Group senior analysts and our executive leadership team.

The awards recognise organisations that have successfully deployed programs, strategies, modalities, processes, systems, and tools that have achieved measurable results.

Finalist | Amazon Growing Business Awards 2018

We are proud to announce we have been selected as finalists for the Amazon Growing Business Awards 2018 for the B2B Business of the Year category! This is an amazing achievement for Virtual College and we are looking forward to 15 October for final judging, followed by an awards ceremony in November. We will keep you informed of updates, so watch this space! For more information click here


High Value eLearning Content Development Companies For 2018

We're proud to be listed in eLearning Industry's Top 10 High Value eLearning Content Development Companies For 2018. eLearning Industry hace scoured the eLearning landscape for several months to find "inventive companies that deliver true value to their customers."

Shortlisted | The Yorkshire Insider Growth 100 Awards 2018

We are proud to be in the Yorkshire Insider Growth 100 Awards 2018! Each year Insider publishes a list of the top 100 fastest growing companies with head offices in the Yorkshire region. The Growth 100 list is compiled using average percentage gain in turnover for the past five years. Companies must have experienced positive growth in the most recent year and had turnover of more than £1m in their first year. Virtual College is honoured to have made the list and is looking forward to the awards celebration on 19 October.  

insider growth awards

Shortlisted | The Sunday Times Tech Track Ones to Watch

Virtual College has been shortlisted as one of The Sunday Times Tech Track Ones to Watch. The Tech Track 100 league table ranks Britain’s 100 private tech companies with the fastest-growing sales over their latest three years. Read our press release to find out more.

Tech Track OTW

Silver | Rising Star of the Year - Hayley Khan

Bronze | Learning Professional of the Year - John Hinchliffe

Virtual College had another successful night at the LPI’s Learning Awards with both Hayley Khan and John Hinchliffe picking up awards.

Devised by the Learning & Performance Institute, and recognised as the L&D sector’s premier awards ceremony, this was the 22nd annual Learning Awards. It was live streamed around the world and attended by 400 industry guests and finalists.

Hayley and John at the Learning Awards 2018

Northern Tech Awards - Tech4Good Trophy

This award recognises companies that use their technology and business model to bring about positive changes in society. Virtual College was commended for delivering mass online training programme aimed at improving outcomes in the health and social care sectors.

Northern Tech Awards 2018

2017 Awards

Gold | the Best Training Partnership with the Home Office at the Training Journal Awards

Alison Humphreys, the Home Office FGM Policy Lead at the time of the submission, said: “Virtual College’s passion for the project and their understanding of the sensitivity of the subject, together with their experience of developing products for our target audience, meant that the end product was innovative and tailored to the needs of the learners.”

Sarah Baker, Hayley Khan and Alison Humphries receiving the gold award

Gold | For excellence in the design of learning content in the public and non-profit sector for ‘Recognising and Preventing FGM’ a course developed in partnership with the Home Office

The judges said ”a huge amount of thought and planning had gone into the design of this content to make it engaging and relevant for the audience and to address the topic sensitively for the audience. The engagement and reaction of learners was particularly positive and the project was well managed to involve a wide range of stakeholders.”

Rod Knox award

Silver | Learning technologies company of the year – UK

The judges said “They clearly do a good job and their clients like them, excellent presentation, right on brief placed them right in the frame.”

Rod Knox award

Silver | Learning and Performance Institute’s Provider of the Year

Virtual College won silver in the ‘Learning Provider of the Year’ category at Learning and Performance Institute’s 2017 Learning Awards. Including the highest achieving individuals and organisations from the world of learning and development, we were humbled to win such a prestigious award.

Learning Provider of the year 2017 Silver Award

2016 awards

Gold | Learning Technologies supplier of the year

Explaining why they chose Virtual College as the winners, the judging panel stated that: “For two decades, Virtual College has been developing and supplying collaborative, customer-focused e-learning technology for organisations world-wide. The dedication of the team combined with an agile way of working, has further improved the level and quality of service for customers, as well as the end results in their organisations.”

Rod Knox award

Virtual College identified in London Stock Exchange’s ‘1000 Companies to Inspire Britain’

Virtual College has been identified as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain. The report is a celebration of the UK’s fastest-growing and most dynamic small and medium sized businesses.

Rod Knox award

2015 awards

Gold | E-learning development company of the year

We were honoured to win gold in this highly competitive category. We focused our application around the work we did with the NHS, PACE (Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation), and Housing Ombudsman Service. The recognition of this work, combined with how we catalogue our methods and products, meant that we were able to proudly take home the Gold award.

The judges commented that: "Virtual College captured our imagination from the outset. Their agile methodology has delivered significant results in customer satisfaction.”

Commenting on the success at the awards, Rod Knox said: “It is hugely rewarding to receive independent recognition of our contribution to the e-learning sector.”

E-learning development company of the year award

Silver | Rod Knox: Learning Technologies outstanding contribution

Our CEO Rod Knox is a pioneer in the e-learning field. His dedication to progress has shaped the online learning landscape, and his technical understanding and innovation has opened the industry to new markets. Rod’s outstanding contribution to e-learning was noted, and he was awarded the Silver in this category.

Rod Knox award

Bronze | Excellence in the production of learning content in the not for profit sector

Virtual College worked with the Home Office to develop the first e-learning course on the sensitive issue of female genital mutilation (FGM). There had previously not been a cohesive approach to identifying and preventing the practice, which affects an estimated 140 million worldwide.

Recognising and Preventing FGM front course screen

Bronze | E-learning Age outstanding learning organisation

Since the early days of Virtual College, we have been recognised as a best practice example of e- learning development and delivery. We have worked with thousands of organisations including the NHS, Safeguarding Children boards, Coca Cola, The Ambulance Service, Selfridges and Harvey Nichols. Our long-standing position as leaders in the industry earned us the Bronze award in this prestigious category.

Rod Knox award

EdTech Europe – finalist


E-learning Awards: Best e-learning project (not for profit) – shortlisted


EdTech Europe – finalist


E-learning Awards: Best e-learning project (not for profit) – shortlisted


Nursing Times Awards – runner up


National Training Awards – regional finalist


Medilink: Y & H partnership with the NHS award – winner


National Training Awards – runner up


Medilink: Y & H partnership with the NHS award – winner


NHS Informatics Accolade Awards – finalist


National Training Awards – highly commended


Scottish Qualifications Authority – gold award


Department of Trade and Industry: Multimedia demonstrator programme awards – shortlisted

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Gold and silver award winners at the Learning Technologies Awards 2017 - including gold for excellence in the design of learning content.


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