Businesses urged to join consumer protection scheme
Businesses are now being urged to join one of the UK’s most robust and trusted consumer codes of practice schemes, vetted by the Chartered Trading Standards Institute. The Consumer Codes Approval Scheme (CCAS) have made a public pledge to go above and beyond consumer law.
Celebrating ten years of working with the social housing sector
To mark this 10 year milestone of supporting and working with a number of housing associations, Virtual College are delighted to present awards to those who have played a significant role in learning within the social housing sector.
Here are the most important things you need to know about the government’s Apprenticeship Levy
Earlier this year, the government announced that from April 6th 2017, companies with a payroll over a certain threshold will have to contribute to the levy, whilst those under the limit will see changes to the funding for apprenticeship training. This Apprenticeship Levy scheme will have an impact on businesses throughout the UK.
Jessica in testing 10k trial to support British Heart Foundation
Virtual College's own Jessica Crow has completed a gruelling 10K distance run to raise funds for the British Heart Foundation
Why we should focus on leadership development?
Those who are positioned as leaders within a business or organisation have a very important role to play. Are leadership programmes effective or should businesses be focusing more on other development training?
Naomi checks out new Virtual College website
Drawn at random, our lucky competition winner, Naomi Brown, gave her valuable customer feedback for Virtual College’s brand new website.
Statutory definition of child sexual exploitation gets updated
In order to reflect the changes made to the statutory definition of child sexual exploitation, the Department for Education has altered its ‘Working Together’ child safeguarding guidance so that all information is cohesive and in-line with the new definition.
Virtual College triumphs at Ilkley Business Awards
Virtual College was proud to be independently voted ‘Large Business of the Year’ at the Ilkley Business Awards 2017.
Government invests in tech to address UK skills gap
Learning and Development professionals from across the UK are welcoming a new government strategy to place importance on skills and training specifically in science, technology, engineering and mathematics.