Free online courses & e-learning training

Virtual College has produced a range of free online training courses in subjects such as Safeguarding Children, Health and Well-Being and Careers Advice. Here is a selection of some of the most popular free online elearning courses we offer. We're proud to offer free courses online with certificates which you can download and print for your records. Our free e-learning courses and free training courses are available to start straight away and you can learn anytime, anywhere.



Female Genital Mutilation

137,000 women in England and Wales are estimated to be living with the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation, that's why we have created this free course with the Home Office.

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Awareness of Forced Marriage

This free course aims to raise awareness of forced marriage for those who have safeguarding responsibilities.

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Keep Them Safe: Protecting Children from CSE

This short online course equips parents and carers with the knowledge to protect children against sexual exploitation.

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Level 1 Child Criminal Exploitation and County Lines

The free online training course is aimed and parents, carers and professionals who work alongside children and young people.

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Understanding Young Minds

We have created this free online course with Self Harm UK to help parents talk about the issue of self-harm with their children.

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Learning from Serious Case Reviews Levels 1 to 4

This course has been built for those who come into contact with children to understand how to respond to neglect, abuse and extra-familiar harm.

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Understanding Animal Welfare in Violent Homes

This course is for frontline staff to help them understand the link between family abuse and animal abuse.

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Personal and Professional Development

Healthcare and Health & Safety


Are you Prepared to Save a Life?

Our Prepared to Save a Life course takes less than an hour, just five short 10 minute sections and you might be able to save someone's life!

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Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes

This free course has been created to give professionals a basic understanding of type 1 diabetes.

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Get Moving, Get Healthy

This free course covers the health benefits of physical activity, how much you should be doing and much more.

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Business Compliance

An Introduction to GDPR

On 25 May 2018 the Data Protection Act 1998 was replaced by a new piece of legislation called the EU General Data Protection Regulation (better known as the GDPR). This free overview explains the changes that you need to be aware of as a business owner.


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