Get a taste of our online training
Virtual College has produced a range of free e-learning 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 courses we offer.
Female Genital Mutilation
A recent study revealed that 137,000 women in England and Wales are estimated to be living with the consequences of Female Genital Mutilation (FGM). To address this issue, the Home Office and Virtual College have launched this free online FGM training.START YOUR FREE COURSE
Keep Them Safe: Protecting Children from CSE
Parents Against Child Sexual Exploitation (Pace) and Virtual College teamed up to provide this short online course designed to equip parents and carers with the knowledge to protect children against sexual exploitation.START YOUR FREE COURSE
Understanding Young Minds
We have worked in partnership with SelfharmUK to create a free online course to help parents talk about the issue of self-harm with their children. Spotting the signs can be difficult, and approaching the subject can be uncomfortable. This course aims to provide a basic awareness of the subject to help you approach your children with confidence.START YOUR FREE COURSE
Awareness of Forced Marriage
This free safeguarding course aims to raise awareness of forced marriage and help professionals who have a responsibility to safeguard vulnerable children, young people and adults. It explores the warning signs of forced marriage and the right actions to take to help protect potential victims.START YOUR FREE COURSE
Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes
Virtual College has worked with JDRF to create a free course to give professionals a basic understanding of type 1 diabetes. Using a school as the setting, the free course follows a number of students with the autoimmune condition through their daily lives.START YOUR FREE COURSE
Get Moving, Get Healthy
Regular participation in physical activities can make you happier and reduce your risk of diseases like diabetes. This free course covers the health benefits of physical activity, how much you should be doing, the importance of diet and how you can incorporate exercise into your lifestyle.START YOUR FREE COURSE
Career VOOCs are short courses that introduce students and job seekers to potential careers. They bring together expertise from employers, industry bodies and training providers. A typical Career VOOC introduces an industry sector, explains what can be expected from working in the field and gives the next steps to getting a job role.Find out more
Popular paid courses
Level 2 Food Safety and Hygiene for Catering Course
This Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene course allows every catering business, regardless of size, to provide all staff with first class training at a fraction of the cost and disruption of classroom based training.
Fire Safety Course
Employers are legally required to provide information, instruction and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace. This online fire safety course helps you to meet this obligation by providing your staff with the knowledge and understanding required to act safely in the event of a fire in the workplace.
First Aid Course: The Primary Survey
This First Aid training course has been created by Virtual College, in partnership with First Response Training. The course will teach learners to follow the Resuscitation Council (UK) Guidelines for basic to advanced life support training and provide knowledge of how to act in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance.