Welcome to Virtual College Apprenticeships
Virtual College Apprenticeships is the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funded apprenticeships and training division of Virtual College, providing assistance to businesses across the North of England.
How we can help
We have a wealth of experience in providing apprenticeships and training across number of key business areas.
We can work closely with you to identify your organisation’s training needs to find the most appropriate and cost effective solution. This could include the recruitment of apprentices into your organisation, or the up-skilling of your current workforce.
Our face-to face-training provision is enhanced with innovative learning solutions developed by us here at Virtual College. We are an expert in online training with over three million registered learners.
About our solution
We provide a quality, free apprentice recruitment service - sourcing committed, reliable and local candidates, in conjunction with our recruitment partners.
We will support your apprentices throughout their qualification, from induction to assessment. Our highly qualified, committed team of assessors provide one-to-one support, within the workplace, resulting in minimal disruption to your business. We can tailor courses to meet your individual business needs.
Our programmes are funded by the Education & Skills Funding Agency, and we work closely with employers to match apprentice candidates with real vacancies, and tailor our programmes to match employer requirements.
Technology Driven Apprenticeships
We understand the value of technology-driven apprenticeships and recognise that many organisations need to improve their apprenticeship delivery models to bring them in line with their learner requirements and wider L&D strategy.
We use technology to delivery 80% of our apprenticeships to maintain high-quality delivery through tools such as online live classrooms to deliver meaningful results and impacts.
These practices meet off-the-job training requirements and will help to bring your apprenticeship delivery model into the digital age.
Our Vision and Mission
Our vision is to be the provider of choice for employers and learners and to ensure that our teaching and learning results in the best possible outcomes. Our mission is to provide high quality, flexible training which meets the needs of learners and employers through innovation, delivered by a highly competent and committed team.
European Social Fund
The European Social Fund (ESF) is a structural fund from the European Union. It improves the skills of the workforce and helps people who have difficulties finding work. This project is part-financed by the European Social Fund.
Virtual College has worked and continues to work in partnership with sub-contractors in order to plan and increase the range of delivery and opportunities and to increase engagement and support for learning. A copy of our sub-contracting policy is available to download below.
Featured apprenticeship – Digital Marketer Standard Level 3
The primary role of a digital marketer is to define, design, build and implement digital campaigns across a variety of online and social media platforms to drive customer acquisition, customer engagement and customer retention.
This qualification is a mix of employer led training, workshop training and self-study.