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Welcome to YP Training at Virtual College

YP Training is the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) funded apprenticeships and training division of Virtual College, providing assistance to businesses across the North of England.

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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 our parent company, Virtual College, an expert in online training with over two million registered learners.

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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.

Our Vision and Mission

Our vision is to be the provider of choice for employers and learners across our markets and to ensure that our teaching and learning results in the best possible outcomes for learners, employers and employees.

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.

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Looking for an apprenticeship?

An Apprenticeship is an excellent way of becoming qualified while gaining experience.

We currently offer the following apprenticeship in digital marketing: Digital marketer standard level 3 – city and guilds.

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.

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Sub-contracting policy

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.

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