Welcome to Virtual College

With over one million online learners, Virtual College is one of the leading providers of e-learning in the UK.

Founded in 1995, Virtual College works with some of the largest companies and public sector organisations in the UK, as well as providing e-learning to tens of thousands of individual learners.

Based in Ilkley, West Yorkshire, we employ over 100 people.

What is e-learning?
Quite simply, e-learning is electronic learning, and typically this means using a computer to deliver part, or all of a course whether it’s in a school, part of your mandatory business training or a full distance learning course.

There are several benefits to e-learning whether you choose to use it on its own, or to enhance your existing in house training. We’ve listed a few below, but for more information on how your business can save time and money, please call us today.

It’s cost effective and saves time
By reducing the time taken away from the office, removing travel costs and doing away with printed materials, online learning helps you to save money and increase workplace productivity.

Learning 24/7, anywhere
Many face to face courses only operate within normal office hours. By allowing staff to complete the course when and where they like you can make sure disruptions to your busy working schedule are minimised.

It makes tracking of course progress easy
Our Learning Management System (LMS) makes it easy to track and monitor progress for your staff and learners.

This can be essential where proof of mandatory training is required.
It’s discreet
Not everybody feels comfortable learning in a large group, especially if they find something hard to understand that co-workers have no problem with. E-learning allows each individual to tackle the subject at their own pace, with interactive tasks being set in place to ensure a thorough understanding throughout each module.

But a computer can’t do everything can it!
We understand that online learning is often appropriate as pat of a blended solutions and that in some cases (such as 17th Edition (BS7671:2008) EAL and City & Guilds 2382-10 electricians course) it is vital that people are tested under strict exam conditions.

Please contact us to find out more:


Take a Look

Downloadable Documents
VC Course Directory
An overview of all the online courses offered by Virtual College
Find out more about our holistic Learning Management System (LMS)