About Us

About Us

Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Established in 2008, VLUK provides a range of services to the education sector, from CPD and teacher training, through to full time education programmes for young people.

We are an approved government provider, educating over 1500 young people aged 16-24 each academic year at Levels 2-5.

As part of the Virtual Alliance Group, we have an impressive track record of creating, developing and delivering education projects to the sector. Our Senior team is made up of education professionals and consultants with vast experience of leadership in all aspects of delivering outstanding education programmes.

Principal’s Welcome

Making a decision over which path to take next in your learning journey, can be a confusing one. We want to help you make an informed decision and a decision you will stand by for the entirety of your chosen course.

We are proud to educate just over 1500 students, who are in quest of Further & Higher education in partnership with reputable industry partners, with a similar outlook to our own.

We are committed to working closely with our partners to ensure the learner journey is informative, supportive and progressive for all. We want to ensure our students are exposed to knowledgeable, experienced and helpful staff, so that learning outcomes are realistically aligned to each individual.

We review our provision regularly with the main objective of improving the experiences of our staff, partners and students. By doing so we strive to develop unique learning environments in the heart of industry, where students feel motivated to succeed and where aspirations are raised.

We passionately believe in and expect a hard-work ethic with a commitment from staff and students to continually develop. Our aim is that students will be better prepared for the working world, even if their next steps taken are into higher education or further training. We are also dedicated to up-skill our staff so they are able to take on new challenges and have a positive impact of their delivery.

On behalf of VLUK I encourage you to find out more about what we have on offer and look forward to welcoming those who are serious about their future.

Views & Values

By analysing the views and behaviours of VLUK Directors and Senior Leadership Team, we attribute our success and continued development as education providers around these core themes:

  • Professionalism
  • Leadership
  • Innovation
  • Motivation

All staff are monitored around these core themes, so that the student experience is continually enhanced. We aim to display these behaviours in a variety of ways so that our students can also learn from them.

Equality & Diversity

At VLUK we wish to create and maintain a trusting, secure and happy environment where everyone can work as equals.

All members of the VLUK community have responsibilities to promote equality of opportunity, experience and treatment and, to challenge stereotypes.

Our community consists of a diverse range of people – employees, visitors, students and parents. We need to celebrate our differences, by understanding them and enjoying the diversity this brings.

View the VLUK Equality and Diversity Policy


As we work with young adults, we all have a responsibility towards the safety and well being of each student who attends our programmes. We expect that our staff take responsibility to:

  • report ANY concerns of radicalisation, extremism and abuse;
  • DO NOT make decisions or assumptions themselves about whether a case is or is not radicalisation, extremism or abuse.

The designated safeguarding person for VLUK is currently Vice Principal Neil Ouldridge to whom suspicions are reported. All staff (teaching and support) are expected to be aware of the possibility of abuse and neglect and the need to maintain vigilance at all times.

View the VLUK Safeguarding Policy

View the VLUK Preventing Radicalisation and Extremism Policy

All VLUK staff are DBS checked prior to employment. We also hold regular staff training to ensure that all teachers, coaches and site leaders are aware of their responsibilities.

The following codes of conduct are used with staff and students to ensure that all parties understand the role they can take in keeping themselves and others safe.

VLUK Coaches Code of Conduct

VLUK Parents Code of Conduct

VLUK Players Code of Conduct

VLUK Sports Programme Code of Conduct

VLUK Team Officials Code of Conduct

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