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Higher Education programme pays off

After spending 4 years as a VLUK student himself, Sam Crane, has recently been offered the opportunity to tutor on our Level 3 programme at Tranmere Rovers which he has gratefully accepted. Sam joined VLUK as a BTEC student in 2015 and following this decided to continue his education through VLUK’s higher education programme, successfully…

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Great praise from Cobbler’s boss

VLUK education partner, Northampton Town FC, have been praising their football and education programme. Keith Curle, Northampton Town’s Manager, is delighted with the club’s player pathway which is supported by VLUK through the education element of the academy. Keith Curle, who became manager at Northampton Town just over a year ago, has given seven of…

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VLUK partner, Dorking Wanderers FC, offers HE courses

VLUK education partner, Dorking Wanderers FC, will be offering a new HNC/HND course from September 2019. Dorking Wanderers have made this decision because they want to greater enhance the learning of students from the BTEC level three course which they currently offer and to give all students the chance to continue to develop their football ability…

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Professional contract for Castleford Tigers, Dom Dyson

VLUK student, Dom Dyson, who studies and plays with Castleford Tigers has been offered a professional contract with the Super League club. Castleford Tigers started its collaboration with VLUK running the Category 3 Development Programme nearly a year ago and already it has produced an amazing success story in the shape of Dom Dyson. The…

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New club Sutton FC offers HE courses

Sutton United FC have recently joined forces with VLUK to be able to offer their students a brand new ‘BSc Sports Coaching’ degree course from September 2019. Bobby Childs, Business Development Manager at Sutton United FC, feels that this big step will benefit both the players and the club. He said “This course helps players…

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Checkpoint Review Winners

VLUK’s recent checkpoint review winners have been chosen as: 1st prize of £50 goes to Jack G at Northampton Town 2nd prize of £30 goes to Alexander H at Castleford 3rd prize of £20 goes to Ronnie M at CP Beckenham VLUK are continually assessing students on academic and sporting performance. Each student who achieves…

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Mount Snowdon Climb for Prostate Cancer UK

Six of VLUK’s Northampton Town students will be climbing Mount Snowdon on Sunday 29th April 2019 in order to raise money for Prostate Cancer UK.  The students thought outside the box when tasked with ‘organising an event’ as part of their BTEC course and have set themselves a huge task on Sunday. Northampton Town Football…

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What’s next?

Students who are looking to move into the next stage of their school career, after GCSEs, will be thinking but ‘What’s next?’. When you’re considering your choice of course, following your GCSEs, it’s important to think about what will the completion of that course enable you to do. The majority of VLUK students progress to…

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VLUK accredited as Living Wage Employer

VLUK are exceptionally proud to announce that we have been accredited as a Living Wage Employer! VLUK’s Living Wage commitment will see everyone who works for them receive a minimum hourly wage of £8.75 in the UK or £10.20 in London. Both rates are significantly higher than the government minimum for over 25s, which currently…

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