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FA Trophy comes to Harrogate Town

May 27, 2021

VLUK are exceptionally proud of our students at Harrogate Town on bringing home the FA Trophy. The competition had been carried over from the 2019/20 season which had been postponed for a year due to COVID-19. On Monday 3rd May Harrogate Town made their way to Wembley to take on Concord Rangers in the Buildbase…

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VLUK always putting safeguarding on top of the agenda

May 21, 2021

As an exceptional education provider, VLUK’s top priority is the safeguarding of all the learners. Therefore, VLUK have recently brought on board another Designated Safeguard Lead in the shape of Jenny Butcher. Jenny is very qualified in safeguarding and has joined the team at VLUK to further enhance the provision offered. Here Jenny explains her…

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The College of Rugby demonstrates determination and team spirit

May 21, 2021

Last week The College of Rugby (TCOR) played their first fixture against a very well respected side that is part of the Sale Sharks Academy set up. Following a difficult year, the side showed determination and amazing team spirit to tackle their very well respected opponents. TCOR stepped foot against Myerscough College for their first…

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Drop goal legend inspiring VLUK’s students

May 4, 2021

What a lesson for our Castleford students last week! VLUK tutor, Jordan Wimpenny was teaching his class about the skeletal system and considering the different types of joints in the body, how they move and how they allow us to perform various movements. In order to demonstrate this theory to the class, Jordan used sporting…

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VLUK’s New Head of Teaching & Learning

Mar 23, 2021

VLUK are excited about recently employing Andy Dalgleish as the new ‘Head of Teaching & Learning’. Andy has been tasked with ensuring outstanding consistency of the teaching and learning provided across all sites. Andy’s role will see him provide leadership and support to the academic team. By taking a reflective approach to current practice, Andy…

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Lockdown marathon help

Feb 12, 2021

VLUK students at our Oxford based education partner, Velocity Football, took on the challenge of completing a marathon each in order to raise invaluable funds to support local families in lockdown. Thirteen students along with their coaches and the general manager, took on the challenge by running 26.2 miles remotely using Strava. All of the…

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Ben Parker chats to Harrogate Town students

Feb 5, 2021

During these uncertain times it can be hard to keep ourselves motivated but thanks to our amazing education partners, we feel that VLUK students are consistently inspired and motivated. An example of this is our partners, Harrogate Town, who organised for Ben Parker, ex-professional footballer, to sacrifice some of his time to talk to our…

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Michail Antonio proves to be role model for Tooting & Mitcham academy players

Oct 23, 2020

Two of our academy players from Tooting & Mitcham were recently featured on Sky Sports talking about their role models in the football industry. At a time where the Black Lives Matter has been highlighted in the media, this video shows how black footballers are now proving to be role models to a range of…

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Tutor of the Year 2020

Jul 20, 2020

Throughout this academic year, at VLUK, we have had to change the usual way of teaching and supporting our learners. Throughout this time, all of our tutors have been exceptional in the way they have been able to adapt their teaching to ensure our students have been able to continue with their studies and ultimately…

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HE Student of the Year 2020

Jul 17, 2020

All of our students have been amazing during this difficult academic year. VLUK are exceptionally proud of how our tutors and our learners have worked together in a positive way to ensure all learners could fulfil their educational goals. One learner in particular has been identified as our ‘HE Student of the Year’ – Connor…

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