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FE Student of the Year 2020

Jul 16, 2020

VLUK are exceptionally proud of how all of our students have performed during this difficult year.  With the support of our amazing tutors our learners have all been able to continue to work towards their aspirations. One learner in particular has been identified as our ‘FE Student of the Year’ – Dylan Martin who is…

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Time To Reflect

Jul 6, 2020

It’s been 15 weeks since the UK was plunged into lockdown and everyone’s world was changed in an instant. At VLUK, we had already put plans in place as to how we would work with our education sites and partners to continue to provide the best education to all our 1,500 students. Now over 3…

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VLUK, once again, accredited to the Matrix Standard

Jun 25, 2020

Virtual Learning UK, approved government education provider, has been accredited to the matrix Standard, demonstrating the high quality education they provide to students 16+.   Virtual Learning UK (VLUK) was founded 10 years ago by two former senior teachers who believed in the importance of further and higher education study options for young people. From there…

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Lockdown Living – Stagedoor Learning Account

Jun 24, 2020

Jenny Cameron at VLUK’s partner, Stagedoor Learning, gives her account of what lockdown life meant for her and our students. We went fully online on Monday 23rd March, so there was no gap for our students – they just went directly from face to face on Friday 20th to zoom on Monday 23rd. During lockdown,…

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Lockdown Life

Jun 22, 2020

23rd March 2020 was possibly the strangest day our generation has ever seen. It saw the introduction of lockdown life in the UK. One day everyone was going about their normal daily business and the next they were instructed to stay at home for the foreseeable future. For VLUK learners this lockdown meant that their…

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New deal with Dorking Wanderers

Jun 4, 2020

VLUK and Dorking Wanderers have today announced an extension to the education partnership until 2023. The Dorking Wanderers Football Academy (DWFA) only began in 2017 and now has over 80 students for the beginning of the 2020/21 academic year. The students initially study for two years on a Level 3 National Extended Diploma in Sports…

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Tooting & Mitcham react to ‘virtual learning’

Jun 4, 2020

Tutor, Kelly reflects on the past few weeks of virtual learning with her students at Tooting & Mitcham On Monday 23rd March as I set up my laptop for my first ever Zoom lesson with the First Year group at Tooting & Mitcham, I felt a sense of pure panic. ‘How will the boys deal…

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Ex-student, Cameron achieving success at Kingstonian & East Grinstead

Apr 27, 2020

Cameron Reardon, who studied at Crystal Palace Foundation with VLUK, has now featured with semi pro clubs Kingstonian & East Grinstead this season after achieving a triple Distinction in his BTEC.  Following completion of his BTEC, Cameron, went on to study a degree in Sport and Exercise Science at the University of East London. He is also…

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F2 Academy to stage London Marathon

Apr 22, 2020

F2 Academy will be staging their own version of the London Marathon on Sunday 26th April to raise money for the NSPCC, the leading children’s charity fighting to end child abuse in the UK. F2’s scholars are going to run a marathon in a relay format, each person running 1 mile of the 26 miles needed…

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Checkpoint Review Winners

Mar 4, 2020

All VLUK tutors assess their students in terms of academic and sporting performance to ensure they are supporting our students to be the best that they can be. Each term, those students who are continually achieving outstanding progress are entered into a prize draw and this term the winners are: 1st prize of £50 goes…

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