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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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Hard work rewarded

Jan 23, 2020

In recognition of the hard work, efforts and achievements of students during the winter term, VLUK has recently held a prize draw in recognition of our students. During the first week of the January term all students who attended their classes were entered into the draw and the following students were randomly selected and have…

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Dorking Wanderer’s student proves hard work pays off

Jan 20, 2020

Dorking Wanderers academy student, George Membrillera, is proving that hard work really does pay off. George joined Dorking Wanderers after leaving Coventry City FC for personal reasons and has gone on to be a great success both on and off the pitch. George is a model student who has great attendance and works hard across…

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JB Sports Coaching making waves in Horncastle

Jan 14, 2020

New VLUK education partner, JB Sports Coaching, has been making waves in it’s home location of Horncastle. Ollie Johnson and Steve Brown, directors of the club, launched their new venture this academic year with its first cohort of 12 students enrolled on their BTEC Level Three Extended Diploma in Sport. After first hand experience of…

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Higher Education programme pays off

Nov 11, 2019

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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