Schools and Colleges

We pride ourselves on our high quality, credible partnerships within local communities.

We have a number of existing solid and sustainable partnerships with academies, colleges, universities and training providers nationwide, enabling us to provide learners with an interesting, fully immersive, industry based learning experience whatever the programme of study.

These strong partnerships enable 360 degree learner focused delivery of our highly sort after programmes across a range of sectors. We always have an appetite to develop new programmes from within existing and new areas of education.

Become a VLUK partner

Since VLUK launched in 2007, we have grown at modest speed, allowing for focus on the quality of each of our programmes. Our philosophy is to ensure the foundations of any partnership is secure before growing our provision. The number of young people choosing our programmes of study each year continues to increase at an impressive rate for the right reasons.  

As a result we continue to develop further partnerships with academies, multi academy trusts, sports colleges and professional sport clubs.

We deliver a range of level 2 and 3 study programmes in subject areas such as Sport, Business and Health and Social Care.

From within Work Based Learning, we provide apprenticeships in Supporting Teaching and Learning in Physical Education, Sports Development and Customer Services.

We also deliver Higher National Diplomas and Foundation Degree programmes.

All of our programmes provide exit routes into either university, work in relevant industry sectors or professional sport.

VLUK’s senior education professionals carry out management, quality assurance and safeguarding visits at each site to ensure high quality standards across all delivery sites.

For even more information - view our most up to date Executive Summary Click here 2016.11 Executive Summary

We are now seeking new partners throughout the UK that share our philosophy on the learner experience, quality and growth.

Please complete the enquiry form below to start the process of developing an exciting and rewarding partnership with VLUK.

Pathways to Partnership

There are nine steps to a partnership with VLUK. Start the ball rolling by contacting us today.

  1. Contact VLUK

  2. VLUK visit for exploratory discussion

  3. Provide VLUK with details of procurement process for working in partnership. 

  4. VLUK complete Preliminary Partnership Questionnaire, and submit any required Due Diligence Paperwork, following the School/College procurement protocol.

  5. Agree and sign Service Level Agreement - before September Delivery, including numbers, fees, and work breakdown structure.

  6. Site visits - Visit some of our delivery sites to get a flavour of what we do.

  7. Finance/Audit/Compliance - SCR, learner records systems, etc

  8. Enrolment and start up processes, to include admin and attendance - Meetings to ensure all systems of the two organisations are aligned.

  9. Education planning - SoW, PoS, Target setting processes

The Oxford Academy have worked in partnership with VLUK for the last 5 years. During this time we have educated over 1000 learners on level 2 and 3 study programmes for post 16 learners. The performance and results have always been of a high standard, with the provision rated as "Good" by OFSTED in our most recent inspection

Follow the link to view TOA's 2016 OFSTED Report the-oxford-academy-10022776-final-report

The teachers, middle and senior management of VLUK staff are outstanding. We have had some real success stories for the learners, both academically and performance in their chosen sports.

VLUK add a very real value to us at The Oxford Academy and we would strongly recommend any school or sports club to work with them on this innovative learner experience.

Niall McWilliams - Principal, The Oxford Academy


Bradford Academy have worked in partnership with VLUK for the last year. During that time BA has committed to developing the relationship with VLUK that will see over 1500 learners educated through the partnership over the next 5 years. In establishing the partnership, BA is now able to work in the sports industry with high profile clubs and businesses improving outcomes for learners and the school community.

On all the monitoring visits that we undertake it is clear that the performance, attendance, teaching and results are always of a high standard and the teachers, middle and senior management of VLUK staff are outstanding. They have helped us deliver the programme to a large number of students very quickly and the due diligence tests we undertook showed the provision to be excellent and more importantly VLUK have demonstrated flexibility and the willingness to adapt to BA systems and processes to ensure we get the best value.

Within a year, BA have added excellence to us as a community school and have provided outstanding links to industry for learners in their chosen field of study. We would strongly recommend any school or sports club to work with them on this innovative learner experience.

Gareth Dawkins - Executive Principal, Bradford Academy

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