Be a partner

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.

Since VLUK launched in 2008, 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 Performing Arts.

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.

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

Please complete the contact form below specifying any specific areas you are interested in and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Alternatively, you can call us on: 01793 701 441 or email

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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

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Our education partners

If you are interested in becoming an education partner please contact us.

Our current education partners are:

YMCA Training


Here are some of our recent testimonials:

Richard Kear, Forest Sports Education

"Our working relationship with VLUK over the last three years has been an enlightening experience. VLUK have enabled our sports programme to grow in many ways. We started with a level 3 programme with a cohort of 6 students and currently have 40 students including a level 2 cohort and various Apprentices.

This has enabled us to provide a pathway for our students and ultimately grow the FSE community. We are proud that we have achieved sustainable growth but not to the detriment of retention rates that are well above national benchmarks.

As part of the VLUK service, the guidance we have received has enabled us to develop programmes that enhance the learning experience for not only our students, but the staff that work closely in our partnership. VLUK are always willing to help and create new ways of improving what is on offer which contributes to enhance the education sector. The professional attitude of their work method is infectious and they are always willing to guide you in the right direction."


Kelvin Thomas, Chairman of Northampton Town Football Club

"Education is a very big part of what we do at Northampton Town FC and we have been working with VLUK for 6 years.  I honestly believe we couldn't find a better education partner. I am very proud to be associated with VLUK and appreciate everything they do to support both the students and our club."


Glenn Thomas, Vice Chairman of Bury Football Club

"Working with VLUK has proved to be a great experience. Not only do we engage positively with the local community via a quality educational provision, but we will be identifying potential future employees especially via the University Programme which has now been added to the established College programme.

There are also the added benefits in utilising our unique facilities to create revenue. I would highly recommend a partnership with VLUK."



"The YMCA have worked in partnership with VLUK for the last 4 years. During this time we have educated over 1600 learners on Level 2 and 3 study programmes for post 16 learners.

The performance and results have always been of a high standard year on year.

Considering the wide spread of provisions, communication between VLUK & YMCA is outstanding, resulting in us working together in a dynamic relationship. Our working relationship is highly effective with all staff at VLUK from coaches to senior management".  


Want to get involved? If you would like to find out more, we would be delighted to hear from you to discuss our exciting range of Post-16 courses in more.

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