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  • As part of our commitment to the continual development of our employees, we worked closely with Virtual Learning Academy to develop and deliver a bespoke Commercial Awareness training programme.  Virtual Learning Academy ensured that the course was developed around our company specific requirements and their assistance in delivering the training ensured an informative and interactive experience for all those who attended.

    Donny Macfarlane, Sureclean

  • As a follow on from our 2014 ‘Raising the bar’ initiative, we required a very specific supervisory leadership course tailored to our company requirements. Due to their expert knowledge and understanding, the Virtual learning academy were able to quickly interpret our requirements and produce a course within the agreed time frame, that in itself was ‘Raising the bar’

    John Watson, Global Operations Director, CRC Evans

  • From the very start, I found Michelle and Catherine very helpful and they soon put me at my ease.

    I found the learning material very easy to follow and well structured. Overall, I was very impressed with the professionalism shown by the VLA team and it was down to them as much as me, that I was able to complete the diploma in early September. 

    Gerry Kinsella, Finance Manager, Middletown Centre for Autism

  • I chose to undertake a CMI Diploma in Leadership and Management for a number of reasons… was relevant to my job, it gave me new skills and ways of working as well as being a great addition to my CV and will hopefully help me progress in the future.  The whole process and learning experience was ideal for me, I enjoyed the occasional class learning as well as the one to one sessions with the trainer, followed up by completing the essays on my own using evidence that I have gathered from my everyday job. 

    Lara Bowern, HIE

  • Excellent course, well presented and very easy learning. (CMI Award in Project Management).


    Mark Armstrong, MAV Ventures

  • Excellent presenter, well worth the money. (CMI Award in Project Management).


    Kendra Ballantyne, Project Manager

  • The Virtual Learning Academy is a hub of training excellence. The staff are willing to go that extra mile with their students, they makes it their business to ensure you are comfortable with your course material and answer any and all questions you may have. Would train with this company time and time again and recommend them to anyone.

    Tina McCaffrey, The Therapy Rooms

  • ‘thank you for delivering the course with patience, understanding and encouragement, I only wish all of the courses I have attended previously were as good’.  


    Barry Brice, Sureclean Ltd

  • The whole course was clear and precise with good understanding. Great course (not bored once) for a change.  I would recommend this course to anybody. 


    David Ogilvie, MSIS

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