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About Us


The Virtual Learning Academy (The VLA) is an Education Provider founded in 2011 by Catherine Sutherland. Catherine spent some time working in further education after 20 successful years in Management. Originating in the Highlands of Scotland she recognised a need for more flexible and accessible learning methods to overcome the geographical challenges inherent in the UK’s most remote region.

Specialising in both Organisational and Personal Development we have expanded our portfolio and will continue to do so. We have specialists in Learning & Development and all subjects presented. This enables us to bespoke and deliver programmes relevant to specific industries and careers.

The mission of the VLA is to break down the barriers to learning to ensure opportunity for all. We have been creating and innovating new methods of course delivery to meet the learning style and needs of those with diverse work and life commitments.

Our passion is innovation. We are already working on new themes, products and services which we anticipate can break down even more barriers to learning to enable opportunity for all. Watch this space….

What we do

What we do

Find out more about our products and services

Meet the Team

Find out more about the people who bring VLA to life.

Our new BLOG

Check out our new blog for the latest in learning and development news in Scotland.

Let’s talk about how VLA can help you