Studying with the Virtual Learning Academy
Not everyone learns the same way, so why should all learning be the same?
Our online Learning Management System provides all the resources you need to gain your qualification. There is a mixture of elearning, reading, ebooks and videos to meet the needs of all learning styles.
Your tutor will be on hand to provide support online, by phone, video link and by email.
Our fun learning workshops are a great way to learn with others. Adults learn best in a social setting and it’s a great way to discuss and compare experiences. During Covid 19 we are delivering these workshops via Zoom or Microsoft Teams.
Blended is a great way to vary how you study. This works particularly well for more active learning styles. Blended uses a mixture of online learning with workshop learning (face to face or via Zoom or Microsoft Teams). You also have a tutor to support you.
Some of our most successful programmes have been delivered within organisations. This means the learning is consistent across employees. It reduces time to travel and courses can be tailored to the individual needs of the organisation.
Frequently Asked Questions
Everyone learns in different ways. Some people prefer to study online with minimal support whilst some prefer to meet with their tutor on a regular basis.
To start with you will have a discussion with your tutor and be provided with access to your qualification online. You will then come up with a learning plan to suit your individual needs. Your tutor will support you through the process.
Many of our qualifications can be funded through the apprenticeship scheme. Surprisingly, the apprenticeship scheme is actually for ALL ages of employees. Some qualifications are fully funded, some are part funded through the scheme and part funded by the employer. Check our list of qualifications which may be eligible for funding on our Modern Apprenticeship page by clicking here.
Where your selected qualification cannot be funded through this scheme there are other ways to get some funding or ways to help you pay. You can find out more on our Funding page by clicking here.
To get started you can either call us on 01349 853037 or email info@virtuallearningacademy or click here to contact us.
Our team member will ask for details of the qualification you wish to study, how you wish to fund it, the role you are currently in and the reasons for wishing to undertake it. This will help us to understand if the programme is right for you. You will then be provided with a short application form and we will then set up your course and arrange an induction by phone, Zoom, Microsoft Teams or face to face.
Depending on the qualification you could be online and studying on the same day!
We have considerable experience in supporting candidates who have additional support needs. We are able to adapt learning and assessment according to your requirements.
We are more than happy to discuss any barriers to achieving your qualification that you think you may experience. We will then put a plan in place to support you.
Yes. If your organisation has agreed to pay your costs we will take their details and provide them with an invoice.
If you cancel before being provided with access to our learning content we will refund any monies in full. Once access has been provided we are unable to provide refunds. We would be happy to transfer you to another qualification of your choice should you feel your chosen qualification is not right for you.
That’s no problem, life happens! Let your tutor know as soon you think there may be a delay and we will put a hold on your studies until you can re-start. We can usually extend timescales to support you where needed.
For example, we have had candidates put their qualification whilst they have a baby, get married or even just deal with additional workload. We are happy to support you in any way we can.