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Virtual College has developed into one of the UK’s leading providers of total solutions within the e-learning arena, winning the prestigious ‘E-learning development company of the year 2015’ in the independently-judged global awards. Its key objective is to help enhance the traditional learning solution through the careful integration of technology. Founded in 1995, today Virtual College has over 2 million registered online learners and this is growing at a rate of over 1,500 a day, across both public and private sectors. The company has developed a comprehensive product range of over 300 online courses, covering a huge range of sectors and their learners’ needs, as well as offering a complete content design and development service.

CPD Courses and Workshops Available

  • Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Catering (including City and Guilds Accredited Certificate)

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This online course maps to the Industry Standards set by People 1st, the Sector Skills Council for the Hospitality, Leisure, Travel and Tourism industries. It covers: The Impact of Food-Borne Illness, Understanding Food Law, Food Safety Hazards and Contamination, Food Preservation, Storage and Temperature Control, Personal Hygiene, Hygienic Premises and Equipment, Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP).

  • Fire Training

    Online Course | Virtual College

    Employers are legally required by Fire Safety Regulations (The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005) to provide information, instruction and training to employees about fire precautions in the workplace.This online course covers: The Awareness of Key Legislation and Legal Requirements relating to fire safety, Knowledge of the ‘Fire Triangle’, Knowledge of Fire Detection and warning systems and how to use and react to them, Key Factors Relating to Evacuation in the event of fire, Knowledge of Fire Types and which extinguishers can be used on them and Precautions to Minimise the Risk of Fire.

  • Level 2 Food Safety & Hygiene for Manufacturing (including City and Guilds Accredited Certificate)

    Online Course | Virtual College

    EU Regulation 852/2004 (Hygiene for Foodstuffs) requires food businesses to make sure that any staff who handle food are supervised, instructed and trained in food hygiene in a way that is appropriate to the work they do. This online course covers: The Impact of Food-Borne Illness, Understanding Food Law, Food Safety Hazards and Contamination, Food Preservation, Storage and Temperature Control, Personal Hygiene, Hygienic Premises and Equipment, Hazards Analysis and Critical Control Point (HACCP).

  • Health and Safety in the Workplace

    Online Course | Virtual College

    All businesses have a legal obligation to ensure that their employees are protected from harm in the workplace. This online Health and Safety course helps you to fulfil legal requirements for providing workplace training. This course covers: Health and Safety in the Workplace, Risk Assessment, Accident Prevention, Investigation and Reporting, Communication and Environment, Hazards and Controls: Fire and Electricity, Hazards and Controls: COSHH and PPE, Hazards and Controls: Manual Handling & DSE.

  • How to carry out Portable Appliance Testing

    Online Course | Virtual College

    The Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 require that any electrical equipment that has the potential to cause injury is maintained in a safe condition. This online course covers the Hazards of Electricity, Why carry out PAT testing, Classes of Appliance, Inspection Testing, Earth Bond Testing, Insulation Testing, Leakage Testing, IEC Leads and Extension Leads, Labels and Retesting.

  • Manual Handling

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This online Manual Handling module provides learners with the knowledge they need in order to reduce the chance of incurring an injury whilst manually handling loads in their work environment. The course covers the Law, The Spine and Moving and Handling Objects Safely.

  • An Overview of COSHH

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This online course has been developed to provide you with an introduction to what employers need to do order to meet their duties under the COSHH Regulations 2002.On completion; learners will have an increased understanding of the positive impact of COSHH, the effects of hazardous substances and the methods to adopt to comply with the regulations.

  • First Aid – The Primary Survey

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This online First Aid training course has been created to give learners the underpinning knowledge of how to act in the event of an incident requiring first aid assistance. On completion, learners will: Know what to do if you are first on the scene of an incident; be able to assess the situation as a potential danger zone; understand what is meant by AVPU; know the key processes to follow and what to do for each one; and understand the importance of the recovery position and how to apply it.

  • An Introduction to Safeguarding Children

    Online Course | Virtual College

    If you come in to contact with children for short periods during the course of your work or as a volunteer this is the course for you. This online course helps you learn about, physical abuse, sexual abuse, emotional abuse, neglect and what to do if you suspect abuse or neglect.

  • Awareness of Child Abuse and Neglect – Core

    Online Course | Virtual College

    Safeguarding children is everyone’s responsibility. You can ensure you are trained adequately in safeguarding and child protection issues in just a few hours with this online training. Essential topics covered in this course include: Understanding the types of abuse and neglect a child in your care may suffer; How you can identify the tell-tale signs; What is the correct course of action when you suspect a child is being abused or when a child or adult discloses abuse.

  • Infection Prevention and Control

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This module will help NHS organisations to fulfil their requirements. On completion, learners will have gained an overview of the key elements of infection control, understand how infections might occur and how good practice can reduce their likelihood and prevent their spread. This online course will help you understand Basic Microbiology, Infection Control, Handling Waste, Understanding MRSA, Understanding CDI and Understanding Norovirus.

  • Understanding the Role of the Manager

    Online Course | Virtual College

    It is vital that managers understand their role within an organisation in motivating staff, keeping order and setting standards. They co-ordinate people, money, projects, and are often the conduit between workers and senior management. On completion of this online course, learners will appreciate the differences between management and leadership and recognise the different stages of team development.

  • The Safe Use of Insulin

    Online Course | Virtual College

    In order to reduce insulin errors, this module aims to provide learners with an increased understanding and awareness of insulin. It promotes its safe and effective use by outlining common errors associated with insulin and information as to how these can be avoided. On completion of this online course learners will refresh their knowledge and understanding of insulin, understand the differences in administering insulin, have a fuller understanding of the range of available insulins and injection devices and be able to describe possible side effects of insulin therapy and how to treat these effectively.

  • 17th Edition 3rd Amendment

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This online course is designed to ensure everyone required to comply with BS7671:2008 is aware of and can comply with the changes and additions that will be introduced by Amendment 3. It is ideal for electricians who need to keep up to date with the latest standards.

  • Safeguarding Everyone – Protecting Children, Young People and Adults at Risk

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This online course will give you the knowledge and skills to ensure you can help safeguard everyone you have contact with , not only those you are directly responsible for, whilst carrying out your duties On completion of this course you will be able to recognise signs of abuse, be able to respond appropriately to suspected or alleged abuse, be able to recognise the national and local context of safeguarding and protection from abuse.

  • An Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in schools and other settings: Basic level

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This course looks at the basic management of type 1 diabetes in children and young people and how to manage type 1 diabetes and what it is.

  • An Awareness of Type 1 Diabetes in schools and other settings: Advanced level

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This course looks more in depth at diabetes type 1 and how the long term effects of high and low blood glucose levels affect a child's cognitive development in different ways.

  • Basic Awareness of Child and Adult Sexual Exploitation

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This course looks at recognising sexual exploitation and how to react in order to safeguard children; young people and adults.

  • Hospitality Suite: Food Hygiene

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This module looks at what is required when handling food in a hospitality setting.

  • The connected baby Series: Sabre tooth tigers and teddy bears: Understanding attachment

    Online Course | Virtual College

    This module explores attachment processes. It reviews the history of attachment theory and explores some of the recent neuroscientific discoveries that have been made. Most importantly it looks at attachment behaviours in everyday situations; particularly as they apply to the early years sector.