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Welcome to the Virtual College, one of the UK's most successful and award winning online education providers.


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The Virtual College first opened its doors in 1998, offering a small number of IT courses. Since the development of technology, changing mind-sets towards online learning and the ability to offer our courses globally, we have developed our provision to offer an exciting range of accredited courses. 

Please click here for a PDF download of all of our courses!

We offer Individual and Company Training
We cater for both the individual and the company or organisation, working closely with our students and employers, to support CPD needs. If a course your require isn't available just let us know and we'll investigate adding this to our portfolio!

What’s unique about the Virtual College?
 • Learn at a time and place to suit you
 • All learners are supported by real tutors with PGCE qualifications
 • Most examinations can be completed at work or home
 • You can start your new course today!
 • Fees start from just £4
 • Part of the University of Wales: Trinity St David Group / Coleg Sir Gar
 • Full access to Coleg Sir Gar student support services


Course Provision
We offer nearly a 1000 courses, many of which can be accessed globally and we work with awarding bodies which include EdExcel, BTEC and City and Guilds. We have recently developed new   courses specifically for teachers and we offer courses in IT and business for Apple Mac users. Employment related courses include Employment Law, Health and Safety including food hygiene as  well as maths, English, Sage accountancy and much more. Please browse the icons above to find out more about our courses.

How we are accredited
We offer accredited courses under the umbrella of Coleg Sir Gâr, the largest dual sector college in Wales with over 15,000 students. Our students are guided by a real person, and as all of our etutors are experienced lecturers with a range of teaching qualifications, students always get the support they need, when they need it.

Payment: Payment can be taken via cheque, credit card, paypal or we can invoice your employer.

If you would like to know more about any of our courses or how we can support your CPD needs please contact us through the Contact Us link above.

Our latest Business course, BPMN 2.0 (Business Process Model and Notation) includes full tutor support, multimedia rich learning resources and an exam which can be completed anywhere in the world at a time to suit you. Accreditation is issued by OMG (Object Management Group). 

07 Language 02Whether you are looking to learn a second language for a foreign holiday, improve your English or Maths skills for work or university or develop your Welsh language skills we offer a number of course options. Learners wishing to improve their Literacy or Numeracy complete a skills checker to identify weaker areas.

All of our Art and Design courses contain a range of resources including detailed video demonstrations which can be watched again and again. In addition to video support your tutor, who appears in the videos, will be in regular contact throughout your course via email and forum postings.

With 75 courses to choose from we have an wide selection of courses and qualifications including ECDL, Sage Accounting, TOGAF 9.1, Archimate 2.1, IT4IT COBIT 5 and ITIL. Shorter courses are also available in Microsoft Office, Web Page Design and Photoshop to name just a few.

The Virtual College offer a number of HABC Certificated Health and Safety and Food Safety Courses accredited at Levels 1, 2 and 3. These, and many others, can be examined online line or from an official HABC test centre. In addition, Polish workbooks are available for certain courses.

Management is one of our most popular areas with qualifications including Agile and Six Sigma Green Belt, plus we also offer a range of short courses on topics such as
People Management, Project Management, Quality Management, Change Management and Team Leading.

06 Care 02With 27 courses within Health & Social Care, Childcare, Personal & Social Development, all available online there's nothing stopping you from developing your careers or trying something new. Courses are either certified by HABC or learndirect and as with all courses, are support by tutors.

Whether you are new to teaching or looking to enhance your CPD we have a selection of short courses to help develop and improve your lesson delivery, assessment and planning. All courses are accredited by Agored Cymru / OCN Wales at levels 1 to 4 and we can even invoice your employer to save you time.

Featured Course

Coleg Sir Gar, Llanelli, Virtual College, Digital Mentoring Online Course for Teachers via learndirect

Ensure Staff and Customer Safety with our COVID-19 Secure Courses.

Our COVID-19 Secure range is a short e-learning programme to help businesses and employees manage the return to work and provide guidance on how businesses should operate after they reopen to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Show your customers you care by displaying your certificate of completion.

Course Content:

  • Ensure your staff are aware of the nescessary protocols for coronavirus
  • Reduce risk by effectively managing common areas, such as canteens
  • Discover how coverings can help protect staff and the best ways to supply and use them
  • Learn how to listen to employee concerns to further better the work environment
  • Understand important checks that need to be carried out to prevent infection
  • Learn how to follow government guidance and still hold important meetings
  • Have the confidence your delivery processes don't put employees and customers at risk
  • Reduce interaction and help employees travel to work safely
  • Implement impactful cleaning processes to help improve the working envrionment
  • Deal with injuries in a safe and timely manor while protecting those providing first aid

Enrolment Fee: £15

These training courses are ideal for businesses to issue to employees to complete either before returning to work or once they are back at work and will give your customers peace of mind that you are creating the safest possible environment.