The Education Network understands that there is a lack of CPD and training for supply teachers and it is becoming a big frustration, for both our client schools and our valued members of staff. It is for this reason that we have partnered up with the nationally recognised Virtual College to provide a catalogue of excellent accredited CPD which starts right at the beginning of the teacher’s journey into supply with us.
Founded in 1995, Virtual College has not only been named as one of London Stock Exchange’s 1000 Companies to Inspire Britain, it has also overtime become one of the nation’s leading providers of total solutions in the e-learning sector, with over 2.5 million registered online leaners.
For 21 years Virtual College has developed and supplied educational, collaborative and customer focused technologies for companies around the world. Its goal is to enhance traditional learning by carefully integrating technology, including over 300 online courses that can be accessed via the company’s own Learning Management System, as well as providing a complete bespoke content design and developments service.
Not only that but Virtual College provides e-learning courses to thousands of schools throughout the UK and works closely alongside these establishments to deliver any necessary additional training for staff. They also provide courses for learners to assist with learning and development.
Virtual College has won a considerable amount of prestigious awards such as the ‘Learning Technologies Supplier of the Year’ in both 2016 and 2017 in the independently-judged global awards, in addition to being presented with the Silver Award for ‘Learning Provider of the Year’ category at the Learning and Performance Institute’s 2017 Learning Awards.
There are a number of online courses we can provide accredited CPD for including, but not limited to, Safeguarding Children in Education, British Values and the Prevent Agenda. Not only are we able to provide unlimited FREE training for our staff but we can also provide unlimited licenses to access many other valuable courses such as Data Protection and Stress Management to our Partner Schools.
We have partnered with Virtual college and their dedicated team in the hopes of improving the level of quality and service available to schools and teachers, and once we saw the excellent service they provide customers as well as the results of their work, we knew we’d made the right choice!
This is just another way that we’re continuing to give back in recognition of the feedback we’ve received from our loyal candidates and clients. All courses provided by Virtual College are designed for our staff and clients to work through at their own pace. We believe this will be of great value especially in a culture of busy lives with family and other commitments in addition to work, these e-learning courses can help assist with a great work life balance.