News stories from Virtual College in 2014

Virtual College delivers training to one and a half million online learners

Virtual College | 16 Nov 2014

Virtual College has reached a major milestone of one and a half million online learners. Currently, around 1,000 new learners register to undertake one of its courses each day.

Virtual College partnership with NHS England generates a quarter of a million online registrations for National Patient Safety Suite

Virtual College | 10 Nov 2014

In just four years, there have been over a quarter of a million registrations for the National Patient Safety Suite of online courses.

Pilot study highlights students’ desire for engaging, interactive careers information

Virtual College | 04 Nov 2014

A new report from pioneering online learning provider, Virtual College, has highlighted students’ desire for careers advice to include engaging, interactive information and resources.

Virtual College’s LMS ranked in top eight out of 600 by independent market analyst

Virtual College | 02 Nov 2014

Virtual College’s learning management system (LMS), Enable, has been ranked in the top eight by Learning Light, the UK-based independent e-learning industry market analyst. The top eight performers were selected from over 600 systems reviewed and analysed by Learning Light.

Virtual College’s new online training course to tackle rising problem of managing diabetes and mental illness

Virtual College | 13 Oct 2014

People with type two diabetes have twice the risk of developing dementia. Depression is twice as common in people with diabetes and up to 20% of those with a severe mental illness also have diabetes. To help tackle these issues, Virtual College has released its most recent patient safety training course, ‘The Safe Management of Diabetes, Dementia, Depression and Severe Mental Illness’.

Virtual College and NHS England launch online course ‘Omitted and Delayed Medicines in Hospitals’

Virtual College | 15 Aug 2014

Medicine doses are often omitted or delayed in hospital, in some circumstances this can cause serious harm or death for critical medicines or conditions. To help mitigate these risks, online training provider, Virtual College has worked closely with NHS England’s Safe Medication Practice Team to develop their latest patient safety online course.

Home Office intensifies fight against FGM with online training

Virtual College | 06 Aug 2014

The Home Office has launched a free online training package dealing with female genital mutilation (FGM), developed with Virtual College. It will give teachers, police, doctors, social workers and Border Force staff the training they need to help them identify and assist girls who are at risk of FGM.

Virtual College enhances Safe Use of Insulin online training course to embrace new guidance

Virtual College | 03 Aug 2014

Insulin, the drug used by millions of people with diabetes, has become the world-wide standard for essential and effective life-saving treatment. But, when administered incorrectly, insulin can cause significant harm and, in some cases, unnecessary fatalities. Virtual College have updated this important course to reflect new guidelines.

CACHE sponsors Virtual College’s new ‘Working in the Childcare Sector’ Career VOOC®

Virtual College | 28 Jul 2014

CACHE (the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education), is sponsoring the ‘Working in the Childcare Sector’ Career VOOC®. This is one of a suite of 10 Career VOOCs (Vocational Open Online Courses) being developed by Virtual College.

Virtual College’s online training set to improve end of life care for patients with diabetes

Virtual College | 24 Jul 2014

75,000 people with diabetes die each year in England, accounting for approximately one in seven of all deaths. In recognition of this, Virtual College and NHS England have created a new online training course for healthcare professionals who provide ‘end of life care’ for people with diabetes.

Virtual College develops essential online guidance on Telemedicine with leading NHS Foundation Trusts

Virtual College | 22 Jun 2014

Virtual College facilitates PCI compliance with new payment data protection e-learning course

Virtual College | 18 Jun 2014

Virtual College launches interactive online hospitality learning resources compatible with mobile devices

Virtual College | 16 Jun 2014

Virtual College expands online patient safety training courses in response to increase in diabetes

Virtual College | 13 Jun 2014

Virtual College named as a finalist in Edtech's 20 top e-learning businesses in Europe

Virtual College | 12 Jun 2014

Lifetime Awarding sponsors Virtual College’s new Active Leisure Career VOOC®

Virtual College | 29 May 2014

Virtual College teams up with Leeds Community Healthcare NHS Trust to provide a national platform for healthcare professionals to share best practice

Virtual College | 28 May 2014

Virtual College adds paediatrics course to National Patient Safety Training Suite

Virtual College | 20 May 2014

City & Guilds sponsors Virtual College’s new Career VOOC® to transform careers guidance

Virtual College | 23 Apr 2014

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