Virtual Academy Limited (VAL)

Virtual Academy Limited is an e-learning platform powered by Ascentis. Our straightforward mission with VAL is to create life-changing opportunities for all. We are working with industry experts for course content and delivery. As part of the course content, we provide interactive learning modules on various topics, encompassing personal development, health and safety, business compliance and more.

Virtual Academy Limited (VAL), a vital member of the Ascentis Group, offers a gateway to transformative learning experiences through its cutting-edge e-learning platform. VAL is dedicated to educating and inspiring learners achieve new heights in their personal and professional lives.

Virtual Academy Limited (VAL)

Who are Ascentis?

Ascentis is a leading awarding organisation with a rich history of developing pioneering qualifications that empower individuals worldwide. Their role as an awarding organisation and an Access Validating Agency (AVA) ensures they provide high-quality qualifications recognised by Ofqual, CCEA Regulation and Qualifications Wales. 

Ascentis offers various qualifications, including:

  • Access to HE
  • English for Speakers of Other Languages (ESOL)
  • Construction
  • Digital and IT Skills
  • Progression and Employability
  • English and Maths Skills
  • Education and Training

Their charitable status reflects their commitment to putting learners first and providing them with clear progression routes to achieve their career goals.

Virtual Academy Limited (VAL)

What is the relationship between VAL and Ascentis?

VAL is integral to the Ascentis Group, sharing the same mission to unlock life-changing educational opportunities. VAL utilises the power of e-learning to extend Ascentis' reach, offering accessible and flexible learning solutions anywhere, anytime.

Together, Ascentis and VAL embody the transformative power of education, fostering personal and professional growth and empowering individuals and organisations to succeed.

Virtual Academy Limited (VAL)

What are the benefits of VAL?

High Quality and Expert Driven Content

Virtual Academy Limited collaborates with industry experts to ensure that the online learning modules are highly relevant and practical for your business sector. The platform provides a range of courses suitable for any business, ensuring employees have access to the necessary skills and knowledge regardless of their sector. 

User-Friendly, Customisable Platform

The platform is designed for easy setup, featuring an intuitive dashboard that allows employers to assign courses and monitor staff performance effortlessly. We offer unique customisation features, enabling businesses to infuse brand identity into the learning environment. Employers can easily add logos, choose colour schemes and create a more familiar and engaging experience for learners. 

Cost-Effective Learning Solution

With a one-time payment for a 12-month plan, businesses gain full access to VAL's extensive catalogue of resources. This cost-effective structure makes providing comprehensive training to the entire workforce feasible. The courses are designed to be fun and interactive, making mandatory training more engaging and less of a chore for employees. 

Flexibility and Accessibility

Virtual Academy Limited embraces the flexibility of modern learning by making all content accessible on mobile and tablet devices. This approach allows employees to learn at their convenience, anytime and anywhere.

Virtual Academy Limited (VAL)

What Sets Us Apart from Other Learning and Training Platforms? 

Workforce Engagement

We understand that a motivated and engaged workforce is the cornerstone of a successful organisation. We design our courses to upskill your employees and foster a culture of continuous learning and growth. 

People Development

People can be your most valuable asset, and investing in their development can benefit your organisation in many ways. Our programmes focus on developing your team's potential, so they become more valuable assets to your organisation. 

Skills and Capability

In today's fast-paced world, staying relevant and competitive means acquiring new skills. We offer many courses to help you and your team stay at the forefront of your industry. 

Online Training

Convenience and flexibility are essential in modern education. Our platform provides you with 24/7 access to a wealth of knowledge, allowing you to learn at your own pace from anywhere in the world. 

12-Month Subscription

You get a year to explore, learn, and grow when you join Virtual Academy. There are many benefits of continuous learning, and we offer affordable annual subscriptions. 

Licence Per User

We understand that organisations can have different needs. Our user-based licensing model allows you to scale your learning initiatives to fit your requirements. 

Complete Access to our Full Course Catalogue

With Virtual Academy Limited, you get full access to our extensive library of interactive learning modules. 

Full Setup Within 24 Hours

We know time is of the essence. As soon as you sign up, we ensure you're up and running within 24 hours, ready to embark on your learning journey. 

Virtual Academy Limited (VAL)

What courses do VAL offer?

At VAL, we have an extensive catalogue of over 30 courses. We design each course to empower individuals and organisations with the knowledge and skills needed for success in today's ever-evolving business landscape. Explore the main course categories below:


Subject matter specialists write our environmental courses. They intend to help you comprehend sustainability best practices. Learn how to identify efficient approaches to assist your business in lowering its carbon impact. Two courses are Introduction to Carbon Literacy and Environmental Sustainability in the Workplace. 

Health and Safety

These courses will aid you in creating and upholding standards in any setting, ensuring the safety of everyone on your property. Training on fire safety and manual handling in the workplace are among the courses offered in our Health and Safety suite.

Business Compliance

Our Business Compliance courses help you quickly adapt to shifting customer demands. Courses offered include GDPR Essentials and Equality and Diversity. 

Leadership and Management

Renowned industry experts designed our Leadership and Management courses to give you the knowledge and skills you need to get the best performance out of those around you. Conflict resolution and managing change are among the courses. 


Online skills are more important than ever for businesses and employees. A new digital presence can open new possibilities for your business but also carries risks. Experts in the field created our digital training courses, including modules to help you avoid the most common online dangers and maximise your online presence. Cybersecurity and digital business skills are among the courses in our Digital suite.

Virtual Academy Limited (VAL)

Get in touch

Virtual Academy Limited is committed to helping employees gain the skills and knowledge they need to realise their full potential. Regardless of your sector or business, we will assist you in maximising potential and achieving objectives. 

If you’re ready to take the next step, contact us today!

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