Information about us
This site is owned and operated by Virtual College Limited, a company limited by shares that is registered in England and Wales with the company number 03052439 and the registered office address of Marsel House, Stephensons Way, Ilkley, West Yorkshire, LS29 8DD. The service comprising the Skills Development Hub has been commissioned by WorldSkills UK (‘WSUK’) a charity registered with number 1001586.
Please read these terms carefully before using our site. Using this site indicates that you accept these terms regardless of whether or not you choose to register with us. If you do not accept these terms, do not use our site.
Website/LMS/Enable/Online System: means site(s) accessed via
and any subdomains thereof.
Access to the online system
In the event that you are accessing the Online System as a Learner, access to the Online System is granted in one of two ways:
- If You are a College or Institution Learner or Employee of a Licensor or are accessing the system via third party site, your provider will need to register for access to this site for a specified period of time so that you can access as an Authorised User. Access will be via usernames and passwords which will be administered via your provider.
- In the event that you are accessing the Online System as a direct Virtual College learner via our Online Sales System, you will be a direct customer of Virtual College and as such your account will be administered directly by Virtual College.
In the event that you are accessing the Online System as an Administrator or Auditor, you or your provider will have registered for access to this site for a specified period of time and will have access as an Authorised User. Access will be via usernames and passwords which will be administered by Virtual College or via your provider.
User support system
Virtual College offer direct support services to all users, be they Administrators, Learners, Auditors or any level of User
You or your provider have licenced the Online System and in return Virtual College agrees to grant you the non-exclusive and non-transferable right to use the Online System.
Accessing the site
Whilst we will try our best to make sure the site, and any content on it, will be available or be uninterrupted, we will not be liable to you if for any reason the site is unavailable at any time or for any period.
Your account and password
User’s usage rights
- Access, search and view the Online System via this site;
- View progress results; and/or
- Report on and print the information from the Online System (subject to any restrictions detailed on this site that may be placed on downloading or printing at page level) and provided that no trade mark, copyright or other proprietary notices contained in or appearing on such are removed in whole or in part.
You may use the site only for lawful purposes. You may not use the site or Online System:
- in any way that breaches any applicable local, national or international laws or regulations;
- in any way that is unlawful or fraudulent, or has any unlawful or fraudulent purpose or effect;
- for the purpose of harming or attempting to harm others;
- to transmit, or procure the sending of, any unsolicited or unauthorised advertising or promotional material or any other form or similar solicitation (spam);
- use any part of the site, equipment or network on which the site is stored, to interfere with, damage or disrupt the site.
You further agree:
Unless stated otherwise, the intellectual property rights and copyrights for all material displayed on our website (and contained in the online courses and materials accessed via our site) are owned by WSUK. You may download and print extracts from our site (or from the online courses accessed through our website) for your own personal, non-commercial purposes. You should not use any extracts from our website for any other purposes. Any rights not expressly granted in these terms and conditions are reserved. WSUK shall have the right to enforce its rights in the content if you infringe its rights.
No part of our site may be reproduced or stored in any other website or included in any public or private electronic retrieval system or service without our prior written permission. Any rights not expressly granted in these terms are reserved.
With the exception of the online courses and associated material (which is dealt with in our Terms and Conditions of Purchase), the material on our website is provided on an “as is” basis, without any conditions, warranties or other terms of any kind. To the maximum extent permitted by law, we provide you with this site on the basis that we exclude all representations, warranties, conditions and other terms (including, without limitation, the conditions implied by law of satisfactory quality, fitness for purpose and the use of reasonable care and skill) which but for these terms and conditions might have an effect with respects to our website.
Uploading content to our site
If and when you make use of features that allow you to upload content to the site, you warrant that any such contribution complies with all applicable law in any country from which they are posted and that it will not infringe any copyright, database right or trade mark of any other person or company. You will be liable to use and indemnify us for any breach of that warranty.
Subject to any laws and regulations, we also have the right to disclose your identity to any third party who is claiming that any content posted or uploaded by you to the site constitutes a violation of their intellectual property rights, or of their right to privacy.
We will not be responsible, or liable to any third party, for the content or accuracy of any content posted by you or any other user of the site.
We have the right to remove any posting you make on the site and/or remove your right to use the site and Online System and you will not be entitled to a refund to the Online System if, in our opinion your post does not comply with these standards.
The views expressed by other Authorised Users on the site may not represent Virtual College views or values.
We do not guarantee that the site will be secure or free from bugs or viruses.
You are responsible for configuring your information technology, computer programmes and platform in order to access the site. You should use your own virus protection software.
Intellectual property rights
Unless provided otherwise, We are the owner of all intellectual property rights in the site and Online System, and in the material published on it. Those works are protected by copyright laws and treaties around the world. All such rights are reserved. You must not use any part of the content on the site or Online System for commercial purposes without obtaining a licence to do so from us.
Save to the extent permitted by law, Virtual College (and any of our group companies and the officers, directors, employees, shareholders, sub-contractors or agents of any of them) exclude all liability and responsibility (including without limitation in respect of negligence) from any amount or kind of loss or damage arising out of or in connection with your use of this site.
We do not exclude or attempt to limit in any way our liability:
- for personal injury or death resulting from our negligence;
- for any matter for which it would be illegal for us to exclude or to attempt to exclude our liability; or
- for fraud or fraudulent misrepresentation.
Subject to the exclusions/limitations set out above, we shall not be liable to you for any indirect or consequential loss or damage of any nature whatsoever arising and whether caused in tort (including negligence), breach of contract or otherwise (even if foreseeable), any loss of income or revenue, loss of business, loss of profit of contracts, loss of anticipated savings, wasted third party costs, and/or loss of data, management or office time.
Third party links and resources to the website
Where the site contains links to other websites and resources provided by third parties, these links are provided for your information only.
We have no control over the contents of those websites or resources.
We have the right to revise and amend these terms and conditions from time to time. You will be subject to the terms and conditions in force at the time that you access our site.
If any provision within these terms and conditions is held by any competent authority to be invalid or unenforceable (in whole or in part) the validity of the other provisions of these terms and conditions and the remainder of the provision in question shall not be affected.
These terms and conditions (including in relation to any non-contractual obligations) shall be governed by and interpreted in accordance with English law and subject to the exclusive jurisdiction of the English courts.
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