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Virtual College mapThe Virtual College is based at Coleg Sir Gâr, Llanelli, South West Wales. Coleg Sir Gar is one of the largest dual sector colleges in the UK (Part of The University of Wales: Trinity St David Group) , and the only one in Wales. Over 5500 students have been involved in on-line learning with us in the last six years. All our courses are delivered remotely - there is no need to travel as all the tools and resources you need can be accessed over the Internet using our self developed Virtual Learning Environment ( VLE ).

E-learning courses have the same objectives as conventional college courses; to provide you with the skills and knowledge that you need to progress in your personal and professional lives. For many people however, it is inconvenient to travel to college every week to attend a course,and for that reason they miss out on the benefits of training.

Distance learning avoids this problem by bringing the training materials and tutorial support directly to you at home or work so that you can progress at a time and place that suits your personal circumstances. All our on-line programmes are nationally accredited by awarding bodies ( EdExcel and OCN Wales ).

The Virtual College has won a string of awards, the latest including the Digital Learning Resources category, at the ColegauCymru 2011 annual awards ceremony held in Cardiff. (More information can be found by clicking here )

csg 300Previous awards include: UK Beacon Awards: 2001 –  Award for E-Learning – UK Winner, 2002 - Award for Lifelong Learning – Highly Commended, 2003 –  Award for Teaching of IT – Highly Commended, and 2004 –  Award for Lifelong Learning – Highly Commended. Fforwm Awards: 2002 – E-learning Winners, 2003 – Short listed E-Learning, 2005 – Short listed E-Learning. ColegauCymru: 2010 Short listed Digital Resources, 2011 Short listed E-Learning. 2014 Shortlisted E-Learning. LSDA – 2001 Most Innovative Web Site Award National Digital Learning Awards 2014 - Highly Commended, Innovative Use of Digital Technology