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We have 3 Head Office locations, Leicester, Sheffield and Coventry and multiple learning centres nationwide
0800 101 901

About us

learndirect is a leading provider of technology-led training, including adult skills, employability and Apprenticeships, and eAssessment services.

We have built our market leading position upon:

  • a well-invested platform combining the proprietary technology behind our e-learning and eAssessment offering, our comprehensive library of learning content and our national network of branded learning centres, which gives us significant scale in a fragmented UK market
  • a strong reputation for devising and delivering high quality training and Apprenticeship programmes which achieve customers’ goals of improving employability or their workforce’s skills and help people move into or progress in employment. We consistently achieve above average success rates in Apprenticeships and high Ofsted ratings

The strength of our offering underpins our long term relationships with a diverse client base including multiple government funding bodies as well as large corporates and SMEs across a broad spread of sectors including childcare, retail, hospitality and catering, financial, healthcare, IT and social care.

The large adult skills and employability market has remained resilient throughout the recent recession, and government funding has been protected. We have a strong track record of growing our share of this market, which benefits from clear cross political party support.

We are well placed to pursue growth by:

  • building on our position as the largest provider of government funded Adult Skills and Employability services and expanding our share of the Skills Funding Agency’s approximate £4bn in funding
  • growing our leading position as a provider of corporate Apprenticeships by increasing our share of the £1.6bn Apprenticeship market
  • securing government e-assessment contracts as the sole supplier appointed under the Cabinet Office’s four year computer based testing framework to make us the UK’s leading e-assessment provider
  • selectively acquiring complementary bolt-on businesses which broaden our services or provide access to a new framework agreement

We offer

We’re a market-leading learning organisation using technology to transform the skills and productivity of the working age population. We focus on making sure businesses like yours have the skills critical to support economic development and growth.

Over the last 10 years, we’ve worked with thousands of organisations – large and small, public and private – to help them develop the skilled staff they need to thrive. And we’ve helped millions of people enhance their lives with new skills, so contributing to national workforce productivity.

Employers tell us about the positive impact learndirect learning has on productivity and profitability, staff morale and employee retention. We’ve delivered hundreds of thousands of qualifications with high success rates and robust quality processes. Around 20,000 people log on and learn with us every day, and our learner satisfaction percentage is consistently in the upper 90s. With our trusted brand and reputation, your business is in good hands.

Whether you just want access to our courses, or you want a fully managed, serviced and supported solution, we can help. We’ll work with you to create the most appropriate training solution for your business needs, giving you a cost-effective and efficient way to upskill your staff with the perfect blend of:


  • Access to our extensive portfolio of courses and qualifications, covering all the subject areas essential for gaining that competitive edge


  • You can host our courses on your in-house systems such as your company intranet, or alternatively we can provide our learner management system to host, run, access and deliver our courses
  • We can help you track your employees’ progress through a customised dashboard which delivers standard or ad hoc reports
  • Supporting social, collaborative learning, our platform uses embedded communication tools to motivate staff, allowing you to upload files to build your own knowledge centre and employees to share learning experiences
  • The platform could be integrated with your HR systems and processes, allowing you to manage your organisation’s skills base


  • Tutor and assessor support from our UK based state-of-the-art service centre, or through our network of providers across the country, coupled with access to curriculum expertise
  • With a focus on excellence, delivering a quality learning experience, our teams have extensive experience of working with funding bodies and Ofsted


  • In 2013 learndirect achieved a Grade 2 (Good) for its delivery to clients and Grade 1 for effective leadership and management read more about it here 

We support

  • Avon
  • People
  • New Business
  • Skills
  • Cornwall
  • Somerset


  • > 20,000 people log on and learn with learndirect every day
  • > Thousands of businesses have equipped their staff for success with learndirect
  • > 17,000 apprentices learn with us every year across 31 frameworks
  • > 225,000 people support their career ambitions with us every year
  • > 650,000 maths and English test passes have been achieved with learndirect
  • > We have a nationwide network of around 90 owned and 400 third party operated centres, and around 2,000 employees
  • > Each year around 4,000 businesses equip their staff for success with learndirect

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