With a mission to transform the skills and productivity of the working population by using technology to bring people together to work, share and learn online, we have shown how we can transform people’s lives and help businesses thrive.
Back in 2000, we challenged the norm and took a bold step to deliver learning online. In doing so, we have built a unique and market leading position – using technology to provide learning and assessment solutions.
Since then, our work has needed to evolve to reflect the changing demands of our learner, the sector, as well as the political and economic landscape. Technology enables to us to do this – the explosion of internet usage and the power of the web, pushes us to find new ways to help people and businesses achieve their goals.
We offer a number of products and services, including:
- A network of centres across England and Wales where people can learn new skills, gain qualifications and get tutor support.
- We offer courses and qualifications ranging from English, maths and IT to employability skills as well as vocational qualifications and, in selected locations, apprenticeships.
- A learner support centre which provides remote support to those people learning online from home or wherever they can access the internet.
- Working with businesses to provide them with the skilled staff they need to thrive.
- Short online courses which are available to buy directly from the learndirect website.
- Online tests and assessments, such at the Life in the UK test which we have run for the Home Office since 2005.
- 10,000 people log on and learn with learndirect every day.
- We’ve helped more than 3.5m people improve their skills since 2000
- More than 500,000 Skills for Life test passes have been achieved with learndirect.
- 93% of our learners say learning with us has given them the skills to help them in their future working life.
- Learners can earn £2,240 more on average after learning with us.
- learndirect has helped more than 6,000 businesses equip their staff with the skills needed to succeed.
- Learner satisfaction with learndirect currently stands at 98%.