[WORLDKINGS] Top 20 Online Courses and Classes in the World (P.15) learndirect (UK): UK's largest provider of courses, training and employment service

24-10-2022

(Worldkings.org) learndirect is the UK’s leading online course provider. Its core purpose is to advance global education technology by providing innovative and engaging online qualifications that develop and enhance skills, knowledge and competences.

Overview

As one of the largest integrated providers of courses and qualifications, training, and employment services in the UK, learndirect deliver the products, services and dedicated support company needs to successfully recruit, train and nurture the best staff.

learndirect highlights

93% - learndirect boasts an overall learner satisfaction score of 93%.

4.5 million – More than 4.5 million learners have gained the qualifications they desire since learndirect launched.

500,000 – More than 500,000 passes have come from the range of English and Maths courses provided.

Excellent – learndirect has been rated Excellent with over 4,000 Trustpilot reviews.

75,000 – learndirect has become the first choice for 75,000 businesses offering courses to their staff.

Company information

learndirect Ltd, stylised as learndirect, is a British training provider founded in 2000, owned by the private equity firm Queens Park Equity. The company has a network of learning centres in England and Wales, and also runs some courses online. Nearly all of Learndirect's revenue is from government contracts.

By 2006 the organisation was assisting half a million learners per year, and in January 2013 the cumulative number was in excess of 3.5 million.

What’s special in learndirect?

While some learndirect courses include practical elements, each one is online, providing learners with an opportunity to achieve a regulated qualification from the comfort of their own home.

Through an industry-leading online platform, learners get full access to all the course materials they need, as well as information about assignments and study schedules. Alongside this, learners are able to gain support from experienced specialist tutors, as well as a student support team.

While some of learndirect’s qualifications, such as GCSEs and A Levels, can only be achieved through exams, the majority of them are assessed via a series of written assignments online. Each one is marked by an experienced tutor, who then provides feedback to the learner, helping them progress through the course.

Courses and qualifications

learndirect offer a selection of Access to Higher Education Diplomas as well as other professional development courses and qualifications. All of their courses are from recognised UK awarding organisations that are moderated by Ofqual. Some typical courses such as: Nursing, veterinary, GCSE, health and fitness, teaching and education, accounting, and more.

According to learndirect.com


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