Upskill staff and volunteers to better meet the business goals


Our cost-effective and comprehensive package offers you everything you need to implement eLearning


Pave the way for eLearning success with consortium support, networking and workshops


Formed in 2001 by six charities looking to share learning resources, the Charity Learning Consortium (CLC) has grown from strength to strength. Now, with more than 120 members from the third sector, the CLC continues to provide an opportunity for charity and voluntary organisations to have access to a large portfolio of eLearning courses at a low cost, networking opportunities, and a place to discuss best practice in the charity sector.

  • Our comprehensive eLearning package consists of more than 220 courses including:

    • Bribery Act
    • Budgeting and Finance
    • Coaching
    • Communication
    • Customer Service
    • Data Protection
    • Equality and Diversity
    • Health and Safety
    • Leadership and Management
    • Literacy
    • Personal Development
    • Sales and Marketing
    • Sustainability
    • Team Development Skills

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  • Here at the Charity Learning Consortium we use the Moodle, one of the world’s learning Learning Management System’s (LMS) to manage and run our learning.moodle-logo-small

    Moodle is an open source project meaning that it’s flexible enough for both us and our members as needs arise. We have added many easy to use features to Moodle,and with a large developer community and a modular construct, Moodle enables us to develop the tools we need and the tools you need. Sometimes tools have already been shares with the Moodle community which saves time in creating new functionality.

    Moodle is constantly tested, updated and extended to ensure that it is secure. A common misconception is that Open Source projects are less secure.

    To help you take advantage of the full functionality of Moodle, we run learning webinars on how to use the system to achieve your needs. These webinars concentrate on administration and course construction as standard but can be so much more. If you just let us know what you want.

    We offer you the maintenance and hosting so there really is no worry about the setup and IT headache associated with maintaining a system.

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  • Our collaborative concept paves the way for eLearning success and provides the opportunity for charity and voluntary organisations to share experiences and best practice in the use of learning and development.


    Consortium members come together in London on a quarterly basis – there is always another organisation a step ahead of you and it’s great to talk and share ideas with like-minded organisations. We also host the annual CLC Conference with world class speakers and industry leaders to share valuable stories and learning experiences.


    At our quarterly Seminars, we bring together industry experts and thought leaders to inspire members in doing more for less. With practical advice and takeaways you’ll have everything you need to ensure eLearning success in your organisation – and all this included in membership!

    Online Community

    We recognise that it may not always be possible to come along to our quarterly face to face seminars so we’ve created a community online where you can share resources and browse the forum. Help is always at hand whether it’s from another member or one of the CLC team.


    If it’s not part of our standard package, one of our partners will have the answer! Sometimes your users need more specialist courseware and that’s why, with the power of the Consortium, we’re able to negotiate special discounts to ensure you have all the courses you need in one place.

  • The Towards Maturity Benchmark enables every organisation to benchmark against other industry sectors, other CLC members, and even against themselves, enabling you to evolve your eLearning strategy.towards-maturity-logo-small

    The benchmark is the largest in Europe with 2,400 organisations and 3,700 learners having taken part since 2003. It allows Consortium members to compare their use of learning technologies against the industry’s best. This provides a baseline for an annual review, to chart improvements in performance and reduction in costs.

    In 2012, 72% of participants said just taking part had made the review worthwhile, and had opened up new conversations within their business.

    Together we strive for excellence in learning in the third sector, and are proud to support their work.

    “The personalised benchmark report we received has provided a framework for learning technology strategy and implementation that I keep coming back to – in essence it has helped me to define my objectives, highlighting areas where we can further develop a culture of learning.Royal National Lifeboat Institution

  • Exclusively for consortium Members, the Charity Learning Awards have been designed as a platform to recognise the great work in the third sector. We celebrate the journeys that members have taken and the valuable lessons learned that are helpful to others. Having your achievements recognised outside of your organisations also creates a great opportunity to raise your profile back in the business.clc awards2014

    From experience, we know members are at very different stages in their journeys. However we strongly believe that there is knowledge to be shared no matter how far each member has come and even if the results weren’t exactly what you anticipated!

    The Awards are judged by an independent panel of industry experts who have many years of experience in judging awards. They look for success stories and examples of best practice within learning and development and eLearning.


    Independent research has found that Consortium members save twice as much money on learning and development compared to non-members in the sector. Hear what they have to say about Membership...
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    Like to know more about membership options? Or even take a look at the courseware and our LMS? Get in touch on 08451 707 702 or use the form below and we'll get back to you!

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