Great quality eLearning for charities at a reduced price

A partnership between The Access Group and the Charity Learning Consortium is supporting the skills needs of the third sector.


An ongoing partnership between The Access Group and the Charity Learning Consortium is supporting effective learning and development (L&D) in the third sector. Through this partnership, a wide range of great quality online learning courses and resources are on offer to charities at a greatly reduced cost. 

The Access Group recently audited all of its digital content to create a streamlined super library, with the best multimedia courses and resources available. 

Third sector organisations can use this online library via the Consortium – The Access Group’s official charity partner. A whole host of added benefits of membership of the Consortium also support learning practitioners and the charities they serve. 

The partnership between the two organisations means that charities can access affordable, great quality online learning resources to support their workforces. Almost 300 third sector organisations are members of the Consortium, supporting more than a million staff and volunteers. 

Some features of The Access Group’s super library of eLearning courses and resources includes:

  • Health and safety courses which are RoSPA assured
  • New care content endorsed by Skills for Care and NCFE
  • IT courses in Microsoft, Google & Zoom
  • Lots of new course titles, in new styles, giving more choice

All content is CPD certified and all the latest legislation is covered.

Martin Baker, founder and CEO of the Charity Learning Consortium commented: 

“The services that charities provide are never more needed, at a time when their resources have never been more stretched. Their staff and volunteers deserve the best. This partnership means that we can offer third sector organisations great quality, effective eLearning at an affordable price.”

Christian Foerg, General Manager of The Access Group, commented:

“Learning should be available to everyone and at The Access Group, charity is at the core of our values so this partnership is a perfect fit. Providing a great range of valuable learning content through the Consortium opens up many opportunities to third sector organisations and we are thrilled that this venture has been established.”

About the Charity Learning Consortium

We are a one-stop shop dedicated to providing affordable and effective learning solutions for charitable organisations. Membership includes a suite of eLearning, charity-specific video content, a learning management system and access to a vibrant community for members to connect and share good practice. You also get a whole host of other goodies as part of an annual subscription.

Hundreds of charitable organisations benefit from collaborating with us. Bringing them together enables the Consortium to offer cost-effective, quality eLearning to more than a million people across the UK. Our collaborative approach paves the way for learning and development success, with ongoing support, fantastic networking opportunities, relevant workshops, and an inspirational Charity Learning Conference & Awards.

About The Access Group

The Access Group is one of the largest UK-headquartered providers of business management software to small and mid-sized organisations in the UK, Ireland and Asia Pacific. It helps more than 75,000 customers across commercial and non-profit sectors become more productive and efficient.

Its innovative Access Workspace cloud solutions transform the way business software is used, giving every employee the freedom to do more of what’s important to them. Founded in 1991, The Access Group employs approximately 6,300 people. 

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Our course list provides a full overview of all the different courses that provide. Some topics include: Policy and compliance, safeguarding, GDPR, health and safety, fundraising, volunteering and wellbeing

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