learndirect is an e-teaching organisation and was set up by 'Ufi' (University for Industry). In 1998 the Government gave Ufi the task to provide high quality learning for people over the age of 16. In ten years learndirect has become a nationally recognised brand for learning with the largest e-learning network of its kind in the world.
There are many different reasons you might want to learn new skills. Whatever your reason for learning is, we'll try to help. Having the right skills is important if you want to get on at work. We can help boost your IT, maths and English skills with flexible online courses leading to nationally recognised qualifications. We’ve also teamed up with Monster.co.uk to give you loads of advice on how you might land a promotion.
How long it takes to gain one of our nationally recognised qualifications is really up to you. It's not like school or college - there are no classes to attend and no strict timetables. We understand that some people have more free time than others, so your learning needs to be flexible. When you first start learning with us our friendly staff will talk to you about timescales for each course you take.
You'll agree on a date for when you want to take your tests and finish your qualification by. You'll then get to do your learning in bite size chunks, maybe an hour every evening or just a few hours a week. Whatever fits around your job or family life. If you manage to finish your learning before the end date that you agreed, then you simply take your test early so you can move on to the next course when you're ready.