NGA Learning Link - e-learning for governors, trustees and clerks

NGA Learning Link - e-learning for governors, trustees and clerks

NGA is partnering with Virtual College, one of the top UK e-learning providers, to deliver an innovative e-learning portal for governors, trustees and clerks.

If your school would like to purchase a Learning Link subscription, click here and fill out the application form.

If your school is signed up for Learning Link, you can register for an account here. Just fill out the form and search for your school using the postcode.

If you already have a Learning Link account, you can log in here. If you are unsure of your password, click on 'forgotten your password?'

Learning Link benefits

Learning Link is an easy-to-use and cost-effective e-learning portal that will help you every step of the way with your professional development.

A new governor e-learning portal

Developed by Virtual College through its Enable LMS solution – one of the UKs leading learning management systems being used across businesses, schools, colleges, councils and training providers.

Flexible e-learning

With many governors undertaking their e-learning in the evenings and on weekends, learning can be done at any time, place and pace that suit you. Learning Link gives you 24/7 access to course materials and training records. Progress can be saved so you are able to complete your course in bitesize chunks. Learners can also access their e-learning across different devices including smartphones and tablets.

24/7 telephone and email support

Should you need a little help, our dedicated support team offer an efficient and friendly service. You can contact us by email or call any time for 24/7 support with getting started.

E-learning content

Learning Link offers bespoke training on all aspects of school governance and offers a catalogue of high-quality content to develop your skills and knowledge on key topics including: strategy, team work, assessment, staffing, financial oversight, elements of effective governance, compliance and collaboration. It currently hosts over 50 governor e-learning modules which have been updated to reflect changes in legislation, the new Governance Handbook and the Competency Framework. There are also eight new induction modules for governors and trustees and these will be free to all governors and trustees placed with Inspiring Governance, the online governance recruitment service. 

The modules will provide interactive and engaging e-learning with next steps guidance for further development and links to essential resources. New content will be released throughout the year.


To measure the effectiveness of your online training, schools will have access to full reporting information about their governors’ activities and will be able to customise reports for evaluation. This can be done at any time, or set up to report weekly, monthly or as often as required.


Your learning is tracked. A certificate can be saved, emailed, and printed out straightaway to provide evidence of learning and assessment after successful completion of each module.

Cost-effective training

NGA Learning Link is a cost-effective way to secure comprehensive training for governors, trustees and clerks on the full range of their responsibilities.

NGA governing board members can purchase Learning Link at a discounted price:

Membership Learning Link
discounted price
GOLD £260 £75 £335
Standard £85 £110 £195

These prices cover all members of the governing board for a year's access to Learning Link.

Discounts are available for multiple purchases. Please contact us to find out more.

Next steps - subscribe to Learning Link

If your school(s) would like to purchase Learning Link, please get in touch by completing the application form below. Current users of GEL will have migrated across to NGA Learning Link. 

Please check with your Clerk, school finance office or your Service Level Agreement (SLA) with your local authority before applying to confirm that your school does not already have a Learning Link subscription.


Learning Link Application Form

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Once submitted, a member of the Learning Link team will get back to you to advise you of the next steps.

If you would like to learn more about e-learning and the benefits it can bring to you, your governing board or group of schools, please do get in touch.

Call our team: 0121 237 4600