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

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

E-learning to help you every step of the way with your professional development.

NGA Learning Link offers flexible e-learning to help governors, trustees, chairs and clerks develop their governance skills and knowledge. The National Governance Association has teamed up with Virtual College, one of UK’s top e-learning providers. 


  • Access a catalogue of high quality interactive online training modules to help you develop your governance skills and knowledge. Modules reflect changes in legislation, the DfE Governance Handbook and the Competency Framework.
  • Over 50 CPD modules: for chairs, for clerks and includes effective governance
  • Eight new induction modules
  • A certificate of achievement with every module
  • Secure access 24 hours, 7 days a week
  • Multi-device access – desktops, tablets and smartphones
  • Tracked learning – revisit content, take a break or pick up where you left off
  • A dedicated support service

Take the next steps 

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?'

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 £90 £110 £200

Without NGA membership, Learning Link is £150 per year. 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.

t:   0121 237 4600

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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NGA Membership

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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