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Learning Link e-learning modules

We offer a comprehensive suite of 10 collections that include over 60 governance e-learning modules covering a wide range of topics, from finance and Ofsted to safeguarding and recruitment.

Learning Link e-learning modules are specifically designed to quickly fill knowledge gaps and give governors and trustees the confidence they need to tackle any governance challenge.

Core modules

A suite of eight modules covering key governance areas, perfect for those new to governance or those looking for a refresher. (These modules are included within each of the categories below).

Structures, roles and responsibilities

These modules will help you to understand school and trust structures, and what is expected of you as a governor or trustee.

Good governance

These modules aim to help you improve the effectiveness of your governing board, including visiting your school or schools, Ofsted inspections and succession planning.

Vision, ethos and strategic direction

Covering risk management, evaluating effectiveness and your role in school improvement, these modules will help you shape your school or trust’s strategic direction.

Pupil success and wellbeing

These modules focus on the core purpose of your schools or trust – the quality of education it should be providing to pupils.


These modules cover the key stages in the lead executive recruitment process and the critical role the board has in holding executive leaders to account through effective headteacher appraisal.


These modules will provide you with the tools and approaches for developing financial efficiency in your school or trust.


Covering key areas of compliance such as safeguarding, health and safety and admissions, these modules will make you aware of the most important points from legislation and guidance.


These modules will help new and experienced clerks to get a better understanding of their role and how to carry it out well.


A selection of modules in easily digestible bite-sized chunks that take between 5 and 15 mins to complete.

And much more ...

Modules developed by Virtual College for a wider audience are included in the NGA Learning Link offer. These provide helpful background information on various topics relevant to governance, such as essential aspects of safeguarding and health and safety.

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    Why choose Learning Link?

    Benefit from our unrivalled expert knowledge of best governance practice and our learners. 

    Comprehensive content

    Over 65 expert-led and on-demand e-learning modules

    Stay compliant

    Keep up to date with latest government legislation and guidance

    Tailored and relevant

    For all roles and organisations

    Record your progress

    A certificate of achievement with every module

    Here to help

    A dedicated support service

    24/7 access

    Learn any time at your own pace