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Learning Pool and The Football Association team up to deliver learning goals

We are delighted to announce a new partnership with The Football Association to support their strategic goal of a world-leading football education programme by 2020.

The FA’s strategic plan, sponsored by Chairman Greg Clarke, recognises the need for The FA to lead and serve the game evermore collaboratively, meeting its demands and aspirations in a coordinated and effective manner.

Crucial to that plan, as well as The FA’s aim to unite the game and inspire the nation, is the commitment to creating a world-leading education programme for a diverse football workforce, underpinned by a reliable, secure and engaging digital learning platform that offers up-to-date content and information to players, coaches, referees, medics and administrators.

To drive this forwards, The FA’s Education Department sought an online learning partner with the expertise, creativity and customer service to support and accelerate its digital learning roadmap. Following a comprehensive tender process, The FA selected Learning Pool, acknowledging both our unparalleled customer satisfaction levels and commitment to driving sustainable innovation in the e-learning market.

“The FA is undertaking an exciting digital transformation in how we support participants across the grassroots and professional game. By investing in our digital learning platforms and capabilities, we will further enhance the high quality education programmes that underpin our outstanding football workforce, and in turn support and develop the players they are working with across all disciplines. We are looking forward to working with Learning Pool who will bring expertise, experience and energy to help us continue to improve and develop our education programme for the modern game.”

The FA’s Head of Education, Lucy Pearson

“We’re incredibly proud to have this opportunity to work with The FA. Their selection validates Learning Pool’s unique position to deliver the best in learning platforms, custom learning content and cutting edge innovation. The initial phases of our engagement with The FA are progressing exceptionally well and we’re confident that we can meet and exceed their expectations as both the online learning market and their learning audience develop over the coming years.”

Learning Pool’s CEO, Paul McElvaney

At Learning Pool, we’ve got a fresh approach to partnering with our customers. One that makes a real difference with a 98% customer satisfaction rate. We are a full-service online training provider, offering courses, tools, and content creation to over 550 organisations and 1.8 million learners.

With the largest and most flexible catalogue of learning content on the market, we deliver a highly customised learning experience, at a fraction of the cost of a bespoke project.

We support organisations globally with their training blend, including personalised learning, gamification and AI driven performance support.

We’ve been awarded the Gold Investors in People, been listed in the Sunday Times Best Companies to work for and received the Customer Focus Award at the Institute of Customer Service.

Recently announced annual revenues have increased more than 40% year on year and our latest acquisition of Scottish e-learning provider, Media Corp, has seen our staff numbers rise to over 140 colleagues in our Derry, Nottingham, Brighton, Belfast and Glasgow offices.

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