Our History

The early days

Learning Pool was founded in 2006 to bring online learning into organisations in a collaborative way. 

Originally focused on sharing online learning content amongst government bodies, we took that concept and built out the offer to enable performance improvement and modernisation. 

We’ve always had a healthy obsession with delivering value for money which led us to engage strongly in open source projects that deliver real benefit outside of Learning Pool and provide leading-edge innovation at a reasonable price. For example, Learning Locker is the world’s only xAPI compliant, open source Learning Record Store and we’re a founding member of the Adapt open source framework that brought responsive elearning to the whole industry. 

We’ve come a long way since 2006, but we’re only just getting started.


Integrity in everything we do

We take our responsibility to make the world a better place seriously and we’re proud of the culture we’ve created inside Learning Pool and with our customers.

Three core values shape the way we do business and who we are as a company. They’re the reason that 98% of our customers recommend Learning Pool why we’re a Sunday Times Great Place to Work.

We’ve got your back
We never short change anyone and we take our responsibility to make the world a better place seriously.

Let’s build to grow
Our products are awesome right now and we constantly innovate. Our success is built on the team and creating opportunities for their careers is important to us.

Do the right thing
We look after our customers and each other beyond what the contract says or what time of day it is.

Read more about our business success and CSR work.

Powered by our people

Since 2006, Learning Pool has grown from a modest team of five to a market leader in the elearning industry. We’re two-star accredited with Best Companies for “Outstanding” employee engagement and we’re Platinum Investors in People award winners.

The heart of our DNA is the pursuit of excellence and bringing innovation to everyone, faster than anyone.  We’ve acquired three companies along the way but we know it’s our people who make this possible, so we put our team and our customers at the centre of everything we do.

Meet our team here.


Learning Pool today

Our team
Over 450 people with experience in L&D, instructional content design and all the specialist system development skills we need to power the next leg of the elearning journey
Our offices
9 offices around the UK and USA allow us to build out long-term customer relationships and deliver truly world-class support
Our scale
With more than 2,000 customers around the world, we support 6 million learners in 30 countries across 42 different languages

Ready to talk?

Email or call us today and take the next step towards learning and development excellence