Our History

The early days

Learning Pool was founded in 2006 on the principles of collaboration.

Originally created as a programme to share online learning content amongst local authorities and government departments (the Learning Pool), we took that concept and built out the strong foundations needed for growth. To many of our public sector customers, we represent that ethos of working for the public good, doing the right thing for UK government and the citizens they serve.

We have a long history working with open source; we contribute code to Totara LMS, Learning Locker is available today as a free open source download and Adapt builder has its roots in the open source community.

We’ve come a long way, moved into lots of new sectors and grown strongly.


Integrity in everything we do

We take our responsibility to make the world a better place seriously.

Three core values shape the way we do business and who we are as a company. They guide the way we work with customers and each other and they’re why 98% of our customers recommend us and 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

In the past 13 years, Learning Pool has grown from a modest team of five to a market leader in the e-learning industry. We’re two-star accredited with Best Companies for “Outstanding” employee engagement and we’re Gold accredited Investors in People.

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

Meet our team here


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Learning Pool today

Our team
Almost 200 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
6 offices around the UK, and a new base in Boston allows us to build out long-term customer relationships and deliver truly world-class support
Our scale
With more than 750 customers around the world, we support 2 million learners in 21 countries across 42 different languages

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