How to use our free learning offer to support development plans for your team

Date : 02 June 2021

Vikki Colman

IGD Engagement Manager

Read our top tips on how to make the most of IGD’s free learning offer to promote learning in your business and support teams and individuals development plans.

Our role is to inspire professionals at every stage of their career, aiding the development of relevant skills to help them meet the challenges of an ever-changing business climate. Our industry working groups for HR Leaders and L&D professionals enable us to stay at the forefront of learning to equip everyone with the knowledge and skills to seize the future.

Watch this video to discover more about our free learning offer, then download the quick guide to see at a glance how our learning offer can support your internal plans.

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Discovering IGD's free learning offer has been great! The on-demand hub is a fantastic additional resource for our people to access and the free courses are really relevant. On a personal level, I have got a huge amount of value from the L&D Network sessions, where I can learn best practice from other companies.

Thomas Seymour, Commercial Capability, Bacardi

On-demand learning

Our on-demand learning hub provides anytime access to hundreds of resources focused on specific skills, complemented with a calendar of live webinar events.


Link to our on-demand resources on your LMS or intranet and promote our next live webinar.

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Online learning courses

For a more structured approach, we have free online courses that cover a breadth of industry knowledge and skills development. Delivered as a mix of self-led learning and digital events, our courses combine the flexibility of learning on-demand with the importance of connecting with other learners to build a personal network.

Hosted on our learning platform, the structured courses provide a fantastic opportunity to learn alongside others from industry while also challenging thinking and seeing alternative perspectives.

Free learning courses from IGD

Sainsbury's gets a huge amount of value from IGD's free learning and it's incredibly easy to promote. We see lots of Sainsbury's colleagues regularly attending the live webinars and send many of our early careers colleagues on the New Starter Skills course for a more structured experience and induction to the industry.

David Plater, Skills Development Lead, Sainsbury's

In 2020, we enrolled 1,300 learners from over 250 companies onto our New Starter Skills course and 82% said to contributed to their personal development as well as 90% who would recommend to others.

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Get in touch directly if you’d like to find out more

Vikki Colman, IGD Engagement Manager
01923 851 930