Modern Councillor is the complete online networking, support and learning service for local democracy.
Through our website, we offer a unique blend of social networking, great engaging content and high quality e-learning.
Joining our community is free, and anyone can sign up, as long as you’re interested in local democracy! Find out more about the community here.
Our e-learning is a subscription service, which councils purchase on behalf of their elected members. Read more about the e-learning, and try out one of our free taster courses!
Who is behind Modern Councillor?
Learning Pool is the e-learning community for the public sector. Set up in 2002 by the IDeA (but independent since 2006), our unique service allows you to create, share and access e-learning content. We help you to get the benefits of e-learning without making a significant strategic or financial investment.
Today, over 330 local authorities in England and Wales use one or more Learning Pool service.
In addition to Modern Councillor we also provide e-learning services for council officers (Learning Pool Subscription) and school governors (called Modern Governor). We also provide an online Dynamic Learning Environment so that councils can evidence learning activity (all our courses are SCORM compliant).