The following Policy outlines the criteria for the learning resources that our Content Team adds to the Learnerbly Platform.
The Policy ensures we maintain a level of content relevance, quality, and servicing standards for all learners on the platform.
The Policy provides guidelines on the types of resources we procure onto the platform and is utilised in our evaluation of content suggestions.
In order for a learning resource to be added to Learnerbly, it must meet the following criteria:
💳 The resource can be purchased by Learnerbly on behalf of our users, with one of our payment methods, and delivered to the learner in a GDPR compliant and timely manner that meets our service level requirements.
E.g. we cannot fulfil resources from providers that don't have appropriate Data Protection Regulation guidelines available.
E.g. we cannot fulfil resources where the provider requires more personal information - such as passport information - in order to complete the purchase.
E.g. we cannot fulfil resources from providers that require rolling payments (such as subscriptions that renew monthly or annually automatically) and do not offer indirect purchasing mechanisms (like gifting or checkout codes).
E.g. we cannot fulfil resources from providers where we cannot guarantee that payment and billing information will remain between the provider and Learnerbly. This can happen, for instance, where there is no separate option to notify and send booking details to the learner.
E.g. we cannot fulfil resources where we cannot complete the purchase in one single transaction (i.e. where the user is liable for additional customs tax and duty charges).
E.g. we cannot fulfil resources where the provider isn't able to work with our payment methods.
E.g. we cannot purchase books that are not sold and dispatched by Amazon itself (i.e. Marketplace and 3rd parties) as they are not reliable and do not always offer consistent shipping.
E.g. we cannot add resources that are out of stock or in pre-order. The resources must be for immediate purchase.
💻 The resource qualifies as "work-related training".
Under UK laws, the provision of work-related training is exempt from taxes. The training must relate to the learner's current employment or to a "related employment". Payment or reimbursement of training costs is not exempt if its purpose is to reward the employee.
The adoption of this guideline applies to all countries, regardless of whether their local laws have similar restrictions to the UK.
“Work-related training” is defined as any training course or other activity which is designed to impart, instil, improve or reinforce any knowledge, skills, or personal qualities which are, or are likely to prove, useful to the employee when performing his/her duties or will qualify or better qualify the employee to undertake the employment, or to participate in charitable or voluntary activities arising through the employment.
Work-related first aid and health and safety courses will also qualify.
Language training is available through Learnerbly for the purposes of country relocation and/or where the learning of a foreign language is required for work purposes.
Hardware, such as Kindle devices, does not qualify as "work-related training" under this policy.
Please note, that there will be learning resources that satisfy the definitions of work-related training for some learners but not for others; it is the approver's responsibility to review each request, assess its applicability, and approve or reject it where appropriate. In the instance where there is no approver (e.g. auto-approved requests), this responsibility falls under the learner and the employer.
🇬🇧 All resources must be in English.
The Learnerbly platform only operates in the English language currently. Therefore, to ensure consistency across countries, resources must be available in English.
Some of our providers do offer alternative languages or subtitle options e.g. Domestika, Triggers. However, these options will not be made available on Learnerbly.