Infused Learning focus on providing accessible learning from anywhere, at anytime to empower you and your lives.

Control your path to success with Infused Learning. Since our inception in 2014, Infused Learning has evolved into a programme which puts you, the individual at the heart and soul of its purpose. Our Access to High Education, Personal and Professional Development courses not only help you gain the knowledge and skills - but also boost your confidence and shape you as a person. Let's break down those barriers to education together.

In 2018, we've been named as Dragon Den's Theo Phaphitis' Small Business Sunday Winner and Runner-up as Best Education and Training Provider at the Rural Business Awards, Midlands Region

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Meet Tara & Natalie

Founders Natalie Sharpe and Tara Askham are experienced professionals, their biographies are below. Their expertise as educators and businesswomen continue to be sought by the media – newspapers, radio stations and websites, for example. If you’d like to see a selection of articles that our Founders have contributed to or articles that they have had published, take a look here to find Infused Learning and its founders in the news.

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Infused Learning was born from Natalie and Tara’s shared passion and vision to break down barriers to education and make learning as unique as you ...

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A little bit about Tara Askham

Tara Askham worked in the accountancy profession before training to be a lecturer where she coordinated accounting courses at Central College, Nottingham. Tara advanced to write examination papers for both the National Qualifications Framework and Qualifications and Credit Framework for Bookkeeping and Accounting. She is the author of the globally award-winning Introduction to Finance Course for ACCA-X plus two books on accounting for Osborne Books and has wide experience in writing assessments for computerised testing. Tara is a consultant to numerous accountancy awarding bodies, writing and reviewing assessments and contributing to the Standards.

It was when Tara was studying accounting at the age of 21, as well as working full time, that she fell pregnant for the first time. Tara studied hard whilst balancing the different demands in her life but took note of how complicated it was and how inflexible traditional education institutions were. As she rose through the accountancy ranks, accomplishing a great deal in the field, Tara harboured a dream to set up her own pioneering business that tackled these barriers to changing lives.

A little bit about Natalie Sharpe

Natalie Sharpe is an experienced lecturer and academic manager with almost 20 years’ teaching experience and a quality moderator and consultant for national awarding bodies and the private and third sector.  In her rapid and exciting career, she has achieved many prestigious appointments including the ‘line of learning lead for Nottinghamshire County Council’ as well as receiving numerous accolades in her teaching and then later management career.

Natalie has extensive experience in corporate training and quality curriculum design as well as motivational management and life-coaching which she believes is critical in achieving real success. Akin to Tara, Natalie had her first son at a young age whilst at university and faced continued challenges and battles in mainstream education to complete her degrees whilst working and managing a family.

With determination and creativity, she utilised her talents to achieve great success in her career and continues to strive to create flexible, personalised education for all that breaks down barriers particularly for vulnerable learners.

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Our Awards: Since our inception in 2014, we have received the following accolades:

  • Winner of Theo Paphitis Small Business Sunday (October 2018)
  • A runner-up in the UK’s Best Rural Education and Training Business in the Rural Business Awards (Midlands Region) 2018.
  • Finalists in two categories of the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards 2017 - the Entrepreneur for Good & Start-Up Business Entrepreneur of the Year categories.
  • Highly Commended (3rd place) of the UK’s Best Rural Social Enterprise in the Rural Business Awards (UK-wide level award, not regional) 2017.
  • Infused Learning Founders Tara Askham and Natalie Sharpe were finalists in the Nottingham Post’s Women in Business Awards 2017, the Digital Ambassador category.
  • One of 20 winners across the UK in the Big Venture Challenge 2016.
  • In the Young Academy 2016, we were one of only 11 winners in the UK.
  • An Employability Award 2016 at the Inspire Learning Awards (East Midlands).
  • Best Adult Learning Group by Nottinghamshire County Council Adult Learning Services in 2016.
  • We were listed as number 22 out of 31 Social Enterprises in the UK as ‘the ones to watch and learn from in 2017