Giving Back

We donate a percentage of our profits to the registered UK charity, Centre for Self Managed Learning Limited.  Its main project brings our unique ways of working to young students between the ages of 9 and 16 via the SML College near Brighton in the UK and through providing advice and materials for other SML projects around the world.

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The Centre for Self Managed Learning (CSML) is a UK registered charity. The Centre was established as a non-profit organisation in 1993 and was granted charitable status in 2005.

The Centre’s aim is to develop and promote the wider use of Self Managed Learning for people of all ages, in all sectors of society. Dedicated to increasing the effectiveness of learning in society by continuing the development of the methods and application of SML, the Centre

  • Provides free access to information, research, news and articles about SML
  • Collaborates with universities and other bodies on new research and publications
  • Creates events, workshops and conferences to increase levels of understanding
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SML College is a unique learning community where young people, aged 9-17, decide for themselves what, how, when and where they learn. There’s no imposed curriculum, no imposed timetable, no lessons. The College provides a welcoming and caring environment for all students without judgement, creating a lively and exciting place in which to learn.  Students are encouraged to be curious and inquisitive; they are helped to find out what they’re passionate about and what for them might a good life look like. Since the College opened in 2000, every student who has left at age 16 has gone into Further Education, or a career.

  • “Since starting at SML College, F’s life has dramatically improved. F relishes being part of the group and feels that she belongs. Her negative rebellious behaviour has stopped within that short time in SMLC, F has blossomed into a confident, happy and self-motivated young lady. F is extremely motivated to work hard at this safe and supportive environment which embraces our belief in the well-researched and proven method of Self Managed Learning.”  Parent
  • “Self Managed Learning opens your mind to a new start. No more bullying. Time for the real you.”  Student
  • “It allowed me to focus on what I wanted to do with my life and provided support for that.”  Student