Welcome to Avail Learning Academy

Our story

Founded in 2019, Avail offers quality, flexible and cost-effective e-learning solutions to aid the development of a well-led, motivated and highly-skilled workforce for the care sector.

Many people access professional care at some point in their lives and when they do, we want to ensure they receive the very best. We also believe that those who have devoted their lives to care for others should be cherished.

Our courses are aligned to legislative and regulatory requirements and drive quality. They’re also designed to inspire carers – individuals and providers – to improve their provision and strive for excellence.

Our team of experts is focused on building and developing workforces that truly make a difference to those who need quality care and support.

Our core values

Our core values embody our culture, spirit and dedication to improve care provision internationally. We are passionate and committed to deliver impactful, innovative and flexible online training that will become the benchmark in quality e-learning.

We are committed to helping improve the lives of those who find themselves in care and support and enrich those who have dedicated their working lives to care for them.

Our sector-led courses will inspire and upskill every Avail learner to improve their practice and continue to aspire to deliver the very best care.

Together, with leaders across the care sector, we will strive to continually raise the bar for consistent, quality care.

We stand apart from ‘tick-box’ training solutions by creating bespoke courses that we will inspire a generation of life-time learners.

Our customers care and so do we. Our courses are designed and tested by experienced carers and providers who understand the demands and challenges in every corner of care.

We aim to achieve this by

Meet Our Team

Fay Gibbin
Fay GibbinCEO
Fay’s passion for quality, accessible training has driven her ambition to develop the UK’s workforce through the delivery of apprenticeships and CPD; especially within childcare, care and clinical care.
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Lynn Kearney
Lynn KearneyDirector
With over 23 years of experience in early years, 19 of which were in the further education sector, Lynn has a wealth of expertise in understanding and sharing the importance of developing the workforce.
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Claire McCarthy
Claire McCarthyDirector
Claire has over 23 years’ experience in the Early Years sector, including over 14 years in further education, during which Claire developed a passion for working with learners of all ages
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Sector Experts

Rosie Caunt
Rosie CauntAdult Social Care
Rosie is part of the adult social care team at Avail Learning Academy.
She writes and oversees the content of our adult social care courses to make sure they are up to date with current best practice, legislation and in line with CQC’s guidelines for ‘Outstanding’ care.
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Jacqueline Midgley
Jacqueline MidgleyEarly Years
Jacqueline has worked towards the goal of improving outcomes and quality of care for children in early years. She is on our early years team, writing and endorsing our courses that help empower early years practitioners – whatever stage of career they are at.
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Tim Crossfield
Tim CrossfieldClinical Health Care
Tim is an experienced educator and dual registered nurse who has worked in nursing, nurse education, higher education, further education and the private sector as a senior lecturer, programme manager, clinical assessor, IQA, end point assessor and question writer.
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Linzie Newport
Linzie NewportMental Health First Aider
Raising awareness of healthy mental wellbeing has been an important focus of Linzie Newport’s career – spanning more than 30 years. She is our Mental Health First Aider and has written our Awareness of First Aid for Mental Health course.
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Claire Fitzgerald
Claire FitzgeraldSafeguarding
Claire Fitzgerald’s commitment to outstanding outcomes for younger people began in 2005, when she completed her level 2 in early years. Since then, Claire has delivered early years care in a number of roles, gaining valuable experience as a nursery practitioner.
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Natasha Young
Natasha YoungEducation and Governance
Natasha’s passion is to inspire a lifelong love of learning. As a newly qualified teacher in 1996, she progressed quickly through the ranks to become an assistant headteacher in 2001, then a deputy headteacher in 2002. While working as a teacher, Natasha …
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