Breakthrough Learning

Breakthrough Learning

At a glance


  • Children / families
  • Education
  • Learning disabilities / difficulties
  • Mental health
  • Training / employment support
  • Young people

Other details

Geographical remit: 
National - England


Breakthrough Learning is a charity working with children and adults to develop their learning and thinking skills, helping them to succeed in the rapidly changing 21st century. 

Our team uses a technique called Mediated Learning. This involves using human intervention (e.g. a teacher, parent, carer, peer - a mediator) to select, focus and organise information and stimuli for the benefit of a student.


We provide 1:1 or group interventions, workshops and training courses for parents, carers and schools.

We teach people how to become more effective learners by helping them:

  • to work systematically
  • to plan and develop strategies
  • to look for relevant, reliable information
  • to draw on previous experience
  • to construct coherent, logical answers validated by solid evidence

When people are able to control their thinking and their emotions, they become more effective learners. And, over time, more effective learners develop more independence, better social integration, improved mental health and, experience greater success in their work and social lives.


Our charity charges fees for intervention and training and workshops.  We also fundraise in various ways to enable us to run our charity.  We have run pilot and intervention studies in collaboration with the University of Reading to develop evidence based studies about this approach and its impact on children's learning.


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