IR35 training. Tailored to your business, easy for your team.

We make IR35 easy to understand, so your team can be confident and your business compliant. Reduce business risk with a tailored IR35 training course created by our experts.


Fulfil your training requirements with always up-to-date IR35 eLearning from the experts.


per user/month, billed annually (inc VAT)

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  • Intuitive IR35 training platform
  • Modules designed by the industry experts
  • Certificates of completion for your team members and your organisation
  • Suitable for all knowledge levels
  • Learn & refresh at your own pace with 24/7 access
  • Yearly training with always up-to-date modules


Your exhaustive knowledge base of IR35 content, including videos, articles and exclusive webinars


per user/month, billed annually (inc VAT)

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Everything in Train, plus:

  • Your complete IR35 knowledge resource
  • Exclusive articles and video content
  • Live webinars delivered by the experts
  • On-demand webinars always available
  • Q&A opportunities during live webinars
  • IR35 newsletters & latest industry information
  • Stay up-to-date with the very latest news

How does
IR35 Academy work?

How it works and what you need to do, we've got the answers to your common questions right here.

Meet current HMRC guidelines

To meet current HMRC guidelines, organisations affected by off-payroll working should have “robust training in place for employees who will need to understand and operate the rules”.

Why does my team need IR35 & off-payroll training?

Without fully understanding IR35 and off-payroll, hiring limited company contractors can pose significant risks to your business.

Skill up your hiring team to HMRC's standards with our IR35 & off-payroll training courses, designed by the IR35 experts.

IR35 can be tricky. We break down what HMRC expect you to know, and combine it with knowledge unique to your business so your team can hire confidently.

IR35 training

What does our training cover?

Our comprehensive training modules cover every important aspect of the legislation starting from the basics, including the origins of the rules, understanding the difference between IR35 and off-payroll, who is affected and who is exempt. We examine how status is accurately determined, and best practice for IR35 assessments.

We also provide a bespoke module generated based on your business type, giving you clarity on how IR35 and off-payroll affects your organisation, how to manage responsibilities across the supply chain, and meeting reasonable care.

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Feature Train Complete
Training Dashboard
Invite your team
Training designed by experts
Suitable for employees and managers
Certificate of completion
Self-directed learning
Articles & video classes
Live exclusive webinars
On demand exclusive webinars
Q&A opportunites for webinars
Newsletters & industry information

We're at the cutting-edge of employment status case law

We frequently co-defend IR35 investigations and assist in IR35 tax tribunals, this means IR35 Shield is always at the cutting-edge of employment status case law. This, combined with our extensive experience, means IR35 Shield and therefore our training material is always up-to-date.

Choose your plan

In case you're wondering Here's some FAQs, or you can talk to us for more info.

IR35 Academy and its training material has been designed to help teams meet reasonable care, and is suitable for hiring firms, consultancies, agencies and contractors.

IR35 Academy can scale to the size of your team so, as a manager, you can train yourself and invite unlimited team members to train alongside you. The IR35 Academy is suitable for individual training, which means it works for contractors, too.

Of course! IR35 Academy can scale to the size of your team so, as a manager, you can train yourself and invite unlimited team members to train alongside you.

Our pricing is simple. It's £10 per user per month on the 'Train' plan and £14 per user per month on the 'Complete' plan. Our billing is annual and work on a pro rata basis. This means that billing automatically updates as expected when adding and removing users.

Yes you can, and it's easy. Within the platform, you can invite team members and add seats, and the billing will automatically update and charge accordingly on a pro-rata basis. You can also remove (archive) team members if they no longer need IR35 training, so if team members leave your business, you can archive them accordingly.

Please note that once a user has been archived, they can no longer be invited to the platform.

Users will need to refresh their training yearly, as per examples in the recent HMRC guidance.

IR35 is a tricky subject, however our experts have made learning it as easy as possible. IR35 Academy delivers 3 modules for most teams, consisting of learning slides and approximately 10 questions each.

Our platform is available 24/7 allowing learners to go at their own pace. Based on average usage, a single module should take around 20 - 30 minutes to complete.