All the R&D training and support you need in one place


Best option for individuals working alone or in small teams without support from colleagues.

£200 +VAT per month

  • 1 user
  • 3 R&D Helpline queries per month



Best option for small to medium-sized teams of R&D specialists operating under one brand or business.

£250 +VAT per month

  • 3 users included
  • 10 R&D Helpline queries per month
  • £50+VAT per additional user



Best option for large organisations with multiple profit centres, regional offices or brands.

BESPOKE  per month

  • Minimum 25 users
  • Scalable R&D Helpline queries per month
  • Unlimited team size


All online training courses and resources
Claim Support at £195 + VAT per hour
Customer forum
Live webinars
Participation in HMRC consultations
Website assessed against Good Practice Marketing Standard
Listing in members directory
Automated training reports
Support for multiple offices

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Member Benefits

With the right training you will:

  • Feel confident in your decisions
  • Keep up with all of HMRC’s changes
  • Have consistency and quality control across the breadth of your team
  • Be welcomed by a community of peers
  • Rest easy knowing you are qualifying, preparing and submitting claims properly
  • Have comprehensive wraparound support if you receive an enquiry

Most of all, you’ll know you’re providing the very best R&D service to your clients because you’re getting the very best R&D training.

Our training is:


Covering a breadth of R&D topics, we add more every 3 months.


It’s video-based courses broken into smaller, modular chunks.

User friendly

We use animation to explain core concepts.


You can assess yourself, and your team, with post-course assessments.

A multi-use platform

You can add and remove learners, view their results and set-up automated reporting

Here's the low down on our R&D tax relief training.... in 100 seconds!

You'll get access to hands-on support from our experts

Join a community of like-minded R&D advisors

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Use the slider below to select how many seats you need in your membership.

Number of Seats

2 seats

Price per month:


  • Cost per seat 100 +VAT
  • 24/7 access to training
  • Helpline support with courses and claims
  • & all our other member benefits
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The R&D Community Prospectus

Our prospectus contains a summary of all this information including courses, pricing and our support and community benefits.

If you need to consider your options, or get others in your team onboard with joining, this free booklet gives you everything you need.

Questions & answers

Access to our training is usually immediate when you sign up. Occasionally we may need to manually finalise your accounts on our training platform, in which case you might be delayed by an hour or two, or until the next working day. If that’s the case, we’ll email you to let you know that everything’s in place and ready to go.

Access to our Helpline and Claim Support services is dependent on you completing our Anti-Money Laundering checks. If you have urgent support needs, we can work with you to complete these on the same day that you register, so we can begin your support immediately.

At present, courses are only available to members of The R&D Community. We plan to make some of our courses available for individual sale later in 2024, so sign up to our newsletter to be among the first to find out when these are available.

Yes! You can take our free training course An Introduction to R&D Tax Relief to experience our training for yourself.

If you want a demo of our admin features and other elements of the training platform, we’d be happy to provide one if you get in touch.

We don’t offer Helpline or Claim Support on a free trial basis, as we have to complete Anti-Money Laundering checks before we can offer any advice or support.

When you sign up, we’ll invite you to an onboarding call with our team. During the call we’ll demonstrate the platform to you, and explain all the key benefits of membership and how to access them. If you need help with a specific task or R&D claim, you can let us know what you need during this call.

If you don’t have access to a company credit/debit card, we can invoice you each month instead. Our invoices include links to GoCardless, which allows you to set up a convenient Direct Debit from your bank account. Your membership will start as soon as payment is received for your first invoice.

To arrange this, please use the Live Chat or get in touch to let us know that you’d like to sign up and pay by monthly invoice. We will then get in touch to ask for the information required to set up your account.

When you sign up you and any other users in your membership will be sent log in details for our training academy.

We’ll also email you to invite you to an onboarding call with your team, and to invite you to complete our Anti-Money Laundering checks. Once you have completed the AML checks you can then access our Helpline and Claim Support services.

If you’re interested in becoming an Enterprise member of The R&D Community, feel free to reach out to us and we can discuss your bespoke training requirements. We may be able to design video-based training courses that are tailored to your specific needs.

Your subscription is based on a rolling 30-day contract. This means at any time after joining, you can give notice and we’ll end your membership 30 days later.

If you’re looking for short-term support with an R&D claim or enquiry, feel free to get in touch. If our Claim Support service has capacity we are sometimes able to offer support to non-members.

Our Philosophy

Raising standards in R&D tax relief

We’ve had enough of the good guys being the underdogs of R&D tax relief. When advisors take standards and ethics seriously, that should be a compelling selling point, not a disadvantage!

Our philosophy is to share our knowledge and help as many compliance-minded R&D advisors as possible. The more knowledge we share with you, our members, the harder it is for R&D cowboys to win business at your or your clients’ expense.

Like you, we want to see higher standards in the R&D market. That means more transparency, accountability and training – and ultimately regulation.

How much could you earn?

When you train up your team and get the support you need, you'll have the skills and capacity to take on more R&D claims clients. Use the calculator here to estimate the return on your investment.

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This calculation is indicative – the actual ROI will depend on individual factors outwith our control.