The Sheffield eLearning Service had its origins in the Sheffield City Learning Centres.
Sheffield City Learning Centres were created between 2000 and 2003 by the government as part of the then Excellence in Cities Programme. They were part of a series of nationally significant technology projects in Sheffield and beyond during that decade. For example, the South Yorkshire eLearning Project was the biggest rollout of a learning platform in Europe when it was launched. CLCs were a very significant partner on that project, helping thousands of local children to gain technology qualifications. The City Learning Centres were based at Newfield School, Myers Grove School, Notre Dame High School, City School and Yewlands School.
Since 2011 the CLCs have been moving towards a traded service model and now work with schools as the Sheffield City Council eLearning Service.