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Welcome to The Skills Network new blog page - we thought we’d give you a little introduction to what this page is all about.

Firstly, this is where you’ll find all our latest news, opinions, comments and insights into anything from the education world, to mental health and even tips on how to manage your study time (we make it fun, we promise!) Our blogs are all written by us and we try to keep them relatively concise, although we do love a longer read on the odd occasion! We can, however, guarantee that we will keep this relevant and of interest to you. We love to write and give our insights into the changing educational world, as well as shouting about all the great brands we already work with. This page can offer you a quick ten minute lunchtime escape or indulgence into data insights, so sit back and enjoy our new shiny blog, just waiting for you to come and read!

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The Skills Network company timeline
  • 2009 - Launched into the market with only three qualifications. Secured partnerships with five Further Education (FE) colleges.
  • 2010 - Reached 35 members of staff. Began to pioneer vocational training in the health and social care sector.
  • 2011 - Began development of online 'EQUAL Learner Management System (LMS). Published our first paper-based learning resource.
  • 2012 - Daniel Wilson, James Earl and Rachel Kay joined TSN, now our - Commercial Director, Education Sales Director and Partnerships Director. Reached over 100 staff, now supporting over 6,000 learners.
  • 2013 - Introduced the award-winning EQUAL learning platform into the market. Launched our 'Essentials' product range.
  • 2014 - Awarded Matrix Standard and Investors in People. Achieved International Award for EQUAL system. Launched published learning resources into private training market.
  • 2015 - Began working with New awarding bodies - AAT, ILM and CACHE. Voted third in Top 100 SMES in North Yorkshire.
  • 2016 - Awarded first direct Education and Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) contract. Now supporting a landmark 5,000 organisations.
  • 2017 - Opened our London office. Shortlisted for Best Use of E-Learning and Best New Training Provider at AAT Awards.
  • 2018 - Achieved level 2 'Good' Ofsted rating. Supported over 30,000 learners in one year.
  • 2019 - Celebrating our 10-year anniversary. Have now helped over 195,000 people to achieve a recognised qualification!

The AAT Syllabus is Changing - Here's What You Need to Know

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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In September, AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is launching its biggest syllabus update in two decades, introducing four new themes...


Celebrating Good Care Month

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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July 2022 is Good Care Month in the United Kingdom, headed by the H.C.P.A the awareness month aims to uplift the profile of the social care sector and highlight key opportunities for career prospects...


6 Things to Achieve this Summer

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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Do you have FOSH? Fear of the Summer Holidays. The average parent hears, 'I'm bored', and 'Can I watch TV?' more than 400 times during the summer holidays. (1) As the bell rings on another school...


Celebrating World Youth Skills Day

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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World Youth Skills Day is a national day established by The United Nations in 2014, recognising the importance of equipping young people with skills for employment, decent work and...


What is CPD and why is it important?

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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What does CPD stand for?...


James Cleverly becomes Education Secretary

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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James Cleverly is announced as Education Secretary, following the resignation of Michelle Donelan after just 35 hours in the job. Amid continued political change, James Cleverly who is MP for...


The Power of Staff Training on Retention and Performance in a Turbulent Job Market

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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After years of political, social and economic disruption, UK Government officials alongside industry leaders from across the nation are searching for resolution to instability. With widespread...


Building Quality Online Experiences for Learners: A Poem

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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We recently attended the AELP National Conference 2022, where our CEO Mark Dawe ran two workshops around "Building Quality Online Experiences for Learners". During these workshops, we asked the...


The AAT syllabus is changing: Are you ready?

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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AAT is launching it's biggest syllabus update in two decades and we're here to support you with the transition... This week we teamed up with FE News to bring you a livestream talking all about the...


Carers Week: The Benefits of Digital

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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Carers Week is an annual campaign raising awareness of the care sector and highlighting the challenges unpaid carers face throughout the country. In the UK alone, 1 in 8 adults are carers, equating...


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