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Celebrating Our 2023 Learners at The Skills Network

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson |

Looking back on 2023, we can’t help but feel incredibly proud and a teeny bit smug about the inspiring achievements we’ve seen from our learners. Thanks to our expertly developed and employer-led free online courses, we’ve helped upskill thousands of individuals and businesses across the UK. Whilst we are beyond chuffed to play a small part in somebody’s learning journey, whether it be a career change or simply adding new skills to a CV, our fantastic learners truly deserve the recognition. This short blog will reflect on some of our wonderful learner success stories spanning our government-funded Skills Bootcamp programmes to free qualifications in England and Scotland. Get ready to set your study goals or make a fresh start with funded courses and exciting career opportunities with The Skills Network in 2024.

Our Chief Executive Mark Dawe shares his pride and well wishes to all 2023 learners:

“As a fully online education and skills organisation, we help tens of thousands of students achieve qualifications through our high-quality resources and amazingly dedicated staff.

With Skills Bootcamps tutorial sessions running in the evenings and weekends and 24/7 access to our incredible online learning resources, we fit around the busy lives of our students rather than the students trying to fit around our schedule. We even had significant amounts of work being submitted on Christmas day!

After completing a course with The Skills Network, our learners often go on to do great things- whether it be getting their dream job or progressing onto further learning pathways, we couldn't be prouder to have helped them get there.

The number of students we are supporting grows every year, and if you read some of our feedback, it is clear to see why.

A well-deserved congratulations to all our 2023 learners.”

Skills Bootcamps: Learners of 2023

Have you ever asked yourself ‘are Skill Bootcamps worth it?' Keep reading and see for yourself.

What are Skills Bootcamps?

Joe, Careers and Employability Advisor at The Skills Network shares a few of his 2023 stand-out learners from our national government Skills Bootcamps programmes. Thanks to their hard work, commitment and dedication, these stand-out learners have gone on to secure employment within a new sector.

As a dedicated Careers Advisor at The Skills Network, Joe works closely with our Skills Bootcamps learners to prepare and support individuals with their job search after completing a Skills Bootcamp.

Careers and Employability support from The Skills Network includes:

  • 1 to 1 virtual careers advice tailored to your unique needs
  • 1 to 1 virtual job searching session to help you find your new role
  • Weekly employability workshops covering the labour market, transferable skills and resilience job searching
  • Bespoke CV, cover letter, portfolio and LinkedIn advice to best showcase your knowledge, skills and experience
  • Mock interviews to help you nail those tricky questions

Let’s take a closer look at some of Joe’s standout learners from 2023…..

Francesca- Level 3 Skills Bootcamp in Digital Marketing

Francesca used her teaching background in English and Media Studies to secure a role as a Social Media Marketing Manager for an online education provider.

Level 3 Digital Marketing Skills Bootcamp online

Learn more about our Skills Bootcamp in Digital Marketing

Emma- Level 3 Skills Bootcamp in Care

Emma enrolled on the Skills Bootcamp in Care to upskill herself within Safeguarding processes and communication methods to secure a SEN Educational Support Worker role within a college - her interview feedback was brilliant.

Level 3 Care Skills Bootcamp online

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Skills Bootcamp Eligibility

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Free Online Courses in England and Scotland: Learners of 2023

2023 also saw thousands of individuals and businesses from across England and Scotland upskill for free with one of our expertly developed online courses.

With over 40 online courses with certificates to choose from, you could be one of our future stand-out learners in no time.

We have proudly supported over 1.6 million learners over the past decade and we help you develop skills for life to progress in your career.

Start your funded learning journey today

But don’t just take our word for it!

Check out some of our stand-out funded learners from 2023…..

Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Children and Young Peoples' Mental Health

Read more about free courses in England

Read more about free courses in Scotland

No matter what unique learning journey our learners embarked on in 2023, they all had one thing in common. Every single one of our incredible learners accessed their e-learning content through our award-winning online learning management system (LMS) called EQUAL. With EQUAL, learners can access learning content whenever and wherever suits them best!

Learn more about EQUAL

The beautiful thing about learning is that nobody can take it away from you

Mark Dawe CE at The Skills Network continues….

“It can sometimes be unnerving that we don’t meet the vast majority of our students.

However, the feedback we get from our students, their engagement with our assessors and tutors, and the great outcomes they achieve, give us the confidence that we are providing the education and support they require.

Having said this, we are not complacent, and our staff work tirelessly to continually improve the experience for every student, so their learning enables them to be successful- not only in their course but also in their working lives.”

A huge congratulations to all of our 2023 learners.

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