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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!

2023: What’s next for the Education Sector?

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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As we near the end of 2022, many are now looking ahead to the future of 2023 as an opportunity to set new goals and resolutions for the year ahead. At The Skills Network, we’ve been reflecting on...


So, what is online learning?

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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When you think of learning and education, what comes to mind? Do you instantly think of schools and classrooms? Well, thanks to the continued development of technology, the requirement to travel to a...


History of Education: Where it began and where it’s going

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson
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British education has come a long way over the years, evolving with every generation that passes through the corridors. As The Skills Network is always looking ahead to the future of learning, we...


Celebrating The Festival of Learning!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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The Festival of Learning is a week-long event that is celebrated annually around the country. Its mission is to highlight all the benefits of learning, celebrate the achievements of adults who have...


Free Training Courses in 2022, a Trick or a Treat?

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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*This has been updated from the original 2021 blog The Adult Education Budget (AEB) is a government-funded scheme in England which aims to engage people aged 19 or over in learning and provide them...


Gillian Keegan appointed UK's next Education Secretary

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson
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Gillian Keegan appointed UK’s next Education Secretary Rishi Sunak has scripted history this week as the first Indian heritage PM, youngest PM and first PM to be appointed by King Charles III....


Celebrating Black History Month

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson
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What is Black History Month? The UK first started celebrating Black History Month in 1987, a month dedicated to celebrating the continued achievements and contributions of Black people in the UK....


Introducing Metaverse Learning

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Working in partnership with Metaverse Learning, a leading provider of virtual training experiences, The Skills Network are thrilled to introduce a rage of immersive training environments, transforming...


World Mental Health Day – Supporting Your Workforce

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Through the turbulent and changing events of recent times, and with new statistics suggesting that one in six workers have a mental health problem, people all over the world feel the effects of poor...


Thankyou Ma'am

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson
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As the world continues to reflect on the passing of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, The Skills Network wishes to celebrate her unwavering commitment and achievements toward education. In her seventy...


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