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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!

We're reducing our carbon footprint with E-Certificates

Details: Written by Laura Cottle
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Here's our top three reasons why we've moved to E-Certificates 1) They’re environmentally-friendly Did you know that every person in the UK uses just under 4.5 trees-worth of paper each...


Proudly Celebrates The Women Of Their Workforce

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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COVID-19 has put a stop to many things this year. But one still very much on the calendar is International Women’s Day, the international event that celebrates women’s achievements. Usually, the...


The Skills Network supports cancer charity, Emma’s Wish.

Details: Written by Elise Warner
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The Skills Network is proud to have supported local cancer research charity Emma’s Wish, a charity close to the company’s heart. Emma’s Wish was founded by TSN employee Carol Garner in 2014...


Meet our Software Implementation Manager

Details: Written by Elise Warner
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Say ‘hello’ to Steven Goldberg, our Software Implementation Manager here at the Skills Network. We caught up with him and listened to what he had to say. Interested? Come take a look....


The Skills Network announces community partnership with Leeds United

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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We’re proud of our ongoing impact in our local region and are absolutely delighted to announce our partnership with Leeds United College. Leeds United College is the educational foundation of Leeds...


TSN Announced as Finalist for Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Award

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is delighted to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards. We have been nominated for the ‘Companies with...


TSN and Collab Group Announce Two Winners of Peter Roberts Bursary Award 2020

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary is an award for outstanding achievement, sponsored by The Skills Network (TSN). This year Tanaya Singh of Bedford College and Shahzeb Hashmi of The Sheffield...


5 ways to help break the stigma around dementia

Details: Written by Lauren Simpkins
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This month is World Alzheimer’s Month, and we are encouraging you to join us in reducing the stigma surrounding dementia and help improve the lives of those affected by it. Why do we need to...


Olympic gold medalist says more education is needed towards mental health

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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When you think of Olympic athletes, you naturally think about the elite physical skill and mental strength they must possess to perform at the highest level. But what often goes underappreciated is...


TSN's Free LMS To Support Providers’ Online Delivery

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is pleased to announce that we are now permanently offering our online learning platform for free, in order to help accelerate a quality benchmark within the education and...


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