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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!

Free eBook Available - 6 Tips for Addressing Mental Health in the Workplace

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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Research shows that in the UK, one-third of staff don’t feel comfortable approaching their manager about mental health problems.   This can be very worrying, given that one in six staff will...


The Skills Network delivers Apprenticeships speech at RMT Learning Conference

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network was delighted to speak at RMT’s ‘Learning Project’ conference last Thursday at The Earl of Doncaster Hotel. RMT Learning are the training arm of RMT (The National Union of...


Now Live! – New Online Features For Students

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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We’re excited to announce that we’ve just launched several new features to our online courses. Whether it's a course in event planning, accounting or dementia care, these new tools will enable...


TSN Shortlisted for ‘Training Provider of The Year’ at the TES FE Awards 2020

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is proud to reveal that we have been shortlisted for 'Training Provider of The Year' at the TES FE Awards 2020. The TES FE Awards recognise the outstanding individuals and...


TSN recognised as 2019 ‘Large Business of The Year’

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) was absolutely delighted to be recognised as the ‘Large Business of The Year’ last week at the 2019 York Press Business Awards. The award celebrates TSN as the one of...


TSN Shortlisted for 2020 Bett Award

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted as a finalist in the 2020 Bett Awards. We are finalist for the ‘Higher Education or Further Education Digital Services’...


TSN Named as Finalist for ‘Learning Provider of The Year’ at the 2020 Learning Awards

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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We are very excited to announce that The Skills Network (TSN) has been shortlisted as a finalist for ‘Learning Provider of the Year’ at the 2020 Learning Awards. The Learning Awards represent the...


TSN Announces Training Contract with Trades Union Congress (TUC)

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network is delighted to announce that we have secured a national training contract with Unionlearn and the Trades Union Congress (TUC), to become the preferred provider of funded distance...


TSN and Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) shortlisted for ‘Collaboration of the Year’ Award

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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We are very proud to announce that The Skills Network (TSN) and our awarding organisation partner Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) have been shortlisted for the ‘Collaboration of the Year’ Award...


TSN Shortlisted For Two Excellence in Business Awards

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is proud to announce that we have been shortlisted for two awards in the 2019 Yorkshire Post Excellence in Business Awards. The Excellence in Business Awards celebrate the...


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