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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!

Rackham Primary Case Study: TSN Supporting Schools to Access Mental Health Training

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN), in conjunction with the YMCA Trinity Group, has helped 36 staff and parents from Rackham Primary School in Ely, Cambridgeshire to access a funded level 2 mental health...


TSN launches partnership with Sodexo to raise awareness of mental health in Universities

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is very proud to have launched a strategic partnership with Sodexo, the world’s largest services company, to improve mental health awareness in schools and universities...


Four tips to help you care for a relative with dementia

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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There are currently 850,000 people in the UK living with dementia. When a relative is diagnosed with dementia, many family members decide to become carers in order to provide their parents, siblings...


TSN Secures Contract to Deliver Online Learning to 5,000 People in Botswana

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) has won a three-year international contract with Botswana's largest business school to provide online learning technology and content to over 5,000 students. We are extremely...


What Does Mental Health Mean to You?

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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In recent years, we have seen the topic of mental health increasingly discussed within mainstream media. Rather than simply being discussed in the context of the latest news report covering the most...


TSN Prevails As Top North Yorkshire SME

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) has been recognised as one of the highest performing SMEs in North Yorkshire in 2019, having taken the number four spot in this year’s BHP Top 50 SME List. TSN are proud to...


TSN and UNITE: Supporting Nissan Staff to Access Funded Training

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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This week, The Skills Network (TSN) are supporting the launch of a new partnership between our trade union partner Unite the Union (UNITE) and Nissan. The new partnership will enable Nissan employees...


TSN and Collab Group Establish Peter Roberts Bursary To Support Students

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) are pleased to announce, that in partnership with the Collab Group, we have created the annual Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary. This new award will recognise the...


Five Tips for Working with Children with Autism

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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Regardless of your role, working with children with autism can be incredibly rewarding. You can make a huge difference to the lives of these children and feel a real sense of accomplishment when...


Employee Focus: Katie's Story - 10 Years of The Skills Network

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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With the experience of our learners at the heart of everything we do at The Skills Network (TSN), naturally, Learner Support is at the very core of our operations! At TSN, we provide learners with...


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