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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!

Enhancing Customer Service Skills – The Skills Network and Kier’s Approach to Transformative Workforce Development

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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“Customer service shouldn’t be just a department. It should be the entire company.” – Tony Hsieh We know – any other cliché management quote would also fit the above bill! But let’s put...


Six Top Tips for Studying Whilst Working: Advice from a Learner Support Advisor

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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Completing further studies whilst working either full-time or part-time can certainly present a challenge! How am I going to find the time? Will studying this course set me up for burnout? Will I be...


Introducing Our 21st Century Apprenticeships

Details: Written by Jessica Thompson
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The Skills Network is always on the cutting edge of education, providing a unique learning delivery model, market-leading educational content and second to none learner support. We have undertaken a...


The Skills Network Celebrates "Good" Ofsted Rating!

Details: Written by Jessica Thompson
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The Skills Network's "meticulous market research and expert product development has ensured the company is able to deliver high quality online learning on a national scale" Ofsted 2018. Following...


Our top tips for staying motivated throughout your distance learning

Details: Written by Jessica Thompson
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We can appreciate that sometimes staying motivated during a course can be difficult, especially when you must balance work life and family life alongside it. This is why we\'); ve decided to put...


The Skills Network is continually working towards maintaining a high standard of quality

Details: Written by Jessica Thompson
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The Skills Network is continually working towards maintaining a high standard of quality. In order for us to achieve and maintain Direct Claim Status (DCS) for all of our qualifications we are...


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