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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!

Kit Malthouse becomes Education Secretary

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Amid a period of political turbulence and following the appointment of Liz Truss as Prime Minister, Kit Malthouse is appointed as new Education Secretary. The move comes as James Cleverly steps away...


Hardwired for social connection in the digital age: Why investment is needed in remote operations

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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The pandemic ignited a digital-first revolution, with the sudden change in lifestyle inducing a long-term societal shift never before seen, with the move to digital living in the pandemic occurring at...


Celebrating International Literacy Day

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson
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What’s International Literacy Day 2022 all about? Can you imagine navigating life without the ability to read and write? Wiping out illiteracy around the world is what International Literacy Day is...


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...


The skills in demand in your region!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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At The Skills Network, we're passionate about our market insights! Consistently monitoring the market allows us to offer the highest quality and most inclusive learning provision, made accessible for...


5 thoughts to reflect on this A-level results day

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson
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After a long wait, young people around the country get their A-level results today! With recent research highlighting that between 15% and 35% of young people experience results day anxiety, The...


Celebrating Global Never Give Up Day

Details: Written by Kate Hutchinson
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In the iconic words of record-breaking baseball player, Babe Ruth, “It’s hard to beat someone who never gives up”. Never Give Up Day is celebrated annually on August 18th. It is a global...


Unlocking Potential: Study Programmes

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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In 2013, the DFE (Department for Education) introduced Study Programmes; a compulsory vocational provision for all young people aged 16-19, designed to develop knowledge and skills and create...


What is levelling up and how is it going?

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Early this year, the Government unveiled the Levelling Up White Paper, hailed as a plan to “transform the UK”. The flagship Levelling Up paper included twelve bold national levelling up...


The AAT Syllabus is Changing - Here's What You Need to Know

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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In September, AAT (Association of Accounting Technicians) is launching its biggest syllabus update in two decades, introducing four new themes...


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