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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!

Introducing The Generational Divide!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Today we launch our brand new trend report The Generational Divide! And we’re pretty excited about it… The UK job market has experienced a historic period of transformation over the last two...


Celebrating National Careers Week - Top Ten Interview Tips!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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National Careers Week is a celebration of careers guidance and free resources across the UK and to celebrate, here at The Skills Network we’ve pulled together some top tips on how best to tackle...


Celebrating International Women’s Day!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Today at The Skills Network, we’re celebrating International Women’s Day and with 212 of our 315 strong workforce identifying as a woman, we know how important this day really is! What is...


Is sustainability the fourth functional skill’?

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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As AELP hosted their first-ever Green Skills Summit in February sponsored by The Skills Network, it grows evermore clear that there is a need to integrate a “fourth functional skill” into mass...


Here's why we're your perfect match this Valentine's Day

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Today we’re celebrating Valentine’s Day at The Skills Network, so here are three reasons why we are your perfect match for staff training and upskilling this February. Our insights: The...


The Value of an Apprentice

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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The number of job vacancies in October to December 2021 rose to a new record of 1,247 from the pre Covid-19 levels seen in January to March 2020. Now, with employment falling by almost half a million...


‘Levelling up’ - Has an optimistic proposal missed the mark on skills training?

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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From talks of widespread devolution and the recognition of skills in socio-economic development, the ‘levelling up’ white paper offers an optimistic view on opportunities development but questions...


Skills Bootcamps: Everything you need to know

Details: Written by Kate Perou
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Following on from the Government’s £3bn investment in skills development, there’s been a lot of talk in the press, and within the education sector about Skills Bootcamps. With this amount...


The Benefits of Accountancy Skills

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Upskilling more than 35,000 learners in the UK each year and operating in more than 30 countries around the world, The Skills Network offer over 30 bookkeeping and accountancy courses with a pass rate...


7 Ways Learning Can Help with January Blues

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Blue Monday has famously been coined the most depressing day of the year since 2005. Falling on the third Monday in January, Blue Monday represents short, dark winter days where the celebrations of...


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