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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!

National Numeracy Day

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Today we’re celebrating National Numeracy Day at The Skills Network, an event all about numbers and how they’re used in everyday life! Celebrated on 18th May, National Numeracy Day offers a...


All About AEB (Adult Education Budget)

Details: Written by Kate Perou
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You’ve heard us say it so many times – ‘FREE online courses’, and so often we get asked how are they be free? There must be a catch? They can’t really be free? The list goes on. But don't...


Celebrating Global Intergenerational Week

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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This week we celebrated Global Intergenerational Week at The Skills Network, a campaign connecting everyone who is passionate about everything intergenerational. What is Global Intergenerational...


Why your business should invest in green skills

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Last week we celebrated World Earth Day at The Skills Network, raising awareness of the need to protect the environment, restore damaged ecosystems and live a more sustainable life. The WHO (World...


World Health Day

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Today we celebrate World Health Day at The Skills Network! An annual event, World Health day draws attentions on health topics and concerns all over the world with this year’s theme of “our...


Women in the Workplace

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Throughout March we celebrated women, with International Women’s Day, Women’s History Month and Mother’s Day all taking place. But amidst the festivities, and despite positive steps forward,...


The Impact of UX on the Quality of E-Learning Experiences

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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As technological development continues and we enter the age of the “metaverse”, educators around the world are increasingly recognising the significance of ensuring the health of a digital...


Top CEO’s who started their careers as an Apprentice

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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As we celebrate The Annual Apprenticeship Conference this week, lets take a look at some top CEO’s who started out as an apprentice… Jamie Oliver (Famous Chef) Famous chef and founder of the...


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...


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