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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!

We've changed...

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We’ve had a makeover! We’re very excited to introduce you to our new brand, driving our new vision of transformative learning, sustainability solutions, and making online learning the most...


Free Training Courses, a Trick or a Treat?

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The Adult Education Budget (AEB) is a government funded scheme which aims to engage people aged 19 or over in learning and provide them with skills and knowledge to help them to progress in their...


The Autumn Budget – Thoughts from our Chief Executive

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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With today’s Autumn Budget announcement revealing a boost of investment for the education and skills sector, our Chief Executive Mark Dawe gives his thoughts on what this could mean for the...


What are Green Skills?

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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With COP26 due to begin at the end of the month, we’ve been thinking about green skills. Green skills are skills that are needed to support a sustainable society and recent research, in...


How The Skills Network is taking on Climate Change

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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With COP26 due to take place at the end of the month, talks of the climate crisis are hot. The global UN summit, being described as the most significant climate event since the 2015 Paris Agreement,...


Hey North East, upskill and develop with The Skills Network today!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Hey North East, looking to upskill in your region today? With 48 fully accredited training courses available for free through government funding, upskilling with The Skills Network could help you take...


Are you a College, Training Provider or ACL service? We’ve got you covered.

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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With 2021/22 well underway, now more than ever it’s critical that you have the best system and online resources in place to support your learners. The Skills Network is a leading provider of...


Hey North of Tyne, we’ve got something for you - Get skills smart here!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Hey North of Tyne! Looking to progress your career today? We have something to help! With 48 fully accredited and expertly developed training courses available in the North of Tyne for free through...


The importance of mental health support and funding within the education sector

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Mental health awareness is an integral skill to have, especially in the education space, and the wellbeing of students and teachers alike must be placed at the centre of the education system. The...


Hey Tees Valley, let’s get skills smart today!

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Hey Tees Valley, are you looking for progression or employment in your region? With 48 fully accredited and expertly developed courses, free through Government funding, and tailored to the demands of...


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