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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!

The Great Resignation: How the pandemic has catalysed career change

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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November has seen almost a quarter of workers actively planning to change employers within the next few months, with many planning to resign due to burnout caused by the pandemic. Our recent Skills...


What is an AAT qualification?

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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An AAT qualification is an accountancy qualification from the Association of Accounting Technicians, offering practical, internationally recognised finance and accountancy training and opening the...


Anti-Bullying Week

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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As we support Anti-Bullying Week this week, let’s find out what it’s all about! Anti-bullying week is an annual event in the UK, raising awareness of bullying in children and young people...


Highlights from COP26

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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After two weeks of negotiations in Glasgow, COP26 has come to an end. The highly anticipated event continued late into the night on Saturday as leaders in final talks battled for conclusions. The...


How to select a skills development partner

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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As technology in the workplace continues to change the face of working life, business leaders across all industries must provide employees with training in these highly demanded skills Partnering...


Celebrities Combating Climate Change

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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As our world leaders enter the second week of COP26, the rich and famous from around the globe have been pledging their allegiance to the climate action cause. Let’s take a look at some of the...


Men's mental health

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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With every three out of four suicides in the UK being by men, the need to talk about men’s mental health is at an all time high. In recognition of Men's Health, communities around the country are...


What to expect from COP26

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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With more than 190 countries joining together in Glasgow this week for an event that’s being described as a “turning point for humanity”, COP26 is a big deal… So what is it? For nearly...


We've changed...

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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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...


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...


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