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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!

Hey Cambridge and Peterborough, it's time to get SKILLS smart!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Are you from the Cambridge and Peterborough region and looking to progress in your current role OR find exciting employment opportunities? With 48 fully accredited FREE training courses available...


The Skills Gap Trend Report is here!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Discover the skills most in demand today so you can upskill yourself and your staff to drive your business development. With a 230% increase in the demand for mental health skills since 2016, 22% of...


Apprenticeship Levy – What’s it All About?

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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What is the Apprenticeship Levy? In April 2017 the Government introduced a levy tax for employers who were paying a wage bill of over £3 million per year. This initiative made it compulsory for...


A-Level Results Day 2021 - Our guidance on why an apprenticeship could be your next step

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Now that results day has arrived, here at The Skills Network we know that deciding on your next steps after finishing school or collage can be daunting. So, today we’re exploring your options with a...


Flexi-Job Apprenticeships – Why They Are Lacking Flexibility

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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Following the introduction of the ‘flexi-job’ apprenticeship scheme, Josh Hill, Director of Apprenticeships at The Skills Network explains why this doesn’t go far enough and why the focus should...


Learner Case Study - Level 2 Mental Health

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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"I feel very proud I have this qualification in my portfolio and I am really looking forward to completing the level 3 in due course." BACKGROUND: I chose to enrol on this course after Government...


Project Kestrel goes live with The London Fire Brigade

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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We’re excited to announce our partnership with The London Fire Brigade, to launch project Kestrel! Project Kestrel offers frontline security staff the opportunity to access fire awareness...


TSN Partners with The Landmark London

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Following a difficult year for the hospitality sector, we are pleased to have partnered with the Landmark London hotel to offer 200 hotel employees free access to a Level 1 Mental Health Awareness...


6 TSN Study Tips!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Here at TSN we know a lot about learning so today we’re offering six TSN tips on how to stay on track while studying! Make a plan and get creative: With exams and deadlines looming, having a...


Happy World Music Day - Launching The People's Playlist!

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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Happy World Music Day from TSN! From improving the immune system to increasing cognitive function in children, here at TSN we know that music is big. Research from across the globe is shedding...


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