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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!

Recognising Loneliness Awareness Week

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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This week we’re recognising Loneliness Awareness Week here at TSN. Following a year of lockdowns and self-isolation, we understand how important it is to raise awareness of those living with...


Men’s Health Week – thoughts from our FD on Work life balance

Details: Written by Eleanor Lodge
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"Work life balance; is there still such a thing? In the digital age we have access to everyone and everything constantly. I therefore believe that the concept of a work life balance is out-dated;...


Meet our two new executive directors

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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We’ve welcomed 47 new recruits this year, including Sian Thomas, executive director for international and Paul Wakeling, executive director of curriculum and quality. Sian will lead our...


International Nurses Day 2021

Details: Written by Kelly Worsnop
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HAPPY INTERNATIONAL NURSES DAY! 👩‍⚕‍👨‍⚕‍ Created by the International Council of Nurses (ICN) in 1965, International Nurses Day is held on the birthday of one of the world’s...


Ten TSN tips for life after learning

Details: Written by Laura Cottle
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So, you’ve completed your qualification – Congratulations! Now what? If you’re feeling slightly puzzled about what to do next, you’re not alone, so we have devised ten TSN tips for life...


Six things you need to know about Advanced Learner Loans

Details: Written by Laura Cottle
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One of our most frequently asked questions is what actually is an advanced learner loan? What could this mean for me? Look no further… we are here to set the record straight. When you hear...


Debt Free London & The Skills Network

Details: Written by Laura Cottle
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Debt Free London are a unique partnership of charities led byToynbee Hall, and they provide free advice and support to Londoners facing money problems and debts. Before COVID-19, there were more...


One Year On: The best things we’ve learnt about working remotely

Details: Written by Laura Cottle
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In some ways it’s been the longest year, but in others we can’t quite believe it’s been a whole year since the nation was put into the first lockdown. It’s fair to say that we’ve...


Ten TSN Tips for returning to work after furlough

Details: Written by Laura Cottle
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Here at TSN, we know how challenging the past year has been for many and as the Retail and Hospitality sector are finally able to open their doors, we want to give our top 10 tips for those returning...


Brewdog and The Skills Network launch employee learning academy

Details: Written by Laura Cottle
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As part of this scheme, the brewing company has also launched an apprenticeship scheme training 30 of its current employees in leadership skills Online learning solutions provider, The Skills...


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