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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!

Olympic gold medalist says more education is needed towards mental health

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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When you think of Olympic athletes, you naturally think about the elite physical skill and mental strength they must possess to perform at the highest level. But what often goes underappreciated is...


TSN's Free LMS To Support Providers’ Online Delivery

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is pleased to announce that we are now permanently offering our online learning platform for free, in order to help accelerate a quality benchmark within the education and...


TSN Launches Online Diagnostic and Curriculum Planning Tool

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is excited to announce the launch of the first subject specific ‘Online Diagnostic and Curriculum Planning Tool’ of its kind to support the further education sector....


How to move your post-16 tutorials and traineeships online for 2020/21

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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With so much uncertainty and disruption to classrooms, it has been difficult for many learning providers to deliver their key post-16 tutorials in recent months. This has especially been the case for...


The Skills Network Appoints New Chief Executive

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is proud to announce the appointment of Mark Dawe as our new Chief Executive, with effect from 17 August 2020. Mark has spent the last 4 years as Chief Executive of AELP (The...


TSN Awarded Best Companies ‘Ones to Watch’ Status

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) has been awarded the Best Companies ‘Ones to Watch’ accreditation, recognising the strong levels of employee engagement at the company. Accreditations from ‘Best...


Apprenticeship Student Danielle Achieves Distinction During Covid-19

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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Despite COVID-19 causing disruptions to teaching and learning across the UK, The Skills Network (TSN) has continued to support students and employers with their Apprenticeship training via online...


TSN steps up during COVID-19 by offering free course packages

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is providing free online course packages in mental, physical and financial health, to support people during the COVID-19 pandemic. TSN believes that by studying during...


The Skills Network is Re-accredited To The Matrix Standard

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is proud to announce that we have been re-accredited with the Matrix Standard. The Matrix Standard is a unique, international quality standard, for organisations who provide...


TSN Sponsors Peter Roberts Bursary for a Second Year

Details: Written by Benjamin Atkinson
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The Skills Network (TSN) is delighted to sponsor the Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary for a second year running. The Peter Roberts Collab Group Bursary is an academic award for outstanding...


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