Supporting learning with well-developed study skills

When we think about learning, we often only consider the end goal of what it is we need to learn. However, each new learning experience, whether that is changing school, transitioning to further or higher education, starting a new qualification or apprenticeship, or any other CPD training we might undertake throughout our careers, brings with it different challenges or barriers to learning which we must first overcome in order to achieve a successful outcome.

Employability must start with accessibility

As a fellow of the Institute of Employability Professionals, Dan Howard has contributed to the latest IEP Journal covering why accessibility must be central to employability efforts.

Putting the Government’s plan for jobs into action

With the furlough scheme coming to an end on 31st October, we may begin to see the truest picture yet of the economic fallout and the impact on jobs as a result of coronavirus and extended periods of lockdown. Although it has been shown that young people have been disproportionally affected by coronavirus related unemployment, […]

5 Reasons why you should be using an e-portfolio

An e-portfolio is a secure, digital version of traditional paper-based storage files. They allow learners to upload a range of evidence, including video, sound, or image files, throughout their qualification or apprenticeship. E-portfolios can easily be accessed anytime, anywhere with an internet connection by the learner, their tutor, assessor, manager, and internal quality assurer. Using […]

Digital inclusion will be essential for our economic recovery

With the forthcoming essential digital skills qualifications soon to be included as part of apprenticeships and delivered to many digitally excluded adults, we’re taking a look at why it’s more important than ever before to close the digital skills gap.

Skills Builder upgrades – making your life easier

Our eLearning software is under constant review and the Skills Forward team is continually adding new features, reporting tools and resources to ensure that our software delivers what your organisation and your learners need. Here are just some of the exciting Skills Builder developments that are live or coming soon that you should know about ahead of September.