Happy New Year from Dan Howard

Happy New Year from everyone at Skills Forward! The past year has seen some wonderful changes at Skills Forward and we’re looking forward to 2020 even more as there are lots of new and exciting things to come.

As it’s the start of the New Year, it’s important to remember the fundamentals. English and maths are vital skills that everyone deserves to develop. As learning isn’t a one size fits all process, we offer diagnostic tools, various assessments, and interventions as well as resources to support your delivery. The diagnostic tools help identify gaps in learners’ knowledge and create a positive learning experience whilst enabling teaching and delivery to be targeted to their individual needs.

One thing that we will definitely be celebrating this year is our 15th birthday at Skills Forward and all of the fantastic milestones in our history. We started life in 2005 as the first digital assessment solution for learners, and have grown year on year since then.  We have launched many products in this time including our Skills Builder assessment in 2007 and Skills Portfolio in 2009. In 2012, NCFE and For Skills joined forces to provide a collaborative Functional Skills offer.

By 2016, our relationship with NCFE had grown even stronger and we became part of the NCFE family.

One of the major changes over the last 15 years has been the increased use of digital technology in the education sector – we have always tried to stay ahead of the game by making sure our eLearning platform is filled with the latest and most up to date content to keep our learners engaged at every step on their journey.

Some of our major achievements in the past year have included our rebrand from For Skills to Skills Forward and improving our product portfolio alongside it. We’re constantly looking for ways to improve our products and our customer experience, and we hope we make even more improvements this year to make everything easier for you.

This year, you can expect more exciting news on our upcoming product launches including our Skills Review and an upgrade to our Skills Portfolio software which we hope you will love as much as our current product portfolio.

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