The Skills Training Network turns
a sea of opportunities
into opportunities you can see

Set up your own “store front” today. You’ll be up and running in no time.

Joining the Skills Training Network

Benefits of the platform

Being part of our centralised referral service provides an efficient way of helping training providers to:

  • connect with prospective participants
  • advertise their programmes
  • receive and manage applications and referrals
  • manage interactions with prospective participants, schools and referral agencies
  • plan and manage their programme numbers 
  • ensure that their referral/application processes are fair and transparent

Criteria to joining STN 

Accessing Skills Training Network products and services is open to any training provider who can demonstrate that:

  • you deliver quality assured employability and vocational training programmes, with a UK source of validation or accreditation
  • you are in a sub-contractual relationship where your courses are being delivered on behalf of national or local government 
  • you have sufficient legal and financial status to demonstrate the ability to support the delivery of short and long term training programmes 

Your obligations

To take full advantage of the benefits of working with us, there’s the expectation Skills Training Network providers will:

  • cooperate with us in all matters relating to the services, and participate, wherever possible, in meetings of members and partners
  • keep all key contact details up-to-date
  • make sure course and provider data is complete, accurate, and up-to-date
  • ensure data security measures exist in line with GDPR criteria, and employees, contractors and agents comply with the Data Protection Act 2018 principles


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Frequently asked questions

The Skills Training Network is, “the UCAS of employability and vocational training courses”. A one-stop shop for exploring and applying to courses that will build your skills, grow your confidence, and support you to find work.

As a course provider, you can create your own “store front” where you can list your courses and make it easy for people to apply.

Applications can be made directly through the Skills Training Network. These will appear in the Dashboard section of your account menu and will include the applicant’s Name, Email Address and Phone Number. You’ll also receive an email notification with the same information.

The Leads section of your account menu is where you can collect more information about applicants and track their status throughout the course.   

What makes the Skills Training Network unique is that it empowers course providers to manage their own course details to ensure that all information is accurate and up-to-date.

To change or update course details, just go the My Programmes section of your account menu. Find the course you want to update then click Edit. This will direct you to the course details where you can easily make changes. Once you’ve made the necessary changes, click Save.

It’s important that you keep all course information up-to-date to prevent void applications.

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