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Awarding and End-point Assessment Solutions

Why Skillsfirst?

Learner First

Like our customers, the learner is at the heart of everything we do.  Together we do all we can to help them succeed.

Our People

Our friendly and approachable team have an in-depth understanding of the world of work-based learning. They are the people which make the difference to our customers on a daily basis.


The needs of the UK economy are ever-evolving. We work with employers and sector experts to develop products and services that help learners find, sustain and progress in employment.  

Your Expectations

You require excellent service, products and systems that meet your needs. We offer all of the above and more.

Don't just take our word for it...

Flexible, responsive and a true partner. Skillsfirst just get it - they understand the needs of learners and employers and the importance of accreditation to the learning process.


Sandra Kirkham
Group Managing Director
Progress to Excellence Group


After being in the Work based Learning Business for nearly 30 years, it was a genuine surprise to find an Awarding Organisation that understood completely the sort of issues that affect our business. Service from Skillsfirst has been exemplary and we feel we have a true working partnership between us .

Rosie Ross
Quality Director
Key Training

The support and guidance from the Skillsfirst team has been invaluable with equipping delivery staff with the knowledge and confidence to prepare for End-point Assessment. The attendance of team meetings, standardisation and training sessions by Skillsfirst staff has helped to develop excellent working relationships and ensure that the delivery of the new apprenticeship standards is in line with the End-point Assessment requirements.



Rhys Robinson
Work Based Team Leader
Learning Unlimited

Skillsfirst News & Twitter

Level 5 Lead Adult Care Worker Standard - Update

Skills for Care have advised us that the assessment plan for the new Level 5 Leader in Adult Care Apprenticeship Standard has still not been published by IfATE. This is due to a delay in the funding band being approved and signed off by the Minister.   Skills for Care have also confirmed that the current SASE framework – the Higher Apprenticeship in Care Leadership and Management (for England) (level 5) will therefore be extended for a further six months until the funding band has been agreed.    In line with this, we have also extended the end date for our current HSC5 Skillsfirst Level 5 Diploma in Leadership for Health and Social Care and Children and Young People's Services (England) (RQF) qualification until 31 July 2020 to allow centres to continue registering learners on this framework.

New Well-being qualifications

Visit our qualifications page to check out our two new Well-being qualifications:   Skillsfirst Level 1 Award in Ways to Maintain Personal Well-being (RQF) and Skillsfirst Level 1 Certificate in the Principles of Maintaining Personal Well-being at Work (RQF)  

Level 2 Early Years

We are delighted to announce that the new Skillsfirst Level 2 Early Years Diploma (RQF) is now availble for registrations! Visit our qualifications page to find out more...      

Skillsfirst 10th Birthday

We celebrated our 10th Birthday with a rooftop garden party, customers, suppliers and partners attended to mark this special occasion. 

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