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About Us

Find out more about Skillsfirst and our team

About Skillsfirst

Skillsfirst is a regulated awarding organisation and approved End-point Assessment organisation.

We design and develop qualifications and assessments which inspire people to fulfil their personal goals and drive their careers forward.

Our passionate and talented team have an in-depth understanding of the world of work-based learning. We use this knowledge every day to deliver simple, seamless service with the learner at its heart.

We are exceptionally proud to say that more than 400k people have achieved a Skillsfirst qualification since our launch in 2010. 

If you are interested in working in partnership to deliver or embed qualifications or apprenticeship in your business, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

The Skillsfirst Team

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Customer Service Team

Product Development Team

Business Development Team

Finance Team

End-point Assessment Team

Compliance Team

Myra Wall - Managing Director and Responsible Officer


Myra launched Skillsfirst Awards Ltd in 2008 with the mission to develop and deliver qualifications that would have a significant impact on the employability prospects and career trajectories of individuals in a wide range of industries, using her own knowledge and experience from previous senior roles in the adult learning sector.



Starting an enterprise from scratch required Myra to personally strategise and oversee every aspect of the company, including finance, regulatory compliance, sales, and client and partner relationships, while simultaneously planning for every possible contingency. Myra now adopts this holistic approach while assessing projects and initiatives, in order to identify development areas and conceive and implement viable, effective improvements.



Myra strongly believes that a business is nothing without its people. Over the last ten years she has hand-picked and continually mentored a talented, passionate team, each and every member of which has proved crucial to the on-going growth of Skillsfirst.

Fraser Ingham - Sales and Marketing Director


Fraser joined Skillsfirst having previously worked for two of the largest awarding organisations in the UK.



He has extensive knowledge of both vocational and general education, leading teams that have supported the successful delivery of qualifications in the UK.

He has also collaborated frequently with key stakeholders as new qualifications and initiatives have been introduced.



Cheryl Collett - Operations Director


As Operations Director for Skillsfirst Awards, Cheryl possesses over 20 years continuous experience of working with one of the largest awarding organisations within the vocational education sector; encompassing quality, compliance and investigative work, in addition to managing and overseeing various teams and stages of delivery providing customers with a high level of customer service.

Cheryl has also been involved in several national projects, both improving upon and developing quality assurance systems.