About Us

Welcome to New Skills Academy – Part of the Be-a Education Family

In November of 2013, a single question was asked: ‘What do you want to learn?’ From there, a vision was born of comprehensive, high quality, and affordable online course availability. The name behind that vision was New Skills Academy.

When it comes to online schools, there are plenty, but at New Skills Academy we distinguish ourselves amongst the competition with our dedication to your long-term goals.

If you are entering a job market for the first time, or seeking a new career, we will provide you with the fast and efficient online support you need to make your dreams a reality.

Our expertly designed courses, detailed lesson plans and student testimonials all attest to the fact that we take great pride in our course offerings and provide only the best for our students.

Whether you are studying retail banking, dog grooming or even our cupcake academy, New Skills Academy has the tools you need to advance as a professional in your chosen profession.

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Freedom to Study

Offering a broad range of course options is a good start, but we envisioned so much more for our students. We take great pride in offering our students the ability to study anytime, anywhere, and it is our belief that an award winning business would settle for nothing less.

Often, people dream of pursuing a degree or certification but never find the time to follow through. We know life gets busy, which is why our customers can take our courses online from anywhere while still working. Students can access our courses from a PC, mobile phone or tablet; this means you can learn anywhere you go.

Once students access our courses, they are offered up to date subject information for a lifetime!


Learn with Confidence

Our students’ reputation matters, which is why all of our online courses have been reviewed and certified in partnership with qualified industry experts. For added security and peace of mind, all of our courses have been approved by CPD. We welcome these reviews because we believe in our students, their interests, and ability to pursue and learn any new skill they may desire along the way.

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Multi-Award Winning

New Skills Academy are proud to say that we are a multiple award winning company.

We have won both local and global awards in such categories as Best E-business, Outstanding Business, Family Business, Small Business and Entrepreneur of the Year.

As well as awards for the company as a whole, our co-founder, Chris Morgan, has been honoured for his hard work and dedication to bringing e-learning to individuals across the globe. He recently won both the Business Person of the Year award at the Hertfordshire Business Awards and Family Business Entrepreneur of the Year at the NatWest Great British Entrepreneur Awards.

We really do feel proud that our business’ aims and ambitions have been recognised in the positive light we had always hoped for.

The whole team at New Skills Academy are over the moon with this massive morale booster and are resolute on striving forward with an even stronger and more determined approach in the future.

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Supporting Teens Unite

New Skills Academy and Teens Unite have recently established an amazing partnership between our two organisations. Since New Skills Academy is a place to pursue personal and professional development, Teens Unite will now be able to use the valuable content and courses we have in place for the young people that they support.

We will also be working closely with Teens Unite to help support and link our content with the workshops that they hold.

You can find out more about our partnership here.


Key Personnel

Ian McClelland Ian McClelland
Harriet Harriet
Beth Beth
Chris Ramshaw Chris Ramshaw
Head of Education
Selena Selena
Head of Content
Victoria Victoria
Jamie Jamie
Head of Marketing
Natalie Natalie
Digital Marketing
Rauridh Rauridh
Lydia Lydia
Digital Marketing
Paul Paul
Commercial Director
Brett Brett
Student Support Director
Zoe Zoe
Student Support Executive

Student Support

Michelle Michelle
Russell Russell
Clare Clare
Sheryl Sheryl
Naomi Naomi
Lauren Lauren
Sam Sam
Jas Jas


Emily Emily
Mo Mo
Christa Christa
Robbie Robbie
Lynn Lynn

Employee of the Month



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What Buster lacks in formal qualifications he makes up for with enthusiasm. He is always ready to assist, especially with our pet related courses. Buster is a valued member of the New Skills Academy team.



5a Frascati Way, Maidenhead,


0845 259 0244
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