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800,000 Lives Changed

Back in November of 2013, New Skills Academy was founded, based on a single question - ‘What do you want to learn?’. Eight years later, this fledgeling company has become one of the fastest-growing online learning platforms in the world. 

Offering a wide variety of categories and courses, New Skills Academy takes great pride in putting the needs of the student first. No matter what age, stage of life or dreams you have, we’ve got a course and an option for you.

As a result, the people have spoken, and in 2021, we have officially reached the 800,000-student mark. This is truly a remarkable milestone, and, as always, we would like to thank and celebrate every student who came to us to change their lives.

New Skills Academy aim to cater to every need and make the learning process as convenient as possible without ever compromising on standards and credibility. 

So how did we get to 800,000? We’d like to think it’s a combination of things. 


With over 800 courses and 20+ course categories, we pride ourselves on offering as wide a variety as possible. From dog grooming to accounting and everything in between, we have something for everyone. 

Our course categories include Admin/Secretarial/HR, Animal Care, Beauty, Business, Computing, Education, Entertainment, Fashion & Design, Finance, Fitness, Food Safety, Health & Safety, Horticulture, Hospitality & Tourism, Language Courses, Medical, Personal Development, Sales/Marketing, Social/Care, Vocational/Hobbies, and Writing. 

Syllabus quality

Our courses and lesson plans are designed and developed by experts and are detailed and robust while still being easy to understand. This combination of accessible yet credible content is something we pride ourselves on and it seems as if our students feel the same way. 

Multi-platform access 

All courses are available on multiple platforms and can be accessed at any time convenient to the learner. In today’s demanding world, most of us need to fit studying into every free moment and can’t study full-time, which makes this feature a very attractive one. 


We have a support team available to each student throughout their journey with us and they’re able to answer any questions and address any concerns. 


Our courses are created by experts and are also CPD approved, which means they cover everything they’re supposed to and that you’re gaining credible knowledge that will increase your ability and prospects in your chosen industry. 

Awesome students!

While these characteristics play a huge role in achieving our recent milestone, we would be nowhere without our loyal and devoted student base. 

We would like to thank every one of them for contributing to our growth, and their happiness and satisfaction is why we do what we do. 

So, what is it about New Skills Academy that makes our students so happy? Who best to hear it from than the students themselves.

Here are some of the glowing reviews from Trustpilot, where we are currently rated 4.9 out of 5 in terms of positive feedback. 

Dorota Puzniak

5 stars: Excellent

“This is it!!! Great course with good materials!! After completing the course, you know literally everything, and you can immediately start practising or even working. I am so happy that I have bought another course. I recommend New Skills Academy !!!!”

Emma Coles

5 stars: Excellent

“Great course! Great website, great informative course divided up into manageable modules, a separate section to write your notes. Would highly recommend it!”

Michael Simcock

5 stars: Excellent

“Great courses, with easy to understand content and regular self-review sessions to make sure you've taken in the information. The ability to walk away and come back when life gets busy is very helpful and you can always review previous chapters to catch up on where you are at.”

Tracy Wright

5 stars: Excellent

“Dropped on a pet first aid course on Groupon and decided to give it a go. Thoroughly enjoyed it and found it so easy to access and navigate. After finishing I booked 2 more courses through New Skills academy. Found them so informative and got some offers after through email. I will be booking more, they're brilliant!!!!!”

You can also find reviews on our website, so please do take a look for yourself. 

We would like to thank every student for their continued support and for helping us all grow together to reach our goals.


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