"Skills for Life Network is the really important source of information for everyone with an interest in Skills for Life. It's certainly the best vehicle for making sure that information on our programmes, events and services reaches the right people - it's our first choice for advertising."
Diane Thurston, Success North Centre for Excellence in Teacher Training (CETT), Teaching Development Centre, Newcastle College
"A brilliant information dissemination vehicle!"
Kate Pahl, Course Director, Doctor of Education (EdD) Literacy and Language in Education, Sheffield University
Advertise courses and services
Why advertise with us?
Skills for Life Network is a leading online information resource for everyone with an interest in learning and skills and professional development. We can offer high impact, cost effective advertising solutions to organisations looking to promote a range of courses and services, including:
- Skills for Life, ESOL, Functional Skills, Foundation Learning, Employability Skills, ICT, Vocational Training, English as a Foreign Language, Dyslexia Support, Assertiveness Training, Food Hygiene and Health and Safety courses
- Apprenticeship, NVQ and professional programmes across all vocational areas
- Teacher training, including: PTLLS, CTLLS, DTLLS, PGCE, Subject Specialist, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes
- Assessor and Verifier Awards, Advice and Guidance qualifications, Coaching and Mentoring, Leadership and Management programmes
- Short courses, consultancy and bespoke training
Our audience includes:
- Teachers, Trainers, Teacher Trainers and Senior Managers from the learning and skills sector
- Advice and Guidance Workers
The Skills for Life Network website receives 25,000+ unique visits per month, and we consistently appear in the top 3 search engine returns for 'skills for life'. We have a high importance ranking with search engines, comparing favourably with other established online educational advertising media. Our e-news update has 12,000+ subscribers, with 125+ new subscribers joining us each month.
Advertising with us will enable you to:
- Promote your courses and services to a highly targeted and receptive audience
- Raise your profile in the learning and skills arena
- Enhance your organisation's web presence and drive quality traffic to your website
- Directory Listing, email advertising and membership package
- E-News Update feature advertising
- Banner and button advertising
- Bespoke, branded email to our subscriber database of 12,000+
All costs are exclusive of VAT
Directory listing, email advertising and membership package
A listing in our Training and Development Directory provides you with year round promotion for your organisation, programmes and services.
- Your full webpage will include your logo, contact details, web address, background information on your organisation with a list of programmes/services offered, and direct links through to relevant information on your own website.
- Visitors will be able to search the Directory and access your information quickly and easily, and contact you directly.
- We'll optimise your webpage for search engines, to help raise your online profile and visibility. Our high Google importance ranking will also enhance your search engine visibility and support your online marketing.
- We promote the Directory on an ongoing basis throughout the year through our e-news updates and also via Twitter and LinkedIn, so you can be sure your listing will maintain a high profile.
Your package also includes Organisational Membership of Skills for Life Network, which gives you:
- A free advertisement for your courses, services or events. Your advertisement will feature on our website and will be mailed out in an individual email alert to our full Training and Events subscriber database (10,500+).
- Use of the Skills for Life Network logo on your promotional literature and website.
- Email query support and advice from our team. We can help with issues and queries around areas such as: programme delivery, including Apprenticeships and functional skills; inspection; assessment and accreditation; staff qualifications and continuing professional development (CPD); funding your provision; recruitment of staff and of learners; resources to support teaching and learning; online marketing for your courses.
Annual listing, including email advertising and Organisational Membership: £195
To take out a Directory listing, email advertising and membership package go to our Membership page.
E-News Update main feature advertisement (limited availability)
If you are looking to raise awareness of your products, services or events, a high profile feature advertisement in our e-news update, mailed out to our entire database of 12,000+ subscribers, will guarantee you a large and highly targeted audience. Your advertisement will:
- feature in the prime position in the e-news update
- also be mailed out in an individual email alert to our full subscriber database
- include your logo, graphics and attachments such as application forms as required
- link directly through to your website
- will feature in the main News section of our website homepage
- will remain on the site for 30 days
To view a sample e-news update feature advertisement (Trinity College London teacher seminars) click here
Feature advertisement: £295
Feature advertising space is limited, so please book early to avoid disappointment.
Banner and button advertising
A top of page banner or button advertisement is ideal for timed promotions of new products, services and events. Your banner will appear at the top right hand side of every page of the site. A button advert will appear at the top right hand side of the site homepage.
- Main site banner - appears at top right of every page on the site: £395 per month
- Button advertisement - appears on the site homepage, above the News section: £195 per month.
Bespoke, branded HTML email to our entire database
This option offers an unrivalled opportunity for you to put your products and services in front of a large and receptive audience of key decision makers. We can send a HTML email on your behalf to our entire subscriber database of 12,000+. You can send your mailing to us as an HTML file, or alternatively we can design and lay out the mailing for you. The cost is £1,200 if you supply your own text/graphics. This is discounted to £1,000 per email if you book two or more emails over the year.
If you don't currently have a website, our design team can develop one for you - whether you just require a site with a couple of pages, or a more comprehensive, feature rich site. Contact us for a free, no obligation discussion and consultation.
How to advertise
If you would like to advertise with us, or if you would like more information on advertising options, please use our enquiry form or telephone 01609 748900. If you would like to take out the Directory listing, email advertising and membership package, go to our Membership page.