Skills and Education Group Impact Report 2020/21
By providing academic qualifications, funding opportunities, professional development programs, and initiatives in support of teaching, learning and assessment, and governance, the Group helps all learners to achieve their full potential, no matter their age, background, or ability.
In 2020, Skills and Education Group approached Be the Change Group to strategize, write, and design its first ever annual report, with the goal of communicating the impact of the organization over the 2019-2020 academic year. Given that the Skills and Education Group brand consists of five different entities, the report needed to be both robust and carefully structured to present the achievements of the respective brands in a clear, compelling way. Given the success of this report, we provided the same services for 2020-2021.
The impact report we developed serves multiple purposes for the Group’s audiences, including:
- Documenting Skills and Education Group’s activities, achievements, and growth, for both internal and external audiences
- Celebrating staff, recognizing members, and promoting both the Group and the further education and skills sector
- Providing a key resource to complement the Skills and Education Group annual conference, with elements from the report spun off for use as additional conference presentation materials
Having worked closely with Skills and Education Group since 2016, our team intimately understands the Group’s sector, communications team, goals, and brand. Nevertheless, we carried out a discovery process that included interviewing key members of their team, and compiling and analyzing annual reports from the further skills and education sector and other UK-based organizations.
We also compiled and assessed all data appropriate to the report, seeking out further interviews, data sets, and resources to fill any apparent knowledge gaps.
“I can attest to their commitment to helping our organisation and impact to grow exponentially. Our turnover has increased from £2.9 million to £8.5 million annually, allowing us to expand our services and positively impact more lives in and out of the UK. Undoubtedly, their hard work has been instrumental to our ongoing success.”
– Scott Forbes, Director of Member Services and Communications at Skills and Education Group