Leading educational publisher joins forces with online skills assessment provider

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Nelson Thornes and ForSkills sign partnership agreement to deliver online diagnostic assessments and learning resources for Functional Skills.

Nelson Thornes and ForSkills are pleased to announce that they have signed an exclusive partnership agreement. The agreement allows Nelson Thornes to operate as reseller for ForSkills’ comprehensive suite of online Functional Skills-ready diagnostic assessments and learning resources for English, maths and ICT, which are used nationally and internationally by schools, colleges, training providers and employers.

Nelson Thornes, a leading provider of blended learning resources for the education market, is already known for its engaging and high quality print and online publishing. Working in partnership with ForSkills, a dynamic and industry-leading e-learning business, allows Nelson Thornes to add further breadth and depth to its online offerings to meet the needs of the Functional Skills market.

“Nelson Thornes is delighted to be working with ForSkills. Their online, customer-focused solution to Functional Skills provision is a great addition to our portfolio“, said Adrian Wheaton, Publishing Strategy Director for Nelson Thornes.

“This partnership signifies great opportunities for both companies to continue providing improved content and delivery for our customers”, said Carl Gibson, Commercial Director for ForSkills.

Terms of the partnership were not disclosed.

About Nelson Thornes
Nelson Thornes is one of the UK’s leading educational publishers providing engaging and creative blended learning resources of the highest quality that support teachers and motivate students of all abilities from Primary through to Higher Education. The company offers a wide portfolio of effective print and online curriculum resources, specifically designed to raise standards of education and enhance and enrich the teaching and learning experience.

Nelson Thornes is a part of Infinitas Learning, one of the largest multimedia educational publishers in Europe. Infinitas Learning is committed to raising standards of education across Europe through the research and development of compelling resources. For more information please visit http://www.nelsonthornes.com

About ForSkills
ForSkills is a well established and innovative e-learning company which delivers a complete offering of online industry-leading assessments and resources to build skills for life and engage learners. The business provides a range of tools to help its clients to assess and motivate learners and effectively manage their learning platforms. ForSkills’ principal business areas are SkillsAssess, SkillsTrack and SkillsPortoflio. For more information please visit http://www.forskills.co.uk.

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