About us

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 Be-a Education & New Skills Academy.

Just three short years later, this small,privately owned business has helped over 30,000 people gain new qualifications with a broad range of instruction from anywhere in the world. When it comes to online schools, there are plenty, but at New Skills Academy we distinguish ourselves amongst the competition.

In the short time that Be-a Education & New Skills Academy has been opened, we have created 140 different courses to cover 22 different categories. This means you can study retail banking, dog grooming, or even go to our cupcake academy.

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 out 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!


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 IAO and 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.

They also have accredited courses from iatp, The CMA , iirsm and ROSPA. 


Be-a and New Skills Academy were honored to have been named the best small to medium size business in the UK at the Best Business Awards 2016, along side this award our owner won the prestigious Outstanding Personal Achievement Award. 

In early 2017 they were also honored to be named Outstanding Business at the 2017 Global Business Awards. 

New Skills most recent award has been this summer where they won the FB Group Best E-Business Award at the recent SME Hertfordshire Business Awards.

Why choose us

Having partnered with Reed to sell our courses for over 3 years we have had hundreds of testimonials and reviews - We've listed a few below.

Admin, Secretarial & PA Diploma (Level 3) –CPD Certified 

I think the Admin and PA Diploma course is absolutely terrific. It gives candidates the chance to develop their skills in the PA and Administration field along with gaining some valuable personal skills along the way.

It has given me the boost that I needed to be considered for different job roles in the Administration field and without this my CV would not look as good to potential employers. Giving people the chance to succeed at something they really want to be a part of makes this course brilliant in every way. The layout of each module is set out superbly ! - Ashleigh B - 5/5

Payroll Management and Systems Diploma - CPD Certified 

I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone starting out or wanting to progress in a payroll role.

Having recently started a role in the payroll department I felt I needed to gain knowledge from as many sources as possible.

I found this course to be thorough, easy to understand and the website easy to navigate. It gave me a much greater understanding of payroll systems, the legal obligations of an employer and HMRC guidelines.

I would thoroughly recommend this course to anyone starting out or wanting to progress in a payroll role.

Wendy Spencer - Bradford-on-Avon

Teaching Assistant Course (Level2) – CPD Certified

I have access to this information forever

A brilliant course which was very informative and I really enjoyed it. Very difficult test at the end so you do really need to read through every module to do the test and pass it.

I will be recommending it to all my friends for sure. The bonus is I have access to this information forever. So I can revisit it anytime I like, how great is that??? I think its amazing personally. Jay Harper - Lichfield

Estate Agent Diploma Level 3 - CPD Certified

I learnt so much

Found this course online and I advise anyone who is looking to get into property to do the online estate agency diploma course! I learnt so much and happy to say I have officially passed! 10/10 - Rachel Evans - London

HR Management Diploma Level 2 - CPD Certified

I would recommend it to anyone working in HR or looking to get into HR

Easy to use! Fantastic! It has massively helped me whilst I have been working in Human Resources.

I couldn't ask for anything better.

I can't wait to start another course with you! Definitely worth every penny and I would highly recommend I was also able to brush up on my excel knowledge too which is really imperative in my role.

Before I started the course I had little knowledge on how to use Excel I am now a Excel wiz! Such a fantastic course I would recommend it to anyone working in HR or looking to get into HR - Eva Stenson - Solihull


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