What is our Dream !

To provide online learning to upskillists worldwide.

Providing upskillists globally practical, quality education and learning so they can effect real world change in their lives. Providing employers the ability to upskill their employees so they can recruit and retain more staff and deliver real business ROI.






hours of content



of changing lives




What is our driving mission?

Delivering great education, accessibly and affordably, to everyone.

  • 2012 - 19

    Our previous company, Shaw Academy provided online learning to students globally with scheduled and on demand courses across multiple subjects.

  • 2020

    The Covid 19 pandemic saw huge uptake in the volumes of students taking our courses with millions signing up within months. We also significantly expanded the number of courses and faculties and launched several European language courses.

  • 2021

    A transformational year!
    In the second half of 2021, the company changed ownership, appointed a new CEO and rebranded as Upskillist. We also launched our Enterprise platform providing a competitive easy to use, one stop shop solution for SMEs who want to upskill their employees.

  • 2022

    With a new focus on upskilling people globally, we developed and launched multiple new courses focused on soft skills and enabled more on demand watching and micro courses. Our consumer and enterprise business continues to engage learners in our content and deliver certifications for hundreds of thousands of students every month.


Our Team

Our board are seasoned professionals with global experience in Educational and other companies and collectively have educated millions of students globally.

Sean Tai


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Nicholas Paine


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David Brown

Board Member

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David Lynn

Board Member

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Tara Looney

CEO & Board Member

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Join us

In helping to provide the world a better chance at upskilling, changing the lives of millions and impacting generations to come.

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