18
DEC
2015

2018 Performance Tables

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TLM has once again made the cut for the 2018 performance tables from the DfE.  Ths means that our qualifications are deemed rigorous enough to be equivalent to GCSE.  Given that the GCSE IT is now being withdrawn, this means that our qualification is a viable alternative.  We also have construction and engineering (smart product design and manufacturing) qualifications on the list.  TLM is now the only AO (Awarding Organisation) with a progression route in IT from L1 to L2.  We also have entry level IT which leads to L1 and will soon be submitting a L3, so we have the complete IT journey for learners.  All of it is based on our idea to free the teacher to teach using cloud based systems and on demand moderation and exams.

08/01/16 – Just to update this, we have also had our Linux based qualification accepted on the 16-19 Performance Tables as a Technical Certificate.  The qualification is a L2 qualification but is designed to prepare learners for the Linux Professional Institute Linux Essentials exam.  This is a real world and practical qualification which will lead to a dynamic career in IT as Linux and Open Source are the fastest growing needs in IT at present.  We have companies who are crying out for students with Linux skills.  The next qualification from LPI is the LPIC I.  We are developing a L3 qualification for this which will allow progression from the L2.

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Started work for TLM in August 2014, having known Ian Lynch for many years and collaborated on a number of open source projects and initiatives. Working with Moodle for a number of years after teaching IT to A Level for 10 years.

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