Current student number tested on free Baseline Computing Test: 195,372
We are The Learning Machine Ltd (TLM). TLM is an Awarding Organisation regulated by Ofqual and QiW, the regulators for qualifications in England and Wales. TLM is endorsed by eskills, the Sector Skills Council for Business and IT that ensures qualifications meet the needs of industry and employers. Other supporters include Mott MacDonald, RICS, Seddon Construction, OpenUK, NAACE, Mirandanet, Cisco, UKFast and the European Commission.
TLM is responsible for developing and managing a broad and innovative family of qualifications. The most popular of these qualifications is the Qualification for IT Users, the ITQ, based on industry standard needs for IT. This is referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for broader industry acceptance.
We also produce a range of qualifications in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths) based subjects such as ICT, Computing, Rocketry and Robotics, Building Information Modelling or Smart Product Design and Manufacture that provide headline points in the KS4 performance figures which are supported by free on-line guidance and resources.
All of our qualifications are based on learners passing a coursework element, with grading options available through on-line examinations for performance table points. We offer on-demand examinations and moderation of coursework with constant support and feedback. Our range of qualifications are also fully progressive with routes from Entry Level through to Level 3.
The TLM business model is based on freeing up teacher's time by providing the resources to create useful learning support systems that are free and easy to use and administer. We provide a free on-line Markbook and assessment tracking system. The TLM learning site provides free monitored blogging, e-portfolio and qualification evidence management for coursework, progress tracking and reporting. There are some links to support website with sample exams and ideas for supporting coursework. More detailed guides and videos about our systems and services can be found here.