15
JUN
2017

Industry Ready

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Here at TLM we have always tried to work with partner organisations to make sure that we offer the right qualifications to fill the various industry needs.  various companies help us in the development and support of qualifications which makes them far more rounded and...
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18
OCT
2016

Vendor Certification

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Much of the direction in qualifications of late, or maybe it was ever thus, is toward more employer involvement.  In the post-16 space there has been a big push towards apprenticeships and trailblazers, which TLM have been involved with where appropriate.  Going...
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21
SEP
2016

Baseline 2.0

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The Baseline Test will soon have a 5th version of the test, which means that the "Class of 2014" have just started the final phase of KS3.  We have one more test in April of 2017 which will mean a test every 6 months for the 2014 KS3 process.  The creator of...
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26
JUL
2016

“It’s not rocket science” – Actually, it is!

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My great friend and mentor Ian Lynch, on top of the many other achievements he amassed, was an excellent physics teacher.  Many years ago he wrote a book about his love of particle physics called Tales from the Microcosm.  The book was an extension of tales he...
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12
MAY
2016

TLM is Industry 4.0 Compliant

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There is a great deal of talk and writing, if you look in the right places, about the next wave of industrialisation known as Industry 4.0.  Put very simply, this is the digitisation of industry at all levels.  The best example of this is in the uptake of 3D...
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04
MAY
2016

Hey, you, get onto our cloud!

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Apologies to the Stones for that play on their song.  As promised, we have been working behind the scenes to develop a qualification that is relevant and suited to the day and now offer a Level 3 IT qualification with a focus on cloud based systems and services.  It is...
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14
APR
2016

The ECDL Article

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A recent article in TES, which was picked up by other media outlets, highlighted some of the concerns in education about “gaming” the system.   Since the article relates to vocational IT, we thought it was worth TLM writing a brief response to outline our...
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04
FEB
2016

Flavour of the month

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One of our experienced assessors from a school in Bristol, Donna Hay, has recently moved from teaching to support teachers on a PGCE programme and also work with an organisation that helps with development of apps, Apps for Good. Donna has combined both of these roles and created...
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03
FEB
2016

It’s the real thing!

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We have partnered for some time with an organisation called Prodigy Learning which offers the MOS Certificate (Microsoft Office Specialist).  If students take this suite of supported materials, they end up with an official Microsoft certificate.  That is undoubtedly...
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21
DEC
2015

Clouds on the horizon

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A new survey reveals that the cloud is still uppermost in CEO's minds going forward. TLM are keeping with these trends as far as possible within the confines of the DfE restrictions of the development of new qualifications, but do offer cloud focussed IT qualifications with...
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