The Learning Machine

Specialists in innovative regulated technical qualifications

We at The Learning Machine Ltd (TLM), are passionate about developing qualifications which are available to all, empowering learners to achieve their full potential. We provide a range of Ofqual and QiW Regulated qualifications accessible for all abilities.

Popular qualifications

Essential Digital Skills Qualifications

Essential Digital Skills

TLM Essential Digital Skills qualifications (EDSQs) at Entry Level and Level 1. These qualifications are automatically funded for adults who don’t have the basic digital skills they need for life and work.

Digital Functional Skills Qualifications

Digital Functional Skills

TLM DFSQs will enable students to initiate and participate in digital and online activities safely in the workplace and in other real-life contexts. The qualification will be available for delivery from 1st August 2023.

Cyber Security Qualifications

Cyber security

The TLM Cyber Security Qualifications have been created in order to meet the needs of a society that faces an ever more detailed and sustained attack on their privacy and personal data.

IT User Skills Qualifications

IT User Skills

The incredibly popular TLM It User Skills qualification suite. From Entry Level to Level 3. The large unit bank allows centres to explore a range of digital software making a learners' journey unique.

Live, Work and Well-being Qualifications

Life, Work and Well-being

The NEW TLM Life, Work and Well-being qualifications, from Entry Level to Level 2. With a wide range of units including Self Development, PHSE, British Values and Finance/Numeracy.

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Latest news

DfE: Research on Generative AI in Education & How Schools and Colleges can meet IT Service and Digital Equipment Standards

23rd February 2024

Department of Education Conducts Research on Generative AI (GenAI) in Education “The Digital Strategy Division in the Department for Education (DfE) asked HM Government’s Open Innovation Team (OIT) to explore…

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Digital Functional Skills – Get Started

24th October 2023

TLM Qualifications is delighted to inform you that we have now passed Ofqual’s technical assessment for Digital Functional Skills (DFSQ). Digital Functional Skills joins our Essential Digital Skills qualifications as…

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Welsh Schools – Earn up to 92 performance points with TLM IT User Skills

3rd March 2023

The TLM IT User Skills Qualifications are available for certification in 2023 and 2024, see here. Performance points for Level 1 Certificate to Level 2 Extended Certificate. Working closely with…

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It has been really refreshing to have so much support from an exam board and before anyone asks, no I am not on commission, just dead impressed and in this game that does not happen very often.

Jon Williams

The Park Community School

I love the qualification (IT User Skills) and how supportive and knowledgeable the staff at TLM are. Our learners struggle with emotional and mental health and the cohort is constantly changing with new students arriving/leaving. The ability to enter students for individual units assist their ability to access qualifications.

Sam Harris

Kettlebrook Short Stay School

The qualification suits our learner groups and gives our learners the necessary skills to progress into further courses or employment.

Ecaterina Bright

Haringey Adult Learning Centre