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

Introduction Workshop Dates for Essential Digital Skills

23rd August 2022

Dates available for September, October and November.

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New Dates for Support Workshop for Essential Digital Skills

16th February 2022

New workshop dates for March and April.

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New Dates for Introduction Workshop for Essential Digital Skills

26th January 2022

New dates for February and March.

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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