New funded level 2 Open source IT qualification set for launch


Awarding body TLM and leading IT certification provider Future Cert (representing LPI for UK and Ireland) have joined forces to address IT skills shortages by developing a new level 2, fully-funded IT qualification.

Launching at the Apprenticeships4England Apprenticeships Conference, the TLM Certificate in Open Systems Management enables apprentices to gain both an academic qualification and an industry-recognised IT Certification.  Aimed at employers and apprenticeship providers, the new qualification is fully-funded with £941 of funding from the Skills Funding Agency available[1].

TLM is part of the INGOT family of Awards and is regulated by Ofqual and recognised by the DfE for offering high quality STEM-based qualifications in the UK.  The new TLM Certificate in Open Systems Management is built around the LPI Linux Essentials Professional Development Certificate.  LPI is the world’s leading provider of Linux training and certification.  TLM uses open source technologies to reduce the cost and burden of administration for teachers so they can maximise teaching time.

Future Cert Managing Director, Bill Quinn, says: “Employers are in urgent need of IT professionals with high level knowledge and skills in Linux operating systems which power many of the world’s leading technologies.   This exciting new qualification provides exactly that and combines academic study with Certification which is recognised and validated by businesses and organisations the world over.  It is ideally suited to IT sector Apprenticeship providers looking to grow or complement their existing portfolio.” 


For further information, please contact:

Julie Parmenter

Elephant Creative

T: +44 (0)1981 251820 / +44 (0)7775 715936

E: [email protected]

About Future Cert

Future Cert representing the Linux Professional Institute is a leading, recognised provider of Linux certification across the UK and Ireland.

[1] Subject to criteria