Technology Triumphs

Making creative qualifications accessible to all

Distance learning courses for young people- working towards formal qualifications in creative and practical subjects.

Enrolment open for April 2024 start on Payment Plan Option

Immediate Enrolment Open all year around.

If you are new to home education, you may well feel a little overwhelmed about the provisions for your young learner and how to best assist them towards achieving their qualifications. Please don’t panic, know that you are not alone. You will likely soon find out that the Home Education community is amazing – especially in terms of generosity when it comes to sharing knowledge and information. Technology Triumphs is no exception to this and is only too happy to offer general advice, guidance and perhaps just a little reassurance, when it comes to guiding your learner towards qualifications – if that is indeed a route you want to pursue.
Company Founder, Pip, also Home Educates her 2 children and feels passionately about supporting the community that she is very much a part of, in whatever way she can. Please feel free to reach out if you would like a general and informal chat about what your options are and the different ways in which you can help your learner to fulfil their potential as well as the different routes you can explore towards gaining qualifications.

If you are not new to Home Education, then you are probably already well aware that there are unfortunately a lot of limitations and restrictions for non school attending children when it comes to achieving formal qualifications in creative and practical subjects. This is exactly why Technology Triumphs was established in 2018.

We believe that all young people should be afforded the same opportunities in life, and our company ethos is to;

“Make creative qualifications accessible to all”


The very valid choice to home educate should not result in learners being denied the opportunity to gain qualifications in subjects that they feel passionately about.
Unfortunately, many young people can be denied access to their preferred provisions, generally due to the inability or unwillingness of providers to provide flexibility that would ensure inclusivity. But that’s where we come in.

At Technology Triumphs we provide Ofqual-approved Level 1 and Level 2 qualifications to young people who might not otherwise be able to access these through more conventional educational channels. Courses that have been independently approved under the awarding body NCFE and that allow learners to learn at home, in their own way, at their own pace without the pressure of deadlines.
Learners complete their courses at home, from anywhere in the world, with the online support of a dedicated team who really are rallying to ensure that your young person achieves their qualification. The course is entirely portfolio assessed which removes the cost, inconvenience and worry of sitting an exam.

Whilst our courses are not GCSE’s, they are GCSE level qualifications, and since 2018 we have had an increasing number of learners report back to us that colleges have been accepting these qualifications in place of GCSE’s to gain access to creative and practical courses, such as Catering and Computer Design. This is not just because of the level and title of the qualification, but also because of the strength of portfolio that learners are able to build due to the quality of our course provisions. Our 2022 survey cited 88% of learners had been able to use their Level 2 qualification to gain access to college with the other 12% not yet being of an age to apply.

When you enrol onto a Technology Triumphs distance learning course, you will receive the following:

  • Engaging content given electronically in the form of workbooks
  • Access to a designated Course Assessor who provides you personalised, motivating and encouraging written feedback
  • Pre-Filmed tutorials to allow for flexible working
  • Membership to dedicated Facebook Community groups
  • Online support from a Qualified Teacher
  • Termly awards with prizes and certificates
  • Registration and Certification (and ALL exam fees included) with the exam board, NCFE.

Some quick facts about Technology Triumphs:

  1. As of 2023, we have learners accessing our courses from 14 different countries.
  2. The majority of our team is made up of home educating parents (as well as qualified teachers).
  3. Academic year 2022-23, Technology Triumphs invested over 50% of its profits back into the home educating community.
  4. Academic year 2022-23 Technology Triumphs created over 100 hours of free content.
  5.  In 2023 Technology Triumphs was nominated for several awards:
Kent Women in Business:
  • Community Award - Nominee
  • Women in Education - Runner Up
  • Entrepreneur of the Year - Finalist
FSB Kent:
  • Diversity and Inclusivity Award- Finalist
NCFE Aspirations Awards
  • Centre of the Year - Nominee
  • Against All Odds - Gabriella Fox - Winner
Whilst we are a small team, we are absolutely dedicated and pride ourselves on being able to give as personal and affordable a service as is possible.

You can find out more at the team in the 'Our Team' section.

***FREE Courses ***

We recognise that achieving qualifications can prove costly. Especially if you have more than one child to make provisions for. This, alongside the current financial climate has resulted in us looking at other ways that we can help families and young people along their learning journey. As a result Technology Triumphs regularly funds courses and provisions throughout the year that we give away to our community. You do not need to be enrolled onto a ‘paid for’ course to access these provisions and there really are no strings attached.

Please see 'Our Courses' for details on all of our Free provisions.

Details of all available courses and how to book can be found in the 'Our Courses' page.

Pip Rothwell

Founder and Managing Director

Pip worked as a DT teacher and head of department in mainstream schools for over a decade before setting up Technology Triumphs in order to help young people achieve creative qualifications from home. Before she went into teaching, Pip worked as a Communications Officer for Kent Police and held various roles in the NHS including within Recruitment and HR. Pip also has 2 sons whom she home educates and is constantly looking for new ways to support the community she is very much a part of.

Jo Austin

Social Media Squirrel and Creative Consultant

Jo Austin, who home educates her son, is our "Social Media Squirrel" and is responsible for managing our social media platforms, as well as consulting and contributing towards funded courses (including the Creativity and Mental Wellbeing course). Jo is also passionate about our Photography provision and is our Course Lead and Assessor for this course. She is extremely passionate about Home Education and is always liaising with Pip on new projects and provisions for the community.

Sally Brindley

Lead IQA and Assessor

Sally has worked as a DT and Creative teacher in mainstream schools for over 16 years specialising in Art Textiles and Food. She trained ‘on the job’ within the Graduate Teaching Program after working in both the private and public sector. Before teaching, Sally worked in many different jobs including hotel services, NHS, animal health and aviation covering all manner of expertise. Sally has 2 young children, 2 horses and a cat whilst still working in a secondary school and assessing and moderating for Technology Triumphs.

Lauren Sampson

Assessor

Lauren is a primary school teacher and has worked within education for six years. She has a passion for educating young people and has worked across both key stages within the primary setting. Prior to this, Lauren worked within the catering industry for several years and is an enthusiastic cook. Lauren utilises this previous experience in order to provide engaging and motivating feedback for our learners as an assessor within the Creative Craft Cookery courses.

Katie Richards

Creative Consultant

Katie Richards, who was home educated herself, works in the T.V and Film industry and is our creative consultant. Katie is fantastically talented in the creatives and can seemingly turn her hand to any process or medium. Katie produces tutorials in a variety of mediums including special effects make up and cosplay costume design. You'll find Katie's tutorials within our Mixed Media courses, which ca be viewed on our YouTube channel.

Stephen Austin

Creative Consultant

Steve Austin, who has over a decade of experience of working as a Primary teacher, creates content as a part of our funded provisions. Steve is passionate about Literacy and his content focusses on this in the form of 'Book Clubs'. Keep an eye out on our YouTube channel and Facebook pages, for new free provisions from Steve.

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If you are an existing learner, you can access our learning portal here:

Learning Portal​​​

You will need the username and password that was sent to the email address given at booking.
If you need a reminder of either of these, please contact technologytriumphs@outlook.com
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88%

Improved mental wellbeing

100%

Improved confidence

88%

Able to use for 'next steps' (i.e, college)

100%

Aided in day to day life

90%

Enjoyed the work 'a lot' or a 'great deal'

100%

Parents would recommend

100%

Parents state course experience was 'positive' or 'very positive'

90%

Parents witnessed a 'lot' or a 'great deal' of progression in skills and knowledge

Ethos, Aims and Vision Statement

The vision of Technology Triumphs

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Communication

How Technology Triumphs communicates with Staff, Parents and Children

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Health and Safety

Our Health and Safety policy and workshop procedures

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GDPR Policy

How we collect, store and use data

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