Online educators, Technology Triumphs, talk us through their approach

“There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all,” – Edward De Bono, the originator of the term lateral thinking.
Despite this, creative pursuits have been seemingly benched in recent times, with stronger emphasis instead being placed on academic subjects in our learning and work environments. Often, creative subjects are seen as ‘less worthy’ or something that should be pursued as a hobby rather than as a potential career choice. Increasingly schools are reducing – or even collapsing – creative and vocational departments due to budget cuts and the struggle to recruit subject specialists.
So what does this mean for our young people and our future? Potentially, it means a loss of innovation, productivity and growth. Creativity is a vital and valuable skill that needs to be encouraged and harnessed in order for society to adapt and progress. Not everyone has aspirations to be a doctor, a teacher or a lawyer. There are so many vital job roles and careers that hold creativity at their core.”There is no doubt that creativity is the most important human resource of all,” – Edward De Bono, the originator of the term lateral thinking.
Despite this, creative pursuits have been seemingly benched in recent times, with stronger emphasis instead being placed on academic subjects in our learning and work environments. Often, creative subjects are seen as ‘less worthy’ or something that should be pursued as a hobby rather than as a potential career choice. Increasingly schools are reducing – or even collapsing – creative and vocational departments due to budget cuts and the struggle to recruit subject specialists.
So what does this mean for our young people and our future? Potentially, it means a loss of innovation, productivity and growth. Creativity is a vital and valuable skill that needs to be encouraged and harnessed in order for society to adapt and progress. Not everyone has aspirations to be a doctor, a teacher or a lawyer. There are so many vital job roles and careers that hold creativity at their core.

“…creativity is the most important human resource of all”

In a world where we are becoming increasingly reliant on artificial intelligence for the generation of artwork and new ideas, why is it so important that we ensure that creativity in our young people is protected? Whilst AI has a role to play in society, the role of play, creativity and expression of mankind as individuals should not be undervalued, it should be nurtured and embraced. If we don’t provide opportunities for young people to explore creative options, we are not only restricting their choices, but removing the human element to areas that potentially grow our economy. This is where we at Technology Triumphs, a Kent-based company, are striving to make a difference.

Providing online provisions designed specifically for young people, the company was the first of its kind to offer GCSE comparable qualifications in subjects more commonly associated with DT and Art departments within mainstream schools, but from a remote setting instead. With flexibility and adaptability at its core, the company strives to serve all, from home educators to home-based learners to extra-curricular students enrolled within schools and beyond. In short, anyone whose options have been limited. No learner left behind and creative qualifications made accessible to all.
From entry level courses aimed at providing recognised qualifications for SEN learners who might feel marginalised and ignored, to Level 1 and 2 qualifications which are GCSE comparable but without the stress, anxiety and accessibility issues of exam and assessment attendance. Now, and new to 2024, we can offer a Level 3 qualification which provides UCAS points for University entry, so there really is something for everyone.
Not only this but, due to the nature of the courses, adaptability for individual learner needs can be accommodated.

More details on Technology Triumphs can be found at technologytriumphs.co.uk or on
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