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ITQ - A Flexible I.T. Qualification

Level 3

Key Facts

Level:Level 3

Full-time/part-time:Part Time

Duration:Variable depending on the package decided between yourself and your tutor.

Location:Lincoln Campus

Course Code:CITUS2

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The BCS ITQ is a range of IT user qualifications made up of a combination of units available on the ITQ framework consisting of a wide range of IT user application units including word processing, spreadsheets, database, the internet & presentations.

What is an ITQ?
The ITQ is a new initiative that lets you design a nationally recognised qualification based on your own personal IT skills or organisation’s requirements.

Content

There are 2 options open to you:

Option 1: Simply choose a level
The ITQ and ECDL go hand in hand and can be taken at 3 different levels, the level selected will depend on your prior experience. With help and guidance, and in consultation with your employer where relevant, you will choose the right level of study at levels 1, 2, or 3 of the ECDL portfolio which contain a range of modules as shown here:

Level 1 ITQ Award
ECDL Essentials

  • IT User Fundamentals – 3 Credits
  • Using Email and the Internet – 5 Credits
  • Security for IT Users – 1 Credit

Full Level 2 ITQ Certificate
ECDL Extra

  • Word Processing – 4 Credits
  • Spreadsheet Software – 4 Credits
  • Presentation Software – 4 Credits
  • Improving Productivity Using IT – 4 Credits

Level 3 ITQ Certificate
ECDL Advanced

  • Word Processing – 6 Credits
  • Spreadsheet Software – 6 Credits
  • Database Software – 6 Credits
  • Presentation Software – 6 Credits
  • Improving Productivity Using IT -5 Credits

Option 2: Create a Flexible Qualification

With the FlexiQual route you can ‘mix and match’ the units and levels to allow you to concentrate on the subjects that you require, so creating a customised ITQ that suits your needs or that of your employer.

A FlexiQual can be made up of any units, however there are rules of combination which must be followed.

1. The credit total needs to be the same as or higher than the minimum requirement for the level of qualification chosen.

  • Level 2 – 16 credits
  • Level 3 – 25 credits

2. Units from lower or higher levels can be included, however at least 50% of the credit total must be taken at the ITQ level chosen.

3. Candidates cannot take the same unit at different levels within a single qualification.

4. The final qualification must include the mandatory unit.

Mandatory Unit

Whichever route you take, there is one mandatory unit that must be taken at your chosen ITQ level which is ‘Improving Productivitiy Using IT’. This module helps to contextualise what you have learnt and gives you the opportunity to demonstrate and provide evidence of how your skills may be applied in the workplace.

There are no formal entry requirements for the ITQ course although it is beneficial if you are using IT regularly, whether it be once a week, or every day.

In order to prove your competence at performing the necessary tasks to achieve the qualification you will take a series of practical assessments at the Learning Shop or in the workplace by arrangement.

(If you already have IT qualifications, such as CLAiT, ECDL or e-quals, these may count towards your ITQ.)

Progression

Upon successful completion of the ITQ, you will be able to progress to a wide variety of IT qualifications including  a BTEC Diploma.

 The cost of this course starts from £275 for a level 2 and up to £1265 for a level 3.

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