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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
6.2 ICT for Users
Credits:
37
Qualification No:
600/9772/3
GLH:
240 hours
Total qualification time:
370 hours
Price:
£122.00 per learner
Age Range:
Pre 16, 16-18, 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The suite of Gateway Qualifications IT User Skills (ITQ) qualifications

    They aim to equip individuals with the IT user skills needed for full participation in employment and society. ITQ units can be gained across a range of situations and credit achieved can be taken by learners from school to college, from training programmes to the workplace, until the learner has achieved a full ITQ qualification.

    The qualifications recognise employers’ needs for ICT qualifications that reflect real-world skills, and the challenges of work-place learning. They enable recognition of the skills that employers want across the range of levels, have been successfully piloted in a wide range of companies and organisations, and are now a part of mainstream provision. They enable learning providers to target teaching and equipment resource effectively and use flexible approaches to assessment and delivery that ensure all learning counts towards a qualification, wherever it takes place.

    Rules of Combination

    To achieve the Level 1 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) learners must achieve 37 credits. Learners must achieve 3 credits from the mandatory unit in group M. A minimum of 17 credits must be achieved in total from the optional units OG at level 1. A maximum of 5 credits can be achieved the optional units OG at Entry Level 3. A maximum of 3 credits can be achieved from unit group SSU. Only one unit can be selected from any unit group. Learners cannot include more than one unit with the same or similar title. For full details refer to the unit group structures. Equivalent units - ICT Functional skills with any of the three units with embedded FS (IUF, – ICF, ISF) may be included at Level 1 or Level 2 and will be valued at 5 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory Unit

    Learners must achieve 3 credits from this group.

    Improving Productivity Using IT

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/502/4153
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    Optional

    Learners must achieve a minimum of 31 credits from this group. A minimum of 17 credits must be achieved at level 1. A maximum of 5 credits can be achieved at Entry Level 3. Only one unit can be selected from any unit group.

    Audio and Video Software

    The learner may take the one unit available in this group.

    Audio and Video Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/502/0177
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    Audio Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Audio Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/502/4391
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    Audio Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/502/4390
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    Audio Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/502/4389
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    Bespoke Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Bespoke Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    J/502/4397
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    Bespoke Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/4395
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    Bespoke Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    F/502/4396
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    Computer Basics

    The learner may take the one unit available in this group.

    Computer Basics

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    5
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    Y/502/0189
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    Computerised Accounting Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Computerised Accounting Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/4401
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    Computerised Accounting Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/502/4402
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    Computerised Accounting Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    35
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    L/502/4403
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    Data Management Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Data Management Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/4558
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    Data Management Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/502/4559
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    Data Management Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    R/502/2216
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    Data Management Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/502/4560
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    Database Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Database Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/502/4556
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    Database Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/502/0169
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    Database Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/502/4553
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    Database Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/502/4555
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    Design and Imaging Software

    The learner may take the one unit available in this group.

    Design and Imaging Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/0173
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    Design Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Design Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    A/502/4574
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    Design Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/502/4573
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    Design Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/502/4572
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    Desktop Publishing Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Desktop Publishing Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/502/4566
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    Desktop Publishing Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/502/0175
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    Desktop Publishing Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    H/502/4567
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    Desktop Publishing Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4565
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    Digital Lifestyle

    The learner may take the one unit available in this group.

    Digital Lifestyle

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    5
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/502/0193
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    Drawing and Planning Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Drawing and Planning Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/502/4611
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    Drawing and Planning Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/502/4609
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    Drawing and Planning Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/502/4610
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    Imaging Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Imaging Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/502/4614
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    Imaging Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/502/4613
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    Imaging Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/502/4612
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    Internet Safety for IT Users

    The learner may take the one unit available in this group.

    Internet Safety for IT users

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    H/502/9154
    Click here to view full unit details
    Internet Security for Users

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    IT Security for Users

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/502/4256
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    IT Security for Users

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/502/4258
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    IT Security for Users

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4257
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    IT Communication Fundamentals

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    IT Communication Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4291
    Click here to view full unit details

    IT Communication Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/502/4292
    Click here to view full unit details
    IT Software Fundamentals

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    IT Software Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/4385
    Click here to view full unit details

    IT Software Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/502/4384
    Click here to view full unit details
    IT User Fundamentals

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    IT User Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    J/502/4206
    Click here to view full unit details

    IT User Fundamentals

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    T/502/0166
    Click here to view full unit details

    IT User Fundamentals

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/502/4207
    Click here to view full unit details
    Multimedia Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Multimedia Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4615
    Click here to view full unit details

    Multimedia Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    D/502/4616
    Click here to view full unit details

    Multimedia Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/502/4617
    Click here to view full unit details
    Optimise IT System Performance

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Optimise IT System Performance

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    H/502/4245
    Click here to view full unit details

    Optimise IT System Performance

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    D/502/4244
    Click here to view full unit details

    Optimise IT System Performance

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    K/502/4246
    Click here to view full unit details
    Personal Information Management Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Personal Information Management Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4369
    Click here to view full unit details

    Personal Information Management Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/502/2214
    Click here to view full unit details

    Personal Information Management Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4370
    Click here to view full unit details
    Presentation Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/4621
    Click here to view full unit details

    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/0170
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    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/502/4623
    Click here to view full unit details

    Presentation Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/502/4622
    Click here to view full unit details
    Productivity Programmes

    The learner may take the one unit available in this group.

    Productivity Programmes

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    5
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    R/502/0191
    Click here to view full unit details
    Project Management Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Project Management Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    M/502/4619
    Click here to view full unit details

    Project Management Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    K/502/4618
    Click here to view full unit details

    Project Management Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    H/502/4620
    Click here to view full unit details
    Set Up an IT System

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Set Up an IT System

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4209
    Click here to view full unit details

    Set Up an IT System

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    L/502/4210
    Click here to view full unit details

    Set Up an IT System

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    R/502/4211
    Click here to view full unit details
    Specialist Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Specialist Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/502/4400
    Click here to view full unit details

    Specialist Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    R/502/4399
    Click here to view full unit details

    Specialist Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/4398
    Click here to view full unit details

    Specialist/Bespoke Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    L/502/2215
    Click here to view full unit details
    Spreadsheet Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/502/4624
    Click here to view full unit details

    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    F/502/0168
    Click here to view full unit details

    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/502/4625
    Click here to view full unit details

    Spreadsheet Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    J/502/4626
    Click here to view full unit details
    The Internet and World Wide Web

    The learner may take the one unit available in this group.

    The Internet and World Wide Web

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    5
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    L/502/0190
    Click here to view full unit details
    Using a Computer Keyboard

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Using a Computer Keyboard

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/502/9311
    Click here to view full unit details
    Using Collaborative Technologies

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Using Collaborative Technologies

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    T/502/4380
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    Using Collaborative Technologies

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    F/502/4379
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    Using Collaborative Technologies

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    A/502/4378
    Click here to view full unit details
    Using Email

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Using Email

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    J/502/0172
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    Using Email

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/502/4300
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    Using Email

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/502/4301
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    Using Email

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    J/502/4299
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    Using Mobile IT Devices

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Using Mobile IT Devices

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    H/502/4374
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using Mobile IT Devices

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    D/502/0176
    Click here to view full unit details
    Using the Internet

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Using the Internet

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    F/502/4298
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using the Internet

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    10
    Credits:
    1
    Unit No:
    F/502/0171
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    Using the Internet

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    T/502/4296
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    Using the Internet

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    A/502/4297
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    Video Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Video Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    K/502/4392
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    Video Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/502/4393
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    Video Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    T/502/4394
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    Website Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/502/4631
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    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    40
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4632
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    Website Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/502/4630
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    Word Processing Software

    No more than one unit to be taken from this group.

    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    30
    Credits:
    4
    Unit No:
    R/502/4628
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    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    45
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    Y/502/4629
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    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Entry Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
    15
    Credits:
    2
    Unit No:
    A/502/0167
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    Word Processing Software

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    L/502/4627
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    Sector Specific Unit Group

    Centres may import a maximum of one Sector Specific Unit at Entry Level 3, Level 1 or Level 2.

    Special Unit for Sector Specific Groups L1 (All SSAs)

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Not available
    Credits:
    0
    Unit No:
    Not available
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    Special Unit for Sector Specific Groups L2 (All SSAs)

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    Not available
    Credits:
    5
    Unit No:
    Not available
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    Special Unit for Sector Specific Groups L3 (All SSAs)

    Level:
    Level 3
    Guided Learning Hours:
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    Credits:
    5
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    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The purpose of this qualification is to develop learners’ IT skills and underpinning knowledge to enable progression to further learning but which can also be applied at work, and as part of their daily lives.

    This qualification can be tailored to the needs of individual learners as they can achieve a proportion of the learning at a higher level than that of the qualification and can pursue those areas of IT learning most relevant to them.

    The qualification is designed for the following learner groups:

    • Those in education to ensure they are equipped with the appropriate skills to support their broader personal or career development.
    • Those preparing for employment or in employment to gain a level of skills application and development to enable practical exploitation of the potential of IT within the business environment
    • Those preparing for or in employment to develop skills for specific systems and software applications within industry and/or specifically for job roles in the IT sector.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    This qualification requires learners to complete a mandatory unit in Improving Productivity Using IT . They then select additional units from a choice of optional units that include different types of software and core IT functions for example word processing software,audio, design, database, imaging, multimedia and specialist software and IT system performance. This flexibility enables providers to build programmes that suit the needs of individual learners.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    The Level 1 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) is most suitable for learners who require a programme of learning that supports the development of broader knowledge, understanding and skills in IT that can be applied in learning or employment of for those who require a considerable period of time to develop specific / specialist aspect IT skills that can be applied in an existing or future job roles, eg an Apprentice Web Developer, Business Adminstration Apprentice, office administrator.


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?

    This qualification provides formal recognition of a learner’s IT Skills that can be applied in current or future employment in varying roles that require a considerable amount of time applying general IT skills in day-to-day work or for those who require specialist IT skills.


    Progression & Entry Requirements

    It is likely that learners at this level will have no prior experience, but may have Entry level 3 experience/skills. The approved age range for these qualifications is: pre 16; 16-18 and 19+. Learners can progress in to further learning for example to an ITQ qualification at level 2 or above.

    Funding information

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    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

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