The key purposes of this qualification are to recognise:
You must be using a variety of IT applications either at work or home. The Level 1 and 2 qualification should be taken by those who are seeking a job in - or are employed in - an office/IT-based environment and already have a range of skills in a variety of applications. Level 3 is only for those employed in a supervisory or management role who already have substantial skills in IT.
To achieve a full Level 2 QCF iTQ Certificate in IT User Skills, you must complete a total of 16 credits. This comprises one mandatory unit (Improving Productivity using ICT) and a combination of optional units.
A workplace assessor will be assigned to you at work. They will assess 'real' evidence via work tasks, questions and observations. There are no formal exams and all work is stored electronically.
Further courses available to you include:
Working for prestigious knitwear brand John Smedley has brought marketing apprentice Sam Lavelle lots of exciting opportunities – not least meeting the Prime Minister at London Fashion Week. Sam, who is taking digital marketing qualifications via Derby College as part of his apprenticeship, was among a number of UK fashion apprentices who spoke with Theresa May during the event.
The Prime Minister was there to champion the UK's fashion industry – and highlight the vital contribution apprenticeships make in ensuring the sector remains a global leader.Sam, who has been with John Smedley since April, is delighted to have the chance to work alongside highly experienced and knowledgeable people on a daily basis. He is also enjoying working towards an OCR in IT through Derby College which will further his digital marketing skills. Sam said:
It's great. My tutors are supportive and I'm assessed in the workplace so I don't have to go into college. A lot of my learning is done online, which is also very convenient, and my assessors are flexible with meetings.
"Digital marketing is a big part of my role at John Smedley and I'm heavily involved in producing social media and other written website content for the company's central hub.