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New qualification briefing April 2013 London. Introduction The new City & Guilds qualifications for IT User have been designed in response to the Secretary.

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1 New qualification briefing April 2013 London

2 Introduction The new City & Guilds qualifications for IT User have been designed in response to the Secretary of State’s requirement that all qualifications in the Qualifications and Credit Framework that receive Performance Measure Points must be graded and have a substantial amount of external assessment. They remain flexible qualifications that can be used to support classroom learning or home based learning and assessment as required. 2

3 New L2 Certificate qualification Internal skills tests are a key part of ensuring learner competence Internal & external moderation assessment processes are important parts of ensuring reliability of the qualification At Level 2 there are four pass grades C to A* equivalent to GCSE An extended piece of synoptic evidence derived from other subject work showing the application of IT skills achieved to be used in new Mandatory unit exam 3

4 Main changes Still nine qualifications at 3 levels and same units as 7534 but new 3D units available Still unit credit rating Still Mandatory Unit required for Certificate and Diploma New Mandatory unit external exam at 2 levels New IT knowledge and understanding external test based on IT User Fundamentals unit content for all 4

5 Main changes More flexibility in delivery More content support New progression pathways: IT User Design, IT User Business, IT User Creative, etc. Recognition of prior learning (MOS, ACU 24% ITQ) New additional Professional Certification option from Autodesk & Microsoft (Prodigy Learning) 5

6 Main changes Less ‘coursework’ evidence – one piece per unit One extended piece of ‘coursework’ evidence required for candidates to reference in the 90 minute Mandatory Unit exam – at least 4 skills at the level of the qualification – GCSE type coursework not prep. - ideally showing skills elements from different units 30 minute multiple choice knowledge test 6

7 Marking scheme Skills test (Must Pass to be graded) 24 marks Coursework 12 marks Optional units summary 4 marks Mandatory unit exam 40 marks IT knowledge test 20 marks 40% Grade C 40 Performance points 60% Grade B 49 Performance points 80% Grade A 55 Performance points 85% Grade A* 59 Performance points 7

8 Qualification structures Level 1 Award, minimum 3 units Level 1 Certificate, minimum 4 units Level 1 Diploma, minimum 12 units Level 2 Award, minimum 3 units Level 2 Certificate, minimum 4 units Level 2 Diploma – minimum 11 units Level 3 Award, minimum 2 units Level 3 Certificate, minimum 5 units Level 3 Diploma – minimum 7 units 8

9 Unit credits Level 1Level 2Level 3 Award Credit value Mandatory unit Optional units 9 n/a Min. 6 L1 10 n/a Min. 7 L2 12 n/a Min. 8 L3 Certificate Credit value Mandatory unit Optional units 13 L1 IPT (3 credits) 10, min. 5 L L2 IPT (4 credits) 12, min. 6 L L3 IPT (5 credits) 20, min. 10 L3 Diploma Credit value Mandatory unit Optional units 37 L1 IPT (3 credits) 34, min. 17 L L2 IPT (4 credits) 34, min. 17 L2+ 39 L3 IPT (5 credits) 34, min. 17 L3 9

10 Units *online tutorials in CMS * Mandatory unit * new unit Credit values Unit titleL1L2L3 Improving productivity using IT*345 IT user fundamentals3*3* Setting up an IT system34*5* Optimise IT system performance245 Security for IT users123 IT communication fundamentals22 Using the Internet3*4*5* Using 2*3*3* Using collaborative technologies346 Using mobile IT devices22 Personal information management software22 IT software fundamentals33 Audio software234 Video software234 Bespoke software234 3D Animation software*346* 3D Design software*346* 10

11 Units (cont.) *online tutorials in CMS *new unit Credit values Unit titleL1L2L3 Specialist software234 Computer accounting software235 Data management software234 Database software3*4*6* Design software346 Imaging software346 Desktop publishing software345 Drawing and planning software2*3*4* Multimedia software346 Presentation software3*4*6* Project management software346 Spreadsheet software3*4*6* Website software3*4*6* Word Processing software3*4*6* 3D Design & Planning software*3*4*6* 11

12 Unit combination examples L2 Award for IT Users Credit value 10 Presentation software 4 Word processing software4 Using 2 or Word processing software4 Spreadsheet software4 IT user fundamentals3 or 3D Animation software 4 3D Design software 4 3D Design & Planning software 4 L2 Certificate for IT Users Credit value 16 Improving personal productivity 4 Word processing software 4 Spreadsheet software 4 3D Animation software 4 or Improving personal productivity 4 IT user fundamentals 3 Website Software* 4 Database Software* 4 Using 2 * Software Developer Units 12

13 L2 Diploma Example L2 Diploma example CreditLearner guidance Improving personal productivity 4 ITQ portal assignment Word processing software 4L2 online tutorial Spreadsheet software 4L2 online tutorial Presentation software 4 L2 online tutorial Database software 4L2 online tutorial Using 2L1 online tutorial Using the Internet 3L1 online tutorial IT user fundamentals 3L1 online tutorial Website software 3L1 online tutorial Design software 3 L1 online tutorial Desktop publishing software 4Centre’s teacher 13

14 L3 Diploma example: 39 credits min. 17 L3 L3 Certificate example: 25 credits min. 10 L3 Unit Credit L3 Improving personal productivity 5 L2 IT user fundamentals 3 L3 Website Software* 6 L3 Database Software* 6 L1 Using the Internet 3 L1 Bespoke software 2 L3 Word processing software 6 L2 Presentation software 4 L2 3D Animation Software 4 * Software Developer units 14

15 Level 2 Certificate for Software Developers - Schools Mandatory Unit Principles of designing and developing software Optional units group A Creating an object orientated computer program Creating an event driven computer program Creating a procedural computer program Credit

16 Optional units group B Unit Business concepts 2 Data representation and manipulation for IT Software testing Web fundamentals Customer support provision 2 Website software Database software MTA: Software development fundamentals MTA: Web development fundamentals Software design fundamentals Learners must achieve 17 credits in total, 3 credits from Mandatory unit plus 7 credits from each Optional group Credit


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