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1 ITQ qualification briefing 17 June 2010 Museum of London

2 Introduction The City & Guilds qualifications in IT User Skills (ITQ) have been designed to allow centres to employ the most appropriate method of assessment for their learners and their environment. It is a flexible qualification that can be used to support classroom learning or work/home based assessment as required. To achieve the qualification learners may be supported by teacher assignments plus online exercises, a Course Management System, and an iPortfolio from Londonlearning.

3 Main changes Nine qualifications at 3 levels Unit credit rating New Mandatory unit at 2 levels 29 new units No more external online tests Replaced by new iPortfolio assignment New Portfolio requirements New teaching requirements

4 Qualification structures Current qualification structure Level 1 Foundation, 3 units Level 2 Award, 3 units Level 3 Certificate, 3 core + 2 optional units New qualification structure 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

5 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

6 Units *online tutorials in CMS * Mandatory 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

7 Units (cont.) *online tutorials in CMS 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*

8 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 Word processing software 4 Spreadsheet software 4 Presentation software 4 L2 Certificate for IT Users Credit value 16 Improving personal productivity 4 Word processing software 4 Spreadsheet software 4 Presentation software 4

9 Key difference from old awards New L2 Award qualification Database unit no longer required No Mandatory unit All unit assessment criteria met Portfolio evidence required Internal tests passed Internal & external verification New L2 Certificate qualification* Database unit no longer required Mandatory unit required All unit assessment criteria met Portfolio evidence required Internal tests passed Internal & external verification *= GCSE 46 performance points

10 L2 Diploma Example L2 Diploma example CreditLearner guidance Improving personal productivity 4 iPortfolio 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

11 L3 Diploma Example L3 Diploma example CreditLearner guidance Improving personal productivity 5 iPortfolio assignment Word processing software 4L2 online tutorial Spreadsheet software 4L2 online tutorial Presentation software 4 L2 online tutorial Database software 6L3 online tutorial Using the Internet5L3 online tutorial Website software 6L3 online tutorial Setting up an IT system5L3 online tutorial

12 Mandatory Unit design Objectives for using ICT - understanding context, outcomes, expectations Application of skills and knowledge - understanding how to do it Evaluation of the use of IT - reviewing strengths and weaknesses, identifying improvements to inform future work

13 Unit 229 Word Processing Software Outcome 1.Enter and combine text and other information accurately within word processed documents Outcome 2.Create and modify layout structures for word processing documents Outcome 3.Use word processing software tools to format and present documents to meet requirements

14 Assessment Criteria Outcome 1. Enter and combine text and other information accurately within word processed documents The learner can... 1.Identify what types of information are needed in documents 2.Use appropriate techniques to enter text and other information accurately and efficiently 3.Select and use appropriate templates for different purposes 4.Identify when and how to combine and merge information from other software or other documents 5.Select and use a range of editing tools to amend document content 6.Combine or merge information within a document from a range of scenarios 7.Store and retrieve document and template files effectively in line with local guidelines and conventions where available

15 Assessment Criteria Outcome 1. Enter and combine text and other information accurately within word processed documents Assessment method P Portfolio S Marked Exercise CMS Upload A My-iPortfolio assignment The learner can... 1.Identify what types of information are needed in documents A 2.Use appropriate techniques to enter text and other information accurately and efficiently S 3.Select and use appropriate templates for different purposes P 4.Identify when and how to combine and merge information from other software or other documents P, S 5.Select and use a range of editing tools to amend document content S, P 6.Combine or merge information within a document from a range of scenarios A, P, S 7.Store and retrieve document and template files effectively in line with local guidelines and conventions where available CMS, A

16 Assessment Criteria Outcome 2. Create and modify layout and structures for word processing documents The learner can... 1.Identify the document requirements for structure and style 2.Identify what templates and styles are available and when to use them 3.Create and modify columns, tables and forms to organise information 4.Select and apply styles to text

17 Assessment Criteria Outcome 2. Create and modify layout and structures for word processing documents Assessment method P Portfolio S Marked Exercise CMS Upload A My-iPortfolio assignment WT Witness testimony PD Professional discussion The learner can... 1.Identify the document requirements for structure and style WT, A 2.Identify what templates and styles are available and when to use them PD 3.Create and modify columns, tables and forms to organise information S, P 4.Select and apply styles to text P

18 Assessment Criteria Outcome 3. Use word processing software tools to format and present documents to meet requirements The learner can... 1.Identify how the document should be formatted to aid meaning 2.Select and use appropriate techniques to format characters and paragraphs 3.Select and use appropriate page and section layouts to present and print documents 4.Describe any quality problems with documents 5.Check documents meet needs, using IT tools and making corrections as necessary 6.Respond appropriately to quality problems with documents so that outcomes meet needs

19 Assessment Criteria Outcome 3. Use word processing software tools to format and present documents to meet requirements Assessment method P Portfolio S Marked Exercise CMS Upload A My-iPortfolio assignment WT Witness testimony PD Professional discussion The learner can... 1.Identify how the document should be formatted to aid meaning A, P 2.Select and use appropriate techniques to format characters and paragraphs S 3.Select and use appropriate page and section layouts to present and print documents S, WT, P 4.Describe any quality problems with documents A 5.Check documents meet needs, using IT tools and making corrections as necessary A, WT 6.Respond appropriately to quality problems with documents so that outcomes meet needs WT, CMS

20 Registration Candidates will register for the ITQ suite Initial payment for minimum of 3 optional units Fee £20 per unit L1 & 2, £35 L3 Mandatory unit £7 L1 & L2, £15 L3 No additional charge for registered L1 units when submitted as part of higher Level 2 qualification within 3 years of initial registration. Similar for L3. Centres to indicate units for verification on new registration/certification template N.B. Candidates can not count same unit at different levels, only the higher credited unit accepted.

21 Moderation for Unit certification All unit evidence submitted for the qualification must be uploaded by the candidate in the CMS. The centre is responsible for initially assessing and moderating the candidate’s evidence and notifying Londonlearning for further moderation Unit evidence submitted for the Certificate or Diploma must also be uploaded in an iPortfolio containing evidence for the Mandatory unit. The centre must record Witness testimony evidence and internal verification comment in the iPortfolio.


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