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IT User Fundamentals - Level 1

IT User Fundamentals - Level 1

In today’s digital world, we need to equip learners with the skills and knowledge they need to fully exploit the technology around them and maximise their potential. This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security.

Good IT skills promote greater confidence and enable people to enjoy both an enhanced learning experience and increased employability. With 92% of advertised jobs requiring IT user skills*, demand is at an all-time high for employees who are able to demonstrate proficiency in using IT.
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Build on existing learning

The flexibility of BCS ITQ encourages progression by recognising small steps of achievement and enabling your learners to build on their existing skills.
Credits are transferable between qualifications so learners avoid having to repeat learning.

_’77% of the UK workforce use IT in their jobs yet 1 in 10 businesses say there are gaps in the IT skills they need. ITQ is helping to fill these gaps.'

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The benefits

  • Flexibility to choose units of study that meet your learners' needs
  • Wide coverage of IT – encompasses 29 subject areas across three levels of ability
  • Learners build the confidence to use IT more effectively and productively
  • Developed in consultation with employers to deliver the skills they’re looking for
  • Engaging and relevant content which is also interesting to teach
  • Increases the employability of your learners
  • Learners gain a nationally recognised IT qualification
  • Opportunity to work with the leading professional body for IT

Automated tests

Automated testing offers the benefit of a realistic testing environment, with instant results. Diagnostic tests are also available to increase chances of success.

Evidence-based assessment

Evidence-based assessment includes the following methods:

  • evidence gathered in the classroom
  • personal statements
  • witness testimony
  • oral questioning
  • professional discussion
  • knowledge tests
  • simulation
  • scenario-based

Manual tests

Manual tests include the test paper, work files and mark schemes and marking is completed by the relevant
staff within your centre.

Each assessment method is available for the popular BCS ITQ units.

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