ITQ - Tailor made by employers for employers
It has been proven that a proficiency in IT is as important as numeracy and literacy for a very large proportion of jobs in the UK.
ITQ is the new flexible IT user qualification and training package that can be tailored to ensure that staff are trained in just the IT skills they need.
It’s benchmarked to the e-skills National Occupational Standards for IT Users so staff, know what they’re getting, and it will certify performance at work. ITQ is primarily aimed at IT Users.
Why Choose ITQ?
Employers were asked what they wanted from an IT user qualification. The result has the full backing of a number of awarding bodies but, more importantly the enthusiastic backing of employers who helped to get it exactly right.
So why is everyone so enthusiastic about ITQ?
It’s truly flexible – To cope with the fact that different employers need their staff to have skills at different levels (according to the type of business and the role of the individual) the ITQ allows different units to be taken at different levels. So if staff need to have high level word processing skills, medium level spreadsheet skills, but only a basic knowledge of preparing presentations the ITQ can flex to deliver that need.
Bespoke Units can be included – Many employers said that they need their staff to be trained on software that is unique to them so the ITQ allows for bespoke units to be included to meet this business need.
Cross recognition by Awarding Bodies – If staff already have an IT user qualification, they can use it count towards the ITQ. This allows staff to build and develop their skills to meet your needs without having to face the de-motivating prospect of starting again or having to demonstrate skills they’ve already demonstrated.
A Less Bureaucratic Assessment Strategy – Many employers said they were put off NVQ because they found the assessment bureaucratic and burdensome. ITQ have therefore worked hard with the Awarding Bodies and QCA to reduce the bureaucratic burden and to allow for as much assessment as possible to occur “naturally” using the systems already in place in a company (such as the annual staff reporting procedure).
ITQ is a new style of NVQ available at Levels 1, 2 and 3.