OCR Level 1 Award for IT Users

OCR Level 1 Award for IT Users - (ITQ) 500/6684/5
What are the primary and other outcomes of this qualification?
This qualification enables you to gain basic IT skills and knowledge from a limited number of
IT applications or systems that can lead you to operate independently and effectively in life,
learning and work.
This could include you being able to:
Overcome barriers to re-engage with learning
Overcome IT knowledge and skills barriers to enter the workplace.
The skill, knowledge and understanding covered by this qualification are:
Word processing
Using email and the Internet
Personal information management
Website software
Using collaborative technology and mobile devices
IT communication fundamentals
IT software fundamentals
Setup an IT system
IT User fundamentals
Optimise system performance
Security for IT users
There is no mandatory unit for this qualification and you can select from a range of optional
units which will give you the required skills and knowledge to make effective use of IT in a
number of areas in the future.
This is a QCF qualification.
Who is the qualification for?
The OCR Level 1 Award for IT Users (ITQ) has been developed for those of you with little or
no experience with IT and software applications, but who wish to become effective users of
IT at a basic level:
For personal use
Or for common office applications
Or to gain skills in specific areas of technology such as website software or the use
of mobile devices.
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No previous experience or qualifications in IT are expected, although you can progress to
this qualification from:
OCR Entry Level Using ICT Award 500/5694/3
What could this qualification lead to?
Over 4 million adults lack basic IT skills for the workplace. This qualification will enable you
to make use of IT within a number of job roles where the knowledge and skills to use digital
technology is required. IT user skills are now required in the vast majority of job roles.
This qualification will also provide you with:
the underpinning knowledge and skills to improve your competency in further areas
at the same level
or to gain or improve your skills by undertaking a larger sized or higher level
qualification within the ITQ suite:
OCR Level 1 Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) 500/6683/3
OCR Level 1 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6742/4
OCR Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6685/7
OCR Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (ITQ) 500/6743/6
OCR Level 2 Extended Certificate for IT Users - (ITQ) 600/1062/9
OCR Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6744/8
OCR Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 600/1955/4
(for use with Intermediate Apprenticeship in IT Application Specialist)
OCR Level 3 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/658/9
OCR Level 3 Certificate for IT Users - (ITQ) 500/6758/8
OCR Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6757/6
OCR Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 600/1958/X
(for use with Advanced Apprenticeship in IT Application Specialist)
The skills and knowledge gained whilst undertaking this qualification will also
prove useful to developing evidence in a large number of subject specific
areas such as Travel and Tourism, Business Administration and Hair and
Beauty programmes.
Why choose this size of qualification?
If you are looking for a short learning programme to gain some basic IT skills,
to be able to operate effectively in business or for personal use, this
qualification is the smallest size within the suite.
If you enjoy the qualification you will be able to achieve a larger size of
qualification at this level by undertaking more units. You can then progress to
the next level in order to further build up your knowledge and understanding
of IT.
You can carry credits from one size and level to the next, so you will not have
to re-do work you have already achieved.
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Who supports this qualification?
This qualification was developed in conjunction with the Tech Partnership
who are the sector skills council for IT and it is supported by the following
centre providers:
Steve Bowler
Head of Business Information
CT Skills
Jamie Mortimer
Curriculum Manager – Computers and Technology
Realise Futures
Joe Parker
Centre Manager
Bradford College
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