NVQ Diploma in ITQ - IT User Skills Level 3

Course Information

  • Course Code: BC795
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Price: £1350.00
  • Start Date: 01-Aug-17
  • Times: -
  • Delivery Type: PT

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This course is aimed at anybody who uses a computer, with various software applications, on a regular basis.

How will the course be delivered?

The course should be completed within 9 - 12 months (however some people complete the course quicker than others).

How much does it cost?

The course is priced at £725.00 per delegate and includes skills analysis, course enrolment, NVQ registration, NVQ assessment, internal and external verification and certification. (Prices Subject to Change). The college operates a no refunds policy as detailed below. Cancellations and transfer requests are subject to the following conditions:

    More than 4 weeks notice - no charge
  • 4 weeks notice - 30% of the cost
  • 2-3 weeks notice - 50% of the cost
  • 1-2 weeks notice - 75% of the cost
  • Less than 1 weeks notice - 100% of the cost

All cancellations must be made in writing and are subject to a £10 administration charge. The full fee's policy is available on request.

Course Date:

Course times will vary depending on the hours worked by the specific candidate but you should expect the assessor to visit every 3 weeks at a mutually convenient time. All delivery is in the workplace. You can start this course at any time; contact us to begin the assessment/booking process. About 3 weeks before the course commencement, the assessor will arrange to visit you to discuss your needs and perform the skills analysis.

What will I study?

Study method Students are visited in the workplace by a tutor/trainer/assessor who will run through the various elements and criteria for each unit and provide training where necessary. You will then apply these new skills to your work and produce evidence to demonstrate your ability. Evidence examples could be screen shots, files or documents produced, Q&A. To achieve the Certificate, the student must complete a selection of the following units - totalling 25 points

Selection Status Subject Points
Compulsory Unit Improving productivity using IT 5
Optional Units Audio software 4
Bespoke software 4
Computerised accounting software 5
Using collaborative technologies 6
Database software 6
Data management software 4
Drawing and planning software 4
Design software 5
Desktop publishing software 5
Using email 3
Imaging software 5
Using the Internet 5
IT security for users 3
Multimedia software 6
Optimise IT system performance 5
Project management software 5
Presentation software 6
Set up an IT system 5
Specialist software 4
Spreadsheet software 6
Video software 4
Word processing software 6
Website software 5

How will the course be delivered?

The course should be completed within 9 - 12 months (however some people complete the course quicker than others).

Entry Requirements

No entry criteria, all welcome.


This course is also eligible for Advanced Learner Loan funding - £2,225.  Contact us for more information and how to book.

How will I be assessed?

This qualification is competence based, this means that it is linked to your ability to completely perform a range of tasks connected with your work.

Assessments will be carried out on your daily activities using a range of planned assessment methods i.e observation, discussion and questioning.

In class assessments as you complete the study for each unit. Your iTQ portfolio will be assessed by your tutor.

What can I do next?

There are many other IT courses on our website, take a look or contact us for more information.

For more information

For more information about this course, contact our specialist team on 01254 29 25 00 or email business@blackburn.ac.uk

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