NVQ Diploma in ITQ - IT User Skills Level 2

Course Information

  • Course Code: BC909
  • Duration: 1
  • Price: £950.00
  • Start Date: Start Anytime
  • 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.

The programme is open to anyone who wishes to improve their IT skills and gain an advanced qualification to enhance employment opportunities in any commercial area. The qualification on offer is iTQ Level 3. This consists of a mandatory written unit based on a practical task you have completed. You will also complete several practical units using the Microsoft Office suite.

How will the course be delivered?

The course should take a minimum of 12 months to complete.

What will I study?

The programme is designed to concentrate on the following areas:

    Mandatory Unit
  • Improving Productivity
  • Practical Units
  • Word Processing
  • Desk Top Publishing
  • PowerPoint

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 Diploma, the student must complete a selection of the following units – totalling 39 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
Entry Requirements

Successful completion of the iTQ Level 2 qualification or suitable experience in your current role.


This course is also eligible for Advanced Learner Loan funding - £1,855.  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?
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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