Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills

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The Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills qualification are suitable for a wide range of learners
and allow for flexibility and choice of units appropriate to the candidate’s needs.

The awarding organisation for this qualification is ProQual Awarding Body and the regulatory body is the Office of Qualifications and Examinations Regulation (Ofqual). The specification for this qualification has been approved by the Welsh Government for use by centres in Wales and by the Council for the Curriculum Examinations and Assessment (CCEA) for use by centres in Northern Ireland.

The qualification has been accredited onto the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).

Qualification Profile
Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills

Qualification title                                            ProQual Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills
Ofqual qualification number                        601/3442/2
Level                                                                  3
Total qualification time                                 390 hours
Guided learning hours                                  280

Assessment                                                      Pass or fail
Internally assessed and verified by centre staff
External quality assurance by ProQual verifiers

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification.

Centres should carry out an initial assessment of candidate skills and knowledge to identify any gaps and help plan the assessment.
Qualification Structure

To achieve the qualification candidates must achieve a minimum of 39 credits:
• 17 credits must be achieved from the Mandatory Units in Group A; plus,
• a minimum of 22 credits from the Optional Units in Group B

A minimum of 22 credits must be at level 3. Units with the same title at different levels are barred.

Group A Mandatory Units

L/502/4157 Improving Productivity Using IT
D/503/0500 Understanding the potential of IT
H/503/0501 Developing personal and team effectiveness using IT

Group B Optional Units – a minimum of 22 credits

K/502/4389 Audio Software
D/502/4390 Audio Software
H/502/4391 Audio Software
A/502/4395 Bespoke Software
F/502/4396 Bespoke Software
J/502/4397 Bespoke Software
F/502/4401 Computerised Accounting Software
J/502/4402 Computerised Accounting Software
L/502/4403 Computerised Accounting Software
D/502/4292 IT Communication Fundamentals
Y/502/4291 IT Communication Fundamentals
A/502/4378 Using Collaborative Technologies
F/502/4379 Using Collaborative Technologies
T/502/4380 Using Collaborative Technologies
H/502/4553 Database Software
M/502/4555 Database Software
T/502/4556 Database Software
F/502/4558 Data Management Software
J/502/4559 Data Management Software
A/502/4560 Data Management Software
Y/502/4565 Desktop Publishing Software
D/502/4566 Desktop Publishing Software
H/502/4567 Desktop Publishing Software

Group B Optional Units – a minimum of 22 credits

J/502/4609 Drawing and Planning Software
A/502/4610 Drawing and Planning Software
F/502/4611 Drawing and Planning Software
M/502/4572 Design Software
T/502/4573 Design Software
A/502/4574 Design Software
J/502/4299 Using Email
M/502/4300 Using Email
T/502/4301 Using Email
J/502/4612 Imaging Software
L/502/4613 Imaging Software
R/502/4614 Imaging Software
T/502/4296 Using the Internet
A/502/4297 Using the Internet
F/502/4298 Using the Internet
R/502/4256 IT Security for Users
Y/502/4257 IT Security for Users
D/502/4258 IT Security for Users
H/502/4374 Using Mobile IT Devices
K/502/4375 Using Mobile IT Devices
Y/502/4615 Multimedia Software
D/502/4616 Multimedia Software
H/502/4617 Multimedia Software
D/502/4244 Optimise IT System Performance
H/502/4245 Optimise IT System Performance
K/502/4246 Optimise IT System Performance
Y/502/4369 Personal Information Management Software
L/502/4370 Personal Information Management Software
K/502/4618 Project Management Software
M/502/4619 Project Management Software
H/502/4620 Project Management Software
K/502/4621 Presentation Software
M/502/4622 Presentation Software
T/502/4623 Presentation Software
H/502/9154 Internet Safety for IT users
L/502/4384 IT Software Fundamentals
R/502/4385 IT Software Fundamentals

Group B Optional Units – a minimum of 22 credits

Y/502/4209 Set Up an IT System
L/502/4210 Set Up an IT System
R/502/4211 Set Up an IT System
L/502/4398 Specialist Software
R/502/4399 Specialist Software
A/502/4400 Specialist Software
A/502/4624 Spreadsheet Software
J/502/4626 Spreadsheet Software
J/502/4206 IT User Fundamentals
L/502/4207 IT User Fundamentals
L/502/4627 Word Processing Software
R/502/4628 Word Processing Software
Y/502/4629 Word Processing Software
L/502/4630 Website Software
R/502/4631 Website Software
Y/502/4632 Website Software

Centre Requirements

Centres must be approved to offer this qualification. If your centre is not approved please complete and submit form ProQual Additional Qualification Approval Application.

Staff delivering this qualification must be appropriately qualified and/or occupationally competent.

Assessors/Internal Quality Assurance
For each competence-based unit centres must be able to provide at least one assessor and one internal quality assurance verifier who are suitably qualified for the specific occupational area. Assessors and internal quality assurance verifiers for competence-based units or qualifications will normally need to hold appropriate assessor or verifier qualifications, such as:

• Award in Assessing Competence in the Work Environment
• Award in Assessing Vocationally Related Achievement
• Certificate in Assessing Vocational Achievement
• Award in the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices
• Certificate in Leading the Internal Quality Assurance of Assessment Processes and Practices

Support for Candidates

Materials produced by centres to support candidates should:

• enable them to track their achievements as they progress through the learning outcomes and assessment criteria;
• provide information on where ProQual’s policies and procedures can be viewed;
• provide a means of enabling Internal and External Quality Assurance staff to authenticate evidence