diploma in ict professional competence
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Diploma in ICT Professional Competence
New way of recognising achievement: awarding a credit value for units and qualifications
Qualifications titles, sizes and levels (entry L8) standardised nationally: Awards (1-12 credits), Certificates (13-36 credits), Diplomas (37+ credits)
Qualifications will be:designed to fit a national (unit) template with learning outcomes and assessment criteriasubject to agreed rules of combination (RoC) migrated to the new framework by end 2010
The QCF framework
Credits and LevelsAll units will be assigned a credit value at a level
Levels are same as NQF L2 roughly GSCE level, L3 A Level, L4 1st year undergrad, L8 PhD.
One credit = 10 notional learning hours (NLH)
NLH average time it would take a learner to complete a unitconsists of guided learning hours (GLH), personal study time, on the job experience, assessment preparation and assessment time
The framework has changed, but methods of assessment have notEach unit needs to be able to be assessed separately in a work environment, but evidence can still be used across a number of units where appropriateGreater flexibility may result in qualifications with more than one assessment model - OCR will consider the assessment burden when developing rules of combinationFull scheme documentation, including entry details, will be available on the our websiteNamed and unnamed registration routes will be availableFull qualification and unit entry will be available
Further informationMore information about the QCF is available on thefollowing websites:
Diploma in ICT Professional CompetenceDeveloped to replace the existing QCF/NVQ units with the Professional Competence qualificationsExisting units redevelopedNew units developedDiploma available at Levels 2-3 to include level 4 unitsThe QCF allows candidates to complete units for a qualification across levelsA candidate working towards a level 3 qualification can achieve with units awarded at level 2* and level 4*
*provided the minimum requirements for the level are met
Competence creditsLevel 2 Diploma in ICT Professional competence 48 Credits
Mandatory units a minimum of 9 credits
Optional Units a minimum of 39 credits (Includes new and existing NOS based units, plus vendor units)
Restricted Optional - Up to a maximum of 12 credits (Includes IT User options, imported units and employer units)
Competence creditsLevel 3 Diploma in ICT Professionalcompetence 72 credits
Mandatory units a minimum of 12 credits
Optional units a minimum of 60 credits (Includes new and existing NOS-based units, and Vendor units)
Restricted optional - Up to a maximum of 24 credits (Includes IT User options, imported units and employer units)
New & Existing units
New & Existing units cont.
Data modelling26Data analysis and data structure designData modelling39Data analysis and data structure designData Structures and Algorithms415Data analysis and data structure designDesigning and Developing a Website415Software DesignDesigning and Developing Event Driven Computer Programmes410Software DesignDesigning and Developing Object Orientated Computer Programmes415Software DesignDesigning and Developing Procedural Computer Programmes 415Software DesignDevelop own effectiveness and professionalism2 6Develop personal and organisational effectivenessDevelop own effectiveness and professionalism39Develop personal and organisational effectiveness
New & Existing units cont.
Introduction to IT Systems Development 26Investigating and defining requirementsInvestigating and defining customer requirements for ICT systems3 12Investigating and defining requirementsIT Project Management24NewIT Project Management310NewTechnical Advice and Guidance29Technical Advice and Guidance
Technical Advice and Guidance312Technical Advice and Guidance
Technical Fault Diagnosis29Technical Fault Diagnosis
Technical Fault Diagnosis312Technical Fault Diagnosis
Existing units cont.
The following units (at levels 1 to 3) have been extended and will be included in the new Professional Competence qualifications with no changes to their content or credit values.TitleLevelCreditTitleLevelCreditHealth & Safety for ICT13Software Installation and Upgrade23912
Customer Care in ICT23912System Management23612Interpersonal and Written Communication29ICT System Operation23912Quality Management of ICT Systems and Products and Services312Testing ICT Systems23912Remote Support for products and services 312User Profile Administration2369Security of ICT Systems312Working with ICT Hardware and Equipment29
Vendor Units Please see e-skills/NDAQ website for full list of vendor units once accredited as there are too many to list.
Microsoft All Active units are available
CompTIA A wide range are available
Cisco CCNA Discovery/Exploration & IT Essentials are available
Oracle Includes Database Administrator
VM Ware Master Enterprise Administrator/Design
Diploma in ICT Professional Competence Mandatory unitsL2 DiplomaL3 Diploma48 credits72 creditsPersonal Effectiveness L2 (6)Health & Safety L1 (3)Personal Effectiveness L3 (9)Health & Safety L1 (3)
Spiky Profile Cross LevelAchievementLevel 2 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (48 credits) example of achievement
L2 Mandatory Unit -Personal effectiveness 6 credits L1 Mandatory unit - Health & Safety 3 creditsL3 Optional unit -Technical Advice and Guidance - 12 credits L2 Restricted Optional unit - Set up an IT System 4 credits L2 Optional unit Creating a procedural computer programme 10 creditsL2 vendor unit Cisco IT Essentials Part 1 10 creditsL2 vendor unit -Pre-installing for OEMs Windows Vista and server operating systems 3 creditsCandidate achieves a full level 2 qualification meeting the mandatory requirements with units from adjacent levels and vendor units
AssessmentCandidates are still required to meet all assessment objectives
Evidence must not be simulated
Exemplar material to be developed for new units
New handbooks and units available from Sept 2010
Summary60% must be achieved at level
Key feature is creditOne credit = 10 hours learning time. GLH may vary.Levels are same as NQF L2 roughly GSCE level, L3 A Level, L4 1st year undergrad, L8 PhD.Size of qualifications is fixed Awards are fairly bite-sized, Certificates medium sized and a Diploma represents a significant programme of study. We cannot produce a Diploma of less than 37 credits at any level.
All qualification titles will therefore contain the size and level of qual as a matter of course. QCF aim is to to produce units that do what they say on the tin and reduce duplication.
[Presenters Note: Link through to Ofquals qualifications equivalences diagram, which gives a clear visual representation of the equivalences. Alternatively, use the next slide to help explain the concept.]