Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals Qualifications (2231)

Last Updated: 04 Apr 2016
It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the ICT sector as Database Administrators, Internet/Web Professionals, IT Product Developers, IT Technical Sales Specialist, IT Trainers, Multimedia Designers, Network Managers, Office Equipment Service Technicians, Software Developer/Programmers, Systems Analysts and Telecommunications Technicians.
This qualification is for learners who work or want to work as apprentices in the IT and Telecoms Sector.

It was developed in association with e Skills, the sector skills council for business and information technology and other awarding organisations as well as providers and industry.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • Scotland

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

City & Guilds does not set entry requirements for this qualification. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to gain the qualification successfully.

Learners will be assessed by a variety of methods depending on the whether the units undertaken are practical or knowledge based and they must complete real work activities in order to produce evidence to demonstrate they are occupationally competent. Some simulation is allowed (check handbook for specific units) when;
• a learner is required to complete a work activity that does not occur on a regular basis and therefore opportunities to complete a particular work activity do not easily arise
• a learner is required to respond to a situation that rarely occurs, such as responding to an emergency situation
• the safety of a learner, other individuals and/or resources will be put at risk.

When simulation is used, assessors must be confident that the simulation replicates the workplace to such an extent that learners will be able to fully transfer their occupational competence to the workplace and real situations. Assessment of real work or simulation must be to recognised standards.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

On successfully achieving the qualification a learners could take on roles as:
• Database Administrators, Network Managers, Systems Analysts
• Internet/Web Professionals, IT Product Developers, Software Developer/Programmers, Multimedia Designers
• IT Trainers, IT Technical Sales Specialist
• Office Equipment Service Technicians, Telecommunications Technicians

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

Staff delivering this qualification must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following occupational expertise requirements:
• be occupationally knowledgeable in the area for which they are delivering training. This knowledge must be at least to the same level as the training being delivered.
• have credible experience of providing training
• have at least recent relevant experience in the specific area they will be assessing
• have any relevant qualifications required to deliver in the post 16 education market.

Centres can use specially designated areas within a centre to assess, for example, the installation of specialised systems, setting up of networks and operating systems). The equipment and systems must meet industrial standards and be capable of being used under normal working conditions.

SCQF 6

Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 6 (2231-03)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2017

Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 6

  • Accreditation No: R30704 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 96 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

SCQF 8

Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF 8 (2231-05)

Last Registration Date: 31 Mar 2017

Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF 8

  • Accreditation No: R41704 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: SVQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: 150 Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: Data unavailable This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: N/A This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/03/2021 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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By clicking on the section headings below, you can access a variety of documents such as the qualification handbooks and assessment materials, Statements of Purpose, and recognition letters from industry and employers.

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2231 SCQF 6

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