E-Quals (7266)

Last Updated: 04 Nov 2014
7266-22 Diploma for Software Developers, 7266-24 Diploma for IT Practitioners and 7266-26 Diploma in ICT System Support close at the end of 2012, they are no longer part of an Apprenticeship Framework and have been replaced by 7540-12 ICT Systems and Principles or System Support.

7540-23 Advanced Diploma for Software Developers, 7266-25 Advanced Diploma for IT Professionals and 7266-27 Advanced Diploma in ICT System Support close at the end of 2012, they are no longer part of an Apprenticeship Framework and have been replaced by 7540-13 ICT Systems and Principles or System Support.

7266-29 Advanced Diploma for ICT Professionals is closed for registration.

7266-02/32/52/72/82 Diploma for IT users and 7266-03/33/53/73 Advanced Diploma for IT users qualifications are closed for registration. These qualifications have been replaced by the City & Guilds Level 1 to Level 3 Award/Certificate/Diploma for IT user (ITQ) (7540), where the Level 2 to Level 3 are the qualifications required for the IT Applications Specialist Apprenticeship Framework.
These qualifications were designed to cover the needs of those working or looking to progress their careers in an ICT Professional role or develop/improve their skills in using ICT.

The ICT Professional qualifications cover system support, software development and general systems and principles of ICT. These qualifications have now been replaced by 7540-12 and 7540-13.

E-quals for IT users allows learners the opportunity to learn and demonstrate the skills required to use a variety of software applications and systems. These qualifications have now been replaced by 7574-01 to 7574-03.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Northern Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

Depending on the level you take you will cover things like:

  • Word processing
  • Web design
  • Word-processing
  • Using spreadsheets
  • Databases
  • Desktop publishing
  • Using the internet.

To get a Vocationally Related Qualification (VRQ) you learn with your training provider - maybe through practical sessions, group discussions or assignments.

VRQs are usually assessed by your training provider using assignments, practical tasks, exams or online tests.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
You have some basic IT skills and would like to develop and build confidence in working with and using IT.

Level 2
You are an IT User and would like to widen your knowledge and develop your IT skills.

Level 3
You have plenty of IT skills. You may be looking to learn the skills you need to perform more complex tasks using IT tools.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications offer a number of career progression opportunities and can give you skills that will help in any role where you need to work with computers.

The suite of qualifications also offer easy progression to other qualifications. Learners completing a Level 2 Diploma can often proceed to a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in the same area. Achieving an e-Quals 07 qualification also often provides the background knowledge and skills you need to complete a related NVQ, such as:

  • NVQ for IT Practitioners/Professionals
  • NVQ for IT Users
  • NVQ in Communication Technologies.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

To deliver these qualifications you will need suitably qualified staff to carry out training and assessment, as well as facilities to carry out the required training to enable learners to achieve industry standards.

For the e-Quals 07 qualifications, you'll assess learners using practical assignments or demonstrations, multiple-choice exams or e-assessment methods.

Anyone can take these qualifications, but you must make sure all your learners can access the resources they need to complete it and have previous qualifications or experience .

To find all the resource requirements for assessment and delivery, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Level 2

This level will suit you if you are an IT user and would like to widen your knowledge and develop your IT skills.

You complete one core unit:

  • IT principles.

You'll then choose either two optional units (for the diploma) or four optional units (for the enhanced diploma). Some examples of optional units include:

  • Designing and creating databases
  • Using the internet for advanced finding, selecting and sending information
  • Designing and creating presentations
  • Working with computerised accounting software
  • Designing and producing documents and templates
  • Designing and creating websites using Macromedia Dreamweaver.

For a full list of optional units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications offer a number of career progression opportunities and can give you skills that will help in any role where you need to work with computers.

The suite of qualifications also offer easy progression to other qualifications. Learners completing a Level 2 Diploma can often proceed to a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in the same area. Achieving an e-Quals 07 qualification also often provides the background knowledge and skills you need to complete a related NVQ, such as:

  • NVQ for IT Practitioners/Professionals
  • NVQ for IT Users
  • NVQ in Communication Technologies.

Level 2 Diploma for IT Practitioners (7266-24)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2014 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 2 Diploma for IT Practitioners

  • Accreditation No: 500/1885/1 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 325 - 325 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 3

This level is ideal if you have plenty of IT skills. You may be looking to learn the skills you need to perform more complex tasks using IT tools.

You complete one core unit:

  • IT principles.

You then choose either two optional units (for the diploma) or four optional units (for the enhanced diploma). Some examples of optional units include:

  • Designing and producing spreadsheets to analyse information
  • Designing and creating advanced layouts using desktop publishing software
  • Visual communication using Adobe Photoshop
  • Designing and creating websites using Macromedia Flash
  • Word Expert (Microsoft).

For a full list of optional units, download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

The qualifications offer a number of career progression opportunities and can give you skills that will help in any role where you need to work with computers.

The suite of qualifications also offer easy progression to other qualifications. Learners completing a Level 2 Diploma can often proceed to a Level 3 Advanced Diploma in the same area. Achieving an e-Quals 07 qualification also often provides the background knowledge and skills you need to complete a related NVQ, such as:

  • NVQ for IT Practitioners/Professionals
  • NVQ for IT Users
  • NVQ in Communication Technologies.

Level 3 Advanced Diploma for Software Developers (7266-23)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2013 Supportive services: SmartScreen

Level 3 Advanced Diploma for Software Developers

  • Accreditation No: 500/1732/9 This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 270 - 270 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: 31/12/2016 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Additional information for centres

Smart Screen

SMARTSCREEN IS AVAILABLE FOR THIS QUALIFICATION

SmartScreen is our online portal for tutor, assessors and learners that provides unit-specific support materials and tutor forums to complement the delivery and learning experience

Visit Smartscreen.co.uk >

Here you can find all documents related to this suite of qualifications.

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.

Some documents may be password protected. Passwords can be retrieved by logging in to WalledGarden.com and visiting the Administration section of the relevant qualification catalogue page.

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7266 Level 1

Additional documents

ICT Users

Level 1 IT User Assignment C - Assessor Instructions

Assessment materials

ICT Users

7266 Level 2

Assessment materials

ICT Users

7266 Level 3

Assessment materials

ICT Users

Purpose and Recognition

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