ITQ - The flexible IT qualification

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The BCS ITQ is a range of IT qualifications made up from a combination of units available on the ITQ framework.

The framework consists of a wide range of units covering all aspects of IT application including word processing, spreadsheets, the internet, multimedia software and design software.

  • Nationally recognised IT qualifications
    ITQs cover all aspects of IT skills and ensure that everyone benefits from IT.
  • Developed with employers
    The content of the ITQ units has been developed with employers to ensure it is relevant to the real world and meets the needs of employers.
    Our coverage of ITQs includes the popular ECDL qualifications, exclusive to BCS. ECDL ITQs are the most popular qualifications on the framework, and focus on improving learners’ understanding of computers whilst promoting efficient use of software.

Benefits to learners

The flexible ITQ qualifications provide the skills to support your education and enhance future job prospects.

  • Develop the ability to fully benefit from IT
  • Learn the skills you want to learn
  • Build your confidence in using IT effectively and productively

Benefits to centres
The BCS ITQ qualification is nationally recognised. It is fully accredited on the QCF and is eligible for funding and school performance points.

  • Flexibility to choose units of study that meet your learners’ needs
  • Developed in consultation with employers to deliver the skills they’re looking for

Benefits to employers
The BCS ITQ qualifications are up-to-date and relevant, and have been developed in consultation with employers.

  • Build qualifications to suit your business needs
  • Include bespoke or specialist software within the qualification
  • Increase productivity and efficiency
  • Set a benchmark for employee IT competence throughout your organisation

Updates to our qualifications

This is a United Kingdom government regulated qualification which is administered and approved by one or more of the following: Ofqual, Qualifications in Wales or SQA.


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ITQs from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT.
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Accredited in Scotland

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