Key information - Certificate

Qualification Name:

BCS Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills


QAN (Accreditation Number):

Qualification Aim:
The level 3 Certificate allows learners to demonstrate a higher level of ability in areas chosen from the wide range of ITQ units shown below.

This ITQ qualification will further develop understanding and capability in the use of IT across further learning, leisure and employment.

The flexibility of the ITQ will enable the learner’s course of study to be adapted to meet their specific needs or interests.

Level 2 unit achievement may be used toward this qualification. Additionally, level 3 unit attainment can be carried into a level 3 Diploma, and credit can be used towards other level 3 qualifications, encouraging progression.

Units from the internationally recognised ECDL qualification may be incorporated into this ITQ.


Facts and figures
Accreditation number
NQF level
Guided learning hours 175-200
Total Qualification Time (TQT) 248
LSC funding code 50061768
Accredited for age groups 16-18, 18+
Performance points 105
Percentage to threshold 40% towards Level 1 / Level 2
25% towards Level 3
Credit value 25
Qualification renewal date


Qualification structure

Minimum credit value
Maximum credit value
Mandatory unit
Level 3 Improving productivity using IT (5 credits)

Optional units
At least half optional unit credits at or above qualification level

Minimum 10 credits at level 3

No credits at entry level 3
Sector-specific units
Unit(s) from other qualifications
Maximum 5 credits at any relevant level

ITQ units



Manual, evidence-based or automated testing options are available.


Who is this qualification appropriate for?

  • 16-18
  • 18+
  • NEETs
  • ALR funding available
  • Train to Gain funding available
Qualification withdrawal
Please note that following a review of our qualifications portfolio, we will be withdrawing some of our qualifications between now and December 2018. Please click on the link below for information on the full list of qualifications that we are withdrawing. If you have any questions regarding the qualifications that are being withdrawn, then we are happy to discuss it with you. Full contact details can also be found by clicking the link.
Changes to our qualifications portfolio