Some of our qualifications are changing...

Following on from our communication in July 2017 we are continuing to make some changes to our qualification portfolio. Here’s what’s changing and why!

The world of IT is fast paced and rapidly changing, that’s why we are undertaking a full review of our current qualification portfolio. We want to ensure that we continue to provide the most relevant and valid IT qualifications for 21st century learners. As part of our review we have decided to withdraw a number of our ITQ qualifications where take up is particularly low and feedback from our customers suggests that the large number of options in these flexible qualifications can be confusing.

ECDL syllabus 6 is coming

Retirement information for ECDL for Schools

Retirement information for Digital Skills Certificate

As a result of this review, we are withdrawing the following qualifications:

No.
Name of Qualification
QAN
1 BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6175/6
2 BCS Level 1 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6178/1
3 BCS Level 1 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6276/1
4
BCS Entry Level Award in Online Basics (ITQ) (Entry 3) 600/0540/3
5
BCS Level 3 ECDL Award in IT User Skills 601/0635/9
6
BCS Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills 600/2681/9
7
BCS Level 2 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6275/X
8
BCS Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6161/6
9
BCS Level 3 Award in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6179/3
10
BCS Level 1 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6174/4
11
BCS Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 500/6386/8
12
BCS Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills 600/2879/8

 
If I am a Centre what does this mean for me?

In July, we published the timetable for the withdrawal of these qualifications. The timetable had three key dates:

  • Final date for purchasing credits for registrations - end of September 2017
  • Final date for BCS acceptance of learner registrations - end of January 2018
  • Final testing date - 31 July 2018. This will ensure that your learners have plenty of time to complete their course.

If you have any queries, then please contact us by email at bcssales@bcs.uk or telephone on +44 (0)1793 417445.