Information and Communication Technology Skills

Award Type: Major

Code: 4M0855

Level 4

Credit Value: 90

 

Purpose

The purpose of this award is to enable the learner to develop the knowledge, skills and competence in a broad range of information and communication technology which enable employment, under direct supervision, in a variety of information and communications technology sectors, or progression to further education or training.

Statements of Knowledge, Skill and Competence

Learners will be able to:

Knowledge

Breadth  Demonstrate a broad range of knowledge related to information and communications technology and its applications.

 

Kind  Demonstrate knowledge of some theoretical concepts and abstract thinking relevant to information and communications technology including a concrete understanding of computer hardware, computer software, health and safety.

 

Know How & Skill

Range  Demonstrate a moderate range of skills and tools used in information and communications technology.

 

Selectivity  Select appropriate procedures from known solutions to solve a variety of predictable information and communications technology problems.

 

Competence

Context  Apply information and communications technology, mathematical, and personal and interpersonal skills, following prescribed health and safety procedures, in a range of familiar and unfamiliar IT contexts.

Role  Demonstrate good information and communications technology, mathematical, personal and interpersonal skills, and quality awareness in a supervised environment.

Learning to Learn  Take responsibility for personal learning, time management, study skills,
research skills, report writing, health and safety, and quality of work in a structured context.

Insight  Reflect on personal performance and learning to inform self understanding when working with information and communications technology

The learning outcomes associated with this award are outlined in the associated Component Specifications.

Access

To access programmes leading to this award the learner should have reached the standards of knowledge, skill and competence associated with the preceding level of the National Framework of Qualifications.
This may have been achieved through a formal qualification or through relevant life and work experience.

Transfer

Achievement of this award will enable the learner to transfer to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the same level of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Progression

Achievement of this award will enable the learner to progress to other appropriate programmes leading to awards at the next or higher levels of the National Framework of Qualifications.

Progression Awards

Learners who successfully complete this award may progress to a range of different awards.

Grading

Pass

Merit

Distinction

The grade achieved will be determined by the grades achieved on the components

Certificate Requirements

The total credit value required for this certificate is 90.

This will be achieved by completing:

All of the following component(s)

Award Code Title Level Credit Value
4N0689 Communications 4 15
4N1987 Mathematics 4 10

 

A minimum credit value of 30 from the following components

Award Code Title Level Credit Value
4N1125 Information Technology Skills 4 10
4N1112 Computer Applications 4 10
4N1117 Graphic Design 4 10
4N1858 Digital Media Technology 4 10
4N1854 Desktop Publishing 4 10
4N1122 Web Design 4 10

 

A minimum credit value of 15 from the following components

Award Code Title Level Credit Value
4N1168 Work Experience 4 15
4N1170 Work Practice 4 15

 

The remaining credit value of 20 can be obtained by using programme modules leading to relevant components from the level 4 lists below or by using programme modules listed above and not already chosen.

Award Code Title Level Credit Value
4N1120 Spreadsheet Methods 4 10
4N1123 Word Processing 4 10
4N1132 Personal Effectiveness 4 10
4N1989 Customer Services 4 10
4N1124 Workplace Safety 4 10