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Dacorum Education Support Centre


The BTEC ITQ is a suite of IT user qualifications developed by e-skills UK (the Sector Skills Council for IT) in consultation with employers.  It is very ‘hands-on’ for learners and is designed to develop the IT skills and competencies needed in the 21st century.

The up-to-date content gives learners important employability skills. The qualification allows a range of progression pathways for learners.  There are no tests or formal examinations.  The units are highly practical and emphasise ‘doing’ rather than ‘writing about’.

IT and the Creative/Digital industry play an important part in many areas of our everyday lives. It is the sector that grows year on year and is vital for the UK economy.  There is a demand from employers for an increasingly skilled and technically literate workforce as nearly all jobs incorporate the use of digital products and software. The BTEC IT Users course provides pupils with specific and transferable skills and a solid foundation in understanding and applying these skills within different relevant scenarios, whether it is in employment or higher education.

  • Students complete a minimum of two assignments this year. 
  • There are no EXAMS for this qualification.
  • The first two assignments contain 6 units built into them 



GCSE Equivalent

BTEC IT Users (ITQ) Level 1 Award


½ D Grade GCSE

BTEC IT Users (ITQ) Level 1 Certificate


1 D Grade GCSE

BTEC IT Users (ITQ) Level 2 Certificate


1 B Grade GCSE

BTEC IT Users (ITQ) Level 2 Diploma


3xB Grade GCSEs

Skills the students will develop on this course:

  • Presentation Skills
  • Spreadsheet
  • Microsoft Word
  • Typing
  • Using EMAIL Software
  • Gathering information
  • Video Production
  • Digital art, Creating Leaflets & Posters 
  • Audio Software – Creating a Radio Advert
  • Creating a Website
  • Creating an APP