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Discussion in 'Secondary' started by Barron2012, Oct 8, 2015.



  1. ECDL

  2. ITQ

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  1. Barron2012

    Barron2012 New commenter

    Hi all, not posted before but now seemed like a good time.

    I've been tasked with finding a GCSE equivalent course to offer to students at risk of not getting a decent Progress 8 score. The idea being that the course I find gives them a definite bankable grade. I'd heard about ECDL and it looked like a viable option, seems as though students can just crack on with the course with minimal input complete online diagnostic tests then real online tests across 4 areas. Then I've been contacted by someone from ITQ, they appear to assess with just one test.

    I'm not an IT specialist and have no experience of either course. Whichever we choose it will likely be delivered via after school sessions as an intervention and will be facilitated by non specialists. ECDL seemed like the best fit with that regard, students could just come in crack on and when ready take a test...again though I've never delivered it.

    Any advice greatly appreciated, both companies obviously just want me to buy their product so need hearing from people who have delivered and had success would be great.

    Cheers in advance

  2. DM

    DM New commenter

    ECDL does count towards Progress 8. I've never heard of ITQ so you need to check it is recognised.
  3. wanet

    wanet Star commenter

    No experience, not a specialist, kids just crack on with it - concerns me! Sounds like a recipe for disaster.

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