Digital update - April 2022
An update on everything new within the Digital sector.
IT User (ITQ) Qualifications
As of 31 July 2022, the ESFA will remove post-16 funding from the following Level 2 IT Users (ITQ) qualifications:
|Qualification Number||Qualification Title|
|500/7820/3||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for IT Users (ITQ)|
|500/7832/X||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (ITQ)|
|500/7819/7||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma for IT Users (ITQ)|
|600/1633/4||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ)|
Please be advised that funded delivery to pre-16 learners will not be impacted.
Further information on Post-16 - Removal of funding for level 2 digital and ICT qualifications from July 2022 can be found here:
Extension of IT Qualifications
We are pleased to advise that the following IT Professional Competence qualifications have been extended for learner registrations until 31 December 2024:
|Qualification Number||Qualification Title||New Review Date|
|501/1381/1||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles||31 December 2024|
|501/1436/0||Pearson BTEC Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles||31 December 2024|
|501/1435/9||Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in ICT Systems and Principles||31 December 2024|
|501/1290/9||Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals||31 December 2024|
|501/1291/0||Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals||31 December 2024|
Withdrawal of IT Qualifications
The following two IT qualifications will be withdrawn without replacement as highlighted below. The last registration date for both qualifications is 31 December 2022.
|Qualification Number||Qualification Title||Last registration date||Certification end date|
|600/1634/6||Pearson BTEC Level 3 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ)||31 December 2022||31 December 2025|
|501/1292/2||Pearson BTEC Level 4 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecoms Professionals||31 December 2022||31 December 2025|