Digital update - March 2022

Wed Mar 16 09:00:00 UTC 2022

An update on everything new within the digital sector.

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Extension of IT Qualifications

We are pleased to advise that the following IT qualifications have been extended for learner registrations until 31 August 2024:

Qualification Number Qualification Title New Review Date
500/7820/3  Pearson BTEC Level 2 Award for IT Users (ITQ) 31 August 2024
500/7832/X Pearson BTEC Level 2 Certificate for IT Users (ITQ)  31 August 2024
500/7819/7 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma for IT Users (ITQ) 31 August 2024 
600/1633/4 Pearson BTEC Level 2 Diploma in IT User Skills (ITQ) 31 August 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The following two IT qualifications will be withdrawn without replacement as highlighted below.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 Qualififation 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

Apprenticeship Standards

Data Analyst

As of the 01 June 2021 the Data Analyst Apprenticeship Standard was updated following an employer review.

Pearson are an approved end-point assessment organisation for the revised Data Analyst L4 Apprenticeship Standard and we anticipate that our end-point assessment materials including specification and apprentice resource pack will be available in Spring 2022.

If you would like to be involved in the development and consultation of our end-point assessment materials please contact Nathan Cookson, Portfolio Manager for Business and IT, nathan.cookson@pearson.com

Further details on this Standard can be found here:

Data Analyst | IFA

Information Communication Technician

As of the 31 July 2021 the Information Communication Technician Standard fully replaced the Infrastructure Technician Standard for all new apprenticeship starts.

Pearson are an approved end-point assessment organisation for the Information Communication Technician Standard and we anticipate that our end-point assessment materials including specification and apprentice resource pack will be available in Spring 2022.

If you would like to be involved in the development and consultation of our end-point assessment materials please contact Nathan Cookson, Portfolio Manager for Business and IT, nathan.cookson@pearson.com

Further details on this standard can be found here:

Information Communication Technician

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