SVQ/MA Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF Level 6

 The Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF level 6 is suitable for:

  • People in a variety of IT occupational roles in which IT practice, support or management is the major focus of the job and not peripheral to it
  • Learners who may have just left school
  • Mature candidates who may have been out of education for some time
  • Individuals who are currently in employment and who wish to obtain a formal qualification
  • People who wish to start their own business
  • Employers who wish their employees to obtain short, continuing professional development courses

The Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF level 6 consists of three mandatory units.

The following units are mandatory:

  • Personal Effectiveness at the level of the qualification
  • Health and Safety in IT & Telecoms (SCQF4)
     

Plus:

  • Either Customer Care or Personal and Interpersonal Communications at the level of the qualification
  • Units from different levels can be used within a qualification subject to the overall SCQF qualification levelling rules. In addition, a minimum of 60% of the credits achieved must be at the qualification level. Where a family of units exists at more than one level (eg Systems Architecture) only one unit can contribute to a qualification.

 

The Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF level 6 could provide progression to:

  • Diploma for Information Technology and Telecommunications Professionals at SCQF level 8
  • An HNC/HND in Computing or a related area
  • Employment in the IT sector


 

  • Entry is at the discretion of the centre
  • No prior qualifications are required to undertake this qualification, although experience in, or knowledge of, the subject would be an advantage.
     

 

SCQF Level

Level 6