This is a great vocational ICT qualification which offers a wide range of coursework units that can meet the needs of many different learners. We have selected a range of units that are engaging for the pupils but also cover important curriculum areas. The coursework is handed in on the TLM website to class teachers so that it can be marked and feedback given. Evidence of progression and response to teacher feedback is recorded on the TLM website.
K Townsend, Head of Computing, Hutton Grammar School
Total Credits required to achieve the qualification - 9
Mandatory Units: N/A
Qualification Title
TLM Level 1 Award in IT User Skills in Open Systems and Enterprise (ITQ)
Qualification Number
Qualification Level
Level 1
Total Credits
Guided Learning Hours
Assessment Methods
Coursework, E-assessment, Portfolio of Evidence, Practical Demonstration/Assignment
Operational Start Date
  • Guidance and support provided.
  • The range of units that students can study is extensive and enables assessors to tailor courses to suit students' interests and aspirations.
  • Coursework is easily managed and the marking criteria is unambiguous.
  • Moderation on demand, no restrictive moderation windows.
  • Feedback offered on any evidence submitted. TLM are willing to communicate with assessors with guidance on how to improve learners work.
  • The online TLM Markbook is invaluable in tracking students' progress.
  • Coursework is easily managed and the marking criteria is unambiguous.
  • Devised by employers in partnership with IT subject specialists.
  • Clear and flexible unit based structure referenced to the European Qualifications Framework (EQF).
  • Progression route from Entry Level learning to Level 3.
  • Straightforward assessment of competence in the use of IT to support learning in all subjects.
  • Ongoing support from our team of subject specialists.
  • Flexible enough to accredit skills and knowledge acquired in other subjects as well as in specialist lessons.
  • Provides a focus for continuing professional development for IT teachers through moderation/verification feedback.
  • Growing pool of free and open source teaching and learning resources.
  • Scope to provide all children in a school with recognised qualifications irrespective of ability at ultra low cost through the subscription model.
  • Reduced bureaucracy for teachers and flexibility for them to target specific interests.
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