SVQ IT Users

SVQ IT Users

The SVQ for IT Users (ITQ) is  available at SCQF level  6. This has been developed by e-skills uk and is intended for people in any occupational area requiring the regular use of Information Technology (IT) as part of their jobs.

Important information: As of 1 September 2016, all SVQs with an established SCQF level no longer include the SVQ level in their titles. Please note that our web pages and documents will gradually be updated over time as the SVQs are reviewed, so may still contain the existing titles. More information on SCQF levels can be found on our SCQF web page.

Key features


Flexibility of approach

In response to sector, employer and learner needs.

Flexibility of content

To stimulate and inspire new learning and support progression, the ITQ offers a range of solutions varying in:

Flexibility of assessment method

As appropriate to the individual and the Unit, which minimises the assessment burden for learners. The ITQ can therefore accommodate both:

News and Announcements

Internet Safety

SQA offer the first National Qualification in the EU relating to internet safety. The new qualification (F0H5 10 Internet Safety) is intended for anyone who regularly uses the internet and wants to protect themselves while they're online.


Centres with devolved authority for approval should use their own internal approval process.

Centres without devolved authority require to come forward for approval and should contact SQA’s Business Development Team for guidance.

Assessors and verifiers must be able to meet SQA’s general requirements for technical/occupational competence as outlined in theSystems and Qualification Approval Guide (510 KB).

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Qualification Structure


National Occupational Standards

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Information about delivery, assessment, quality assurance and support material

Assessment strategy

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