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IT user skills, training & qualifications

Welcome to our IT user skills home page. Here you'll find:

Latest additions

07/07/06
Academy graduates work on defence project
The Accelerated Trainer Academy has announced that its first graduates are now delivering IT user training on behalf of the ATLAS consortium to help it supply Increment 1 of the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) project.
New projects / case studies

14/06/06
Bourne Training to develop IT skills courses for Ufi
e-Learning provider Bourne Training has won a contract from University for Industry (Ufi) to develop part of the second phase of a new range of IT skills courses within the 'IT for Life' and 'IT for Work' portfolios.
News

26/05/06
e-skills UK publishes latest IT skills report
According to new research from e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT & telecoms, 67% of employers consider the level of IT user skills held by their staff to have a 'large' or 'defining' impact on their companies' productivity .
Research

New projects & case studies

07/07/06
Academy graduates work on defence project
The Accelerated Trainer Academy has announced that its first graduates are now delivering IT user training on behalf of the ATLAS consortium to help it supply Increment 1 of the Defence Information Infrastructure (Future) project.

28/04/06
Union initiative provides learning for retail staff
Retail union Usdaw is offering shop staff around Scarborough the chance to join a union learning drive offering discount courses designed to boost basic skills.

04/11/05
Freelance suppliers resource MoD project
Freelance trainer suppliers BroadSkill and Synergy have been selected as the resource providers for one of the UK's largest IT user training initiatives.

28/09/05
LSE selects courseware for Office 2003 project
The London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) is using IT training courseware from Watsonia Publishing as part of a desktop upgrade project from Microsoft Office 2000 to Office 2003.

30/11/04
ECDL project helps prisoners develop IT skills
PS Plus, a Prison Service initiative operating in over 41 UK prisons, is helping prisoners develop IT skills prior to their release.

More IT user training and certification case
studies and contract announcements

IT user training and certification news

14/06/06
Bourne Training to develop IT skills courses for Ufi
e-Learning provider Bourne Training has won a contract from University for Industry (Ufi) to develop part of the second phase of a new range of IT skills courses within the 'IT for Life' and 'IT for Work' portfolios.

25/05/06
IT experts are the most stressed, says survey
IT experts are more likely to suffer from stress than any other professional, according to a new survey.

09/05/06
Blended learning package for ECDL launched
GTSLearning has launched a new blended-learning package for ECDL study using Microsoft Office 2003, XP or 2000.

01/03/06
Symposium to focus on global digital literacy
A move to address digital literacy as a global issue has been undertaken by the ECDL Foundation and CEPIS (The Council of European Professional Informatics Societies).

10/02/06
Pitman Training to deliver OCR qualifications
OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA) has signed a partnership agreement with training provider Pitman Training Group. The arrangement will see a number of Pitman Training Centres deliver a combination of OCR CLAiT Plus with Microsoft Office Specialist units and OCR Text Processing. The package is designed to provide individuals and employers with a blend of OCR qualifications and the Pitman Training Diploma.

More IT user training
and certification news

Research, studies and reports

26/05/06
e-skills UK publishes latest IT skills report
According to new research from e-skills UK, the Sector Skills Council for IT & telecoms, 67% of employers consider the level of IT user skills held by their staff to have a 'large' or 'defining' impact on their companies' productivity .

06/09/04
Report heralds new 'information age' Briton
New results from a British Computer Society survey into the nation's computing habits reveal that Britain has become a country of computer buffs.

02/08/04
Parity tops IT training providers chart

IT Skills Research has published their annual table of the UK's top IT training providers.

25/02/04
New study confirms 'very significant' impact of ECDL in Ireland

Ms Mary Hanafin TD, Government Chief Whip and Minster of State at the Department of the Taoiseach today launched a major new study into the impact of the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) in Ireland.

09/01/04
Computer users are IT Security incidents waiting to happen says survey

Research announced today by compliance and security software company, PolicyMatter, shows that the majority of IT managers have a dim view of computer users when it comes to information management.

11/12/03
UK business using ICT more effectively

According to a report commissioned by the Department of Trade and Industry, UK businesses are using ICT more effectively.

28/11/03
Lack of IT proficiency is short changing UK professionals

Executives who cower from computers and run scared from spreadsheets nowadays pay a hefty price for their technophobe tendencies.

25/03/03
Survey shows rising awareness of ECDL computer skills programme

Three quarters of British companies claim that employee time is being wasted due to inadequate computing skills, according to a new survey from the BCS.

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Articles

Bringing Britain online for e-Citizenship
A look at the new e-Citizen qualification from the British Computer Society. (Nov 04)

IT user skills in SMEs
Karen Price, CEO of e-skills UK, explains the importance of IT user skills to the overall productivity of SMEs. (Oct 04)

Information Technology Qualification (ITQ)
A case study and overview of the new ITQ vocational qualification. Designed with input from hundreds of UK businesses and benchmarked to nationally recognised standards, ITQ is supported by a network of awarding bodies, educational institutions and training providers. more

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Visit our ECDL home page for articles, news, case studies, studies and reports. The ECDL programme (known as the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) in countries outside of Europe) is administered on a global basis by the ECDL Foundation (ECDL-F). The ECDL-F offer a range of certifications, from entry-level programmes for complete beginners to specialised programmes for expert end-users. more

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS - formerly known as MOUS)
Formally, the Microsoft Office User Specialist (MOUS), The Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification is designed to validate a users experitise with Microsoft Office applications. Microsoft report that over a million Microsoft Office Specialist certificates have been issued world-wide. more

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