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  1. Diploma and Advanced Diplomain Applications of ICT in Libraries Professional Development AwardsCertification for People’s Network ICT Training

  2. Collaborative VentureDevelopment Funded by: The National LotteryDeveloped by: Scottish Library and Information Council Certificated by: Scottish Qualifications Authority

  3. Key features

  4. Applications of ICT in Libraries Diploma SCQF Level 7 (HNC/SVQ 3/4) • Qualification Structure: Mandatory Section: 5 credits needed from these units: • Locating Information on Behalf of Clients SCQF 7: 1 credit • Supporting Reader Development SCQF 7: 1 credit • Supporting Client Learning SCQF 7: 1 credit • Using ICT in Library Practice and Professional Development SCQF 7: 1 credit • Supporting Clients in the Safe and Legal Use of ICT SCQF 7: 1 credit All 5 credits are needed for Diploma certification

  5. Applications of ICT in Libraries Diploma SCQF Level 7 • Qualification Levels: Rough Guide to Framework equivalences: • The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 7 • England, Wales & Northern Ireland National Qualifications Framework Level 4 • National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland Level 6 • England, Wales & Northern Ireland higher education framework (FHEQ) Level C

  6. Applications of ICT in LibrariesAdvanced Diploma SCQF Level 8 (HND/SVQ 4) • Qualification Structure: Mandatory Section: 7 credits needed from these units: • Locating Information on Behalf of Clients SCQF 7: 1 credit • Supporting Reader Development SCQF 7: 1 credit • Supporting Client Learning SCQF 7: 1 credit • Using ICT in Library Practice and Professional Development SCQF 7: 1 credit • Supporting Clients in the Safe and Legal Use of ICT SCQF 7: 1 credit • Integrative Unit (Project) SCQF 8: 2 creditsOptions Section: 2 credits needed from these units: • Carrying out the Net Navigator Role SCQF 8: 2 credits • Carrying out the Educator Role SCQF 8: 2 credits All 9 credits are needed for Advanced Diploma certification

  7. Applications of ICT in Libraries Advanced Diploma SCQF Level 8 • Qualification Levels: Rough Guide to Framework equivalences: • The Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) Level 8 • England, Wales & Northern Ireland National Qualifications Framework Level 5 • National Framework of Qualifications for Ireland Level 6/7 • England, Wales & Northern Ireland higher education framework (FHEQ) Level 1

  8. Delivery Approaches: • Large Local Authority Library with in-house training capability: Library must have or achieve SQA approved centre status.Responsible for : Training, Assessment, QA and Administration. • Consortium of smaller Libraries from the same or different Local AuthoritiesOption 1 : One library must have or achieve SQA approved centre status and take responsibility for QA and Administration for all. Option 2: Consortium forms Partnerships with a SQA approved college or private training provider who takes responsibility for QA and Administration for all.

  9. Delivery Approaches: • SQA Approved Training Providers (College or Private)Responsible for: Assessment, Quality Assurance and Administration and training if needed. Offering complete T & A service to employers and individual learners. Note: Providers must have or buy-in staff with Public Library expertise to carry out assessment of the Reader Development Unit. • Provider / Library Partnerships Typical arrangements: Library responsible for: Training and production of authenticated assessment evidence using library supervisors / mentors. SQA Approved Provider responsible for: Assessment & Quality Assurance (IV) and Administration ( Registration, Entry and Resulting).Note :Formal evidence of partnership agreement arrangements required for SQA Approval for partnership delivery.

  10. Assessment Methods Workplace based assessment using a variety of methods including: • Logbooks • Essays (Short 250 words min 500 max) • Case studies • Reports • Practical Tasks e.g. simple & complex searches • Reflective Accounts • Short Question Tests

  11. Supportfor Centres & Candidates

  12. Support • Arrangements Document on SQA’s open access website www.sqa.org.uk • Assessment exemplars (including Log Books) on SQA’s secure website www.sqa.org.uk/sqasecure (access restricted to SQA approved centres)

  13. Support • The following open access support is available on the ICTL dedicated website www.ictl.org.uk : • A Course Guide; • Tuition and tutorial materials (Top Up Learning) for each unit; • A Wiki Book for each unit; • A TNA to assist centres determine skill levels and candidates training needs. • A Yahoo based Candidate Support Group for each unit at: ICTL@yahoogroups.com (Log on to www.ictl.org.uk to subscribe) • Promotion advice & materials including brochures and publicity posters are available from SQA.

  14. Support ICTL Website On-line Support @ www.ictl.org.uk

  15. Advice & Guidance for Centres For advice on SQA Approval procedures, promotion & publicity contact: Bob Marren Tel: 01698 810 840 Mob: 07770 537 401 email: bob.marren@sqa.org.uk For telephone advice on Delivery & Assessment or to request a Development Visit from an External Verifier (Charge £100 / day) contact: Assessment Standards Verification Team Jean Gibbons Tel: 0845 213 5345 email: jean.gibbons@sqa.org.uk

  16. Target Markets • ICT proficient public library staff trained under the People’s Network programme • Public Library staff in need of ICT training& certification • Library staff from other sectors e.g. Schools • Library staff aiming to progress towards Professional status.

  17. Key benefits

  18. Key benefits For Employers: • Workforce development • Career path development • Sector-specific award • Content supported by strategic agencies SLIC, CILIP, MLA, CyMAL • Added value to People’s Network Training • Supports IIP and Charter Mark • Links to Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals Qualifications (CILIP) • UK-wide relevance & recognition • Certificated proof of HN Level ICT competence.

  19. Key benefits For individuals • Increases employability • Enhances promotion prospects • Supports staff development • Certificates People’s Network ICT training • Provides academic credits • Links to CILIP Framework for Qualifications • Certificated proof of HN Level ICT competence • Nationally recognised certification.

  20. Fees • Candidate Entry Fees: • Diploma : £97.25 • Advanced Diploma : £117.25 • Unit : £12.25 • Entry Fee covers Certification costs . • .

  21. Help with Fees • Candidates can access ILA Scotland funding in specific circumstances.

  22. THE NEW IT QUALIFICATION

  23. That’s all for now folks! Hope you have found this useful and not all one big….