PROCOM – The OCR
Package
Presented by John Deacon
OCR Business Manager
Objectives
• To give you a short overview of the OCR
Procom qualifications and how they
evolved
• To explain the benefits ...
QCF – A Brief Overview
• New way of recognising achievement:
awarding credit for units and
qualifications
• Qualifications...
Ofqual Equivalences Diagram
Background to Procom
• In conjunction with industry leaders,
employers, providers and the joint
awarding body forum, e-ski...
What has Procom to offer
• Ever increasing list of units that will give
you the ability to design multiple
solutions/templ...
NQF to QCF - OCR’s Transition
• NQF
– OCR NVQ IT
Practitioner/
Professional L1-4
– OCR iPro
L1-3
• QCF (PROCOM)
– OCR ICT ...
OCR Level 2 and 3 in ICT Professional
Competence (equal to the old NVQ)
OCR ICT Systems and Principals for IT
Practitioners/Professionals Levels 2 and 3
(equal to the old iPro)
Apprenticeship Structure
Units
• There are 185 units within the suite,
made up of mandatory, optional, vendor
units and restricted units (ITQ)
• Re...
Spiky Profile – Cross Level
Achievement
• Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and
Principles – example of achievement
L3
Ma...
How does the assessment work?
• All units apart from the vendor tested solutions are centre
assessed and externally modera...
External moderation
• On receipt of entries, an OCR Moderator is
appointed to moderate centre assessment
decisions
• Centr...
Stop press……………unlimited access to
vendor tests
• As a result of customer feedback, OCR is
presently making an amendment t...
Fees
• Up front entry fees, no certification fees or approval fees
Single unit £18.30
Level 2 Award Systems £38.50
Level 2...
Making entries
• Named or unnamed through OCR Interchange
• Unit or full qualification entry
• Interchange will give you u...
Claiming certificates
• Electronic claims via Interchange
• Some forms remaining (batching)
• Interchange will give you us...
The OCR offer
• Unlimited vendor tests (unique to OCR)
• Moderation, no visits unless requested
• On- line support materia...
Who to contact
New business: John Deacon
Business Manager - 07730 955256
john,deacon@ocr.org.uk
Syllabus enquiries: Karen ...
A qualification for Lisa
SCENARIO – LISA JONES
Twenty year old Lisa Jones has been working with Bogshire County
Council for just over a year. Lisa ...
SCENARIO – LISA JONES
• Working with Hardware and Equipment
• Arranging visits and job requests with the school ICT
Heads ...
SCENARIO – LISA JONES
From this information, build a suitable qualification for Lisa from the units provided.
Select label...
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The first half of the OCR workshop will be covering the new Procom standards and Apprenticeships. The second half will be an interactive session involving the delegates.

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EMEA10: Procom - the OCR package

  1. 1. PROCOM – The OCR Package Presented by John Deacon OCR Business Manager
  2. 2. Objectives • To give you a short overview of the OCR Procom qualifications and how they evolved • To explain the benefits of the OCR package • To give you a flavour of the unit design capabilities (group exercise)
  3. 3. QCF – A Brief Overview • New way of recognising achievement: awarding credit for units and qualifications • Qualifications titles, sizes and levels (entry→ L8) standardised nationally: – Awards (1-12 credits), – Certificates (13-36 credits), – Diplomas (37+ credits)
  4. 4. Ofqual Equivalences Diagram
  5. 5. Background to Procom • In conjunction with industry leaders, employers, providers and the joint awarding body forum, e-skills UK ltd launched the new IT Professional Framework and subsequent qualifications in September this year • Framework owned by e-skills but awarding bodies have the autonomy to establish their own assessment models and product surround
  6. 6. What has Procom to offer • Ever increasing list of units that will give you the ability to design multiple solutions/templates to suite the needs of an individual or employer • Ability to set your own scenarios which you can be sure will be fit for purpose
  7. 7. NQF to QCF - OCR’s Transition • NQF – OCR NVQ IT Practitioner/ Professional L1-4 – OCR iPro L1-3 • QCF (PROCOM) – OCR ICT Professional Competence L2 & 3 rubbish – OCR ICT Systems and Principles (PROCOM)
  8. 8. OCR Level 2 and 3 in ICT Professional Competence (equal to the old NVQ)
  9. 9. OCR ICT Systems and Principals for IT Practitioners/Professionals Levels 2 and 3 (equal to the old iPro)
  10. 10. Apprenticeship Structure
  11. 11. Units • There are 185 units within the suite, made up of mandatory, optional, vendor units and restricted units (ITQ) • Restrictions on the ITQ units within Competence are as follows: Level 2 – 12 Credits Level 3 – 24 Credits
  12. 12. Spiky Profile – Cross Level Achievement • Level 3 Certificate in ICT Systems and Principles – example of achievement L3 Mandatory Unit – Customer Care – 7 credits L3 Optional unit – Computer Forensics – 8 credits L2 CompTIA DHTi+ – 9 credits Candidate achieves a full level 3 qualification at 24 credits, meeting the minimum 15 credit requirements at L3 and units from adjacent level =
  13. 13. How does the assessment work? • All units apart from the vendor tested solutions are centre assessed and externally moderated by OCR. Centres devise activities/scenarios that enable candidates to meet the unit assessment criteria • OCR will be devising example materials, however, in the meantime, OCR has produced specific assessment requirements within each unit (see OCR website) • OCR recommends that subject content and associated skills be referenced to real life situations
  14. 14. External moderation • On receipt of entries, an OCR Moderator is appointed to moderate centre assessment decisions • Centres have the option to post work to the OCR Moderator, or allow access to their e - portfolio system • If e-portfolio used, all candidate work must be centralised and easy to access • If you need a visit, we can arrange
  15. 15. Stop press……………unlimited access to vendor tests • As a result of customer feedback, OCR is presently making an amendment to Ofqual in order to offer open and unlimited access to optional vendor units within Systems and Principles (Competence is already unlimited) • A new Technical Certificate will be developed that will conform to the e-skills requirement of limited vendor restrictions for apprenticeships
  16. 16. Fees • Up front entry fees, no certification fees or approval fees Single unit £18.30 Level 2 Award Systems £38.50 Level 2 Cert Systems £76.90 Level 2 Dip Systems £117.20 Level 3 Award Systems £38.50 Level 3 Cert Systems £76.90 Level 3 Dip Systems £115.30 Level 3 Ext Dip Systems £153.80 Level 2 Dip Competence £128.10 Level 3 Dip Competence £153.80
  17. 17. Making entries • Named or unnamed through OCR Interchange • Unit or full qualification entry • Interchange will give you useful MIS
  18. 18. Claiming certificates • Electronic claims via Interchange • Some forms remaining (batching) • Interchange will give you useful MIS • 28 working days turnaround
  19. 19. The OCR offer • Unlimited vendor tests (unique to OCR) • Moderation, no visits unless requested • On- line support materials (end of year) • Use of e-portfolio • Electronic entry (allowing for drop-outs) • E-claims •
  20. 20. Who to contact New business: John Deacon Business Manager - 07730 955256 john,deacon@ocr.org.uk Syllabus enquiries: Karen Milliner, Qualifications – 02476 470033 karen.milner@ocr.org.uk General enquiries: Customer Contact Centre - 02476851509
  21. 21. A qualification for Lisa
  22. 22. SCENARIO – LISA JONES Twenty year old Lisa Jones has been working with Bogshire County Council for just over a year. Lisa is a trusted assistant with the schools networking support unit who are responsible for maintaining IT networks and installing software etc across 14 schools within the county. Lisa has picked up a number of skills over the past year and is trusted to carry out several tasks but with some supervision. Both Lisa and the team leader feel that a nationally recognised qualification would greatly benefit Lisa and the team as a whole. Lisa has been involved in the following areas:
  23. 23. SCENARIO – LISA JONES • Working with Hardware and Equipment • Arranging visits and job requests with the school ICT Heads of Departments • Setting up and maintaining school security systems • Fault finding/diagnosis • Conforming to Health and Safety regulations • Worked under supervision on the ICT help desk • Installing software • Involved in the fundamentals of networks • Advising Heads of Departments on all ICT issues and council directives • Testing systems
  24. 24. SCENARIO – LISA JONES From this information, build a suitable qualification for Lisa from the units provided. Select labels/units and stick it on the cardboard provided to form a qualification Write you explanation of the model you have chosen on the bottom of the cardboard OCR Level 2/3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence (Procom) Level 2: Full qualification: 48 credits, Mandatory units1 and 3 (9 credits) Maximum of 29 credits at the level of the qualification, remaining credits can be at level 2 or 3 Level 3: Full qualification: 72 credits, Mandatory units 2 and 3 (12 credits) Maximum of 44 credits at the level of the qualification, remaining credits can be at level 2, 3 or 4

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