Simon Garratt (OCR) - ITA Summit 11

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  • We are part of Europe’s largest assessment group - Cambridge Assessment. Cambridge Assessment is the international exams group of the University of Cambridge and is a not-for-profit organisation . Established over 150 years ago Three exam boards (CIE, Cambridge ESOL and OCR) Group includes the largest educational research facility of its kind in Europe OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA examinations) is a leading UK awarding body, providing a wide range of qualifications to meet the needs of learners of all ages and abilities. Over 13,000 education centres choose our A Levels, GCSEs and vocational qualifications
  • OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA examinations) is a leading awarding body, part of the Cambridge Assessment Group. Our experience, knowledge and skills have enabled us to build a reputation for reliably high standards since becoming established in 1998. Our qualifications are divided into different subjects and different levels to meet the needs of learners of all ages and abilities. (Run through details on the screen) Many of our learners over the age of 19 are in employment and wishing to advance their skills or are attending FE colleges preparing to step out onto the career ladder for the first time. The size and scale of our operation mans that we can turn around millions of exams entries and results.
  • Simon Garratt (OCR) - ITA Summit 11

    1. 2. What do we look like? Delivering assessment, influencing thinking Research consultancy, professional development, admissions and special tests Qualifications for learners and teachers of English Qualifications for UK schools, colleges and training providers International education qualifications for learners and teachers
    2. 3. A leading awarding body and part of the Cambridge Assessment group. 450 qualifications designed for 14-19 year olds 1000 qualifications aimed at learners over 19 years of age 16,000 learners based in education centres Who is OCR? 2 million entries for work and life based skills qualifications 3.5 million results issued to work and life based skills learners last year More than 600 staff Over 7 million entries for education and learning qualifications
    3. 4. <ul><li>Launch of Microsoft Apprenticeship in Autumn 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Recognises achievement of Microsoft certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Unlimited use of vendor units within competence based qualifications for apprentices </li></ul>ProCom
    4. 5. <ul><li>How this could work for your learners working towards OCR Level 3 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence… </li></ul><ul><li>Learners completing MCPD Web Developer would have 55 credits towards the qualification </li></ul><ul><li>They would then achieve a further 12 credits by completing the two mandatory units </li></ul><ul><li>All that would be left for candidates is to choose appropriate units that helped them achieve the final 12 credits to be awarded the full qualification (due to Ofqual ruling) </li></ul>ProCom
    5. 6. <ul><li>How this could work for your learners working towards OCR Level 2 Diploma in ICT Professional Competence… </li></ul><ul><li>Learners completing MCITP Support Technician Vista would have 54 credits towards the qualification </li></ul><ul><li>They would then achieve a further 9 credits by completing the two mandatory units. Once these units were achieved the candidate would be awarded the full qualification </li></ul>ProCom
    6. 7. <ul><li>Microsoft Pathways within ITQ qualifications </li></ul><ul><li>New Level 2 Extended Certificate launched April 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Continued commitment to recognising achievement of Microsoft certifications </li></ul><ul><li>Attract league points </li></ul>ITQ
    7. 8. <ul><li>How this could work for your learners working towards OCR Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) … </li></ul><ul><li>Learners completing three of the MOS core tests totalling12 credits that would contribute towards the qualification </li></ul><ul><li>All that would be left to complete would be the mandatory ITQ unit to receive their full qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Worth 46 league points (1 x GCSE at grade B) </li></ul>ITQ
    8. 9. <ul><li>How this could work for your learners working towards OCR Level 2 Extended Certificate in IT User Skills (ITQ) … </li></ul><ul><li>Learners completing two MOS expert tests and three MOS core tests (excluding word and excel) will achieve 23 credits towards the qualification </li></ul><ul><li>All that would be left to complete would be the mandatory ITQ unit to receive their full qualification </li></ul><ul><li>Worth 92 league points (2 x GCSE at grade B) </li></ul>ITQ
    9. 10. Work with us… Simon Garratt Qualifications Team Leader [email_address] Rosie Radford Qualifications Manager (ProCom) rosie.radford@ocr.org.uk Fiona Hackett Qualifications Manager (ITQ) [email_address] Contact

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