Information and Communications Technology

Since March 2017, Qualifications Wales has been reviewing the range and quality of qualifications in the Information and Communications Technology (ICT) sector. This is the third in our series of sector reviews of vocational qualifications.

ICT has been identified as a priority sector for growth by the Welsh Government and the Regional Skills Partnerships. The sector is recognised as one of the fastest growing industries in Wales and spans areas such as cyber security, systems development, data analytics, software development and IT support, among many others.

As well as engaging with stakeholders through online consultation and face-to-face interviews, we have examined specifications and materials of key qualifications, referring to learners’ work. We have also looked at a range of ICT learning and assessment available internationally, to identify comparable provision .

If you would like to get in touch with us about the review, then please contact us at ictreview@qualificationswales.org.

So far, we have met with over 100 stakeholders, held meetings with teachers and spoken to over 600 learners in FE. Over 500 learners have also responded to our online survey. We are currently gathering this and additional evidence and will continue to do so into the new year.