PC Passport is one of SQA's premier ICT qualifications - there are over 30,000 candidates annually. It is a suite of IT user qualifications available at three levels. PC Passport is a National Progression Award (NPA) with SCQF levelling and embedded Core Skills at the appropriate level.
The Beginner Course is ideal for the absolute novice. No prior experience is required for this level and the component Units are very straightforward. (SCQF level 4)
The Intermediate Course is designed for the 'competent user' and focuses on the key skills required in the modern workplace. (SCQF level 5)
The Advanced Course is designed for IT experts - the individuals co-workers come to for help. (SCQF level 6)
These Courses are highly vocational, focusing on industry standard software and skills. However, they're not directly related to a specific software manufacturer—instead they seek to teach transferable skills that can be used in a range of environments.
PC Passport is designed for anyone who wants to develop or improve their IT skills. Because it exists at three levels, most people will find a level to suit their IT needs.
PC Passport is included in the National Certificate in Digital Media Computing and allows candidates to progress into further areas of study.
PC Passport is one of the leading UK qualifications to be based on the IT User framework created by E-Skills Sector Skills Council (SSC). These National Occupational Standards ensure its relevance in the workplace. The E-Skills Passport is an initiative by E-Skills SSC to improve employees' IT skills.