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                     The Southern Education & Library Board - Clerical, Technician & Word Processing Qualifications
                     Part 1 Qualifications below GCSE standard
                     Part 2 Qualifications equivalent to or higher than GCSE A*/A-C
                     Part 3 Qualifications acceptable for word processing                                                                     (1st edition - April 2001)
                     Part 4 Individual qualifications with an acceptable standard of English and/or Maths                                     (2nd edition - June 2001)
                     Part 5 NVQ qualifications with an acceptable standard of English and Maths                                               (This edition Oct 2002)

Part 1 Qualifications BELOW GCSE grades A*/A-C standard
Award                                                Level                  Grade                                            Equivalent to:
College Of Perceptors                                Mutliple subject certificate is @ the same level as Junior Certificate                   n/a
CSE grade 2 and below                                n/a                       grade 2 and below is below GCSE standard grades A*/A-C         n/a
CoEA Certificate of Educational Achievement          CoEA                      Standard is below that of GCSE                                 n/a
GNVQ                                                 Foundation                Standard is below that of GCSE grades A*/A-C                   n/a
Graded Objectives in Modern Languages                GOML                      Standard is below that of GCSE                                 n/a
Irish Junior Certificate (previously Intermediate)   Junior(Intermediate)      Standard is below that of GCSE                                 n/a
Medical Receptionist                                 Cert/Diploma              Standard is below that of GCSE                                 n/a
NI Junior Grammar/ Technical Certificate             Junior                    Standard is below that of GCSE                                 n/a
NVQ                                                  1                         Standard is below that of GCSE                                 n/a
OCR/RSA                                              Stage 1                   Standard is below that of GCSE                                 n/a

Part 2 List of qualifications EQUIVALENT to or HIGHER than GCSE grades A*/A-C
Award                                                Level                   Grade                                            Equivalent to:
Access Cert IT & Prof Development for Women          Certificate             n/a                                              3 ‘A’ levels & 5+ GCSE’s grade A*-C
See note below re Access Cert’s                                                                                               inc Eng & Maths + WP2
Access to Higher Education Certificate (MUST         Certificate              n/a                                             3 ‘A’ levels & 5+ GCSE’s grade A*-C
CARRY THE QAA ACCESS LOGO AND THE                                                                                             inc Eng & Maths
WORDS “Recognised by the Quality Assurance…”

AFFINITY QUALIFICATIONS PLEASE CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES, RECRUITMENT; Tel 3751 2214

AMSPAR Practice Management (Health Service)          Cert/Diploma           n/a                                               NVQ 3/4 (see NVQ below)
AVCE (Vocational ‘A’ Level)                          See VCE below, page 4.
BTEC General                                         Cert/Diploma           Pass                                              3 GCSEs grade A*-C
BTEC General                                         Cert/Diploma           Credit                                            4 GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
BTEC First                                           Cert/Diploma           n/a                                               4 GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
BTEC ONC/D (National)                                Cert/Diploma           n/a                                               2 GCE A levels OR 5 GCSEs grade A*-
                                                                                                                              C inc Eng & Maths
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Award                                            Level               Grade                                       Equivalent to:
BTEC Higher National                             Cert/Diploma        n/a                                         Higher than 2+ A level standard and 5+
                                                                                                                 GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
Diploma in Comb. Social & Behavioural Sciences   Diploma             n/a                                         HND/C (see BTEC above)
CANADA
EACH PROVINCE AWARDS ITS OWN CERTIFICATES OR DIPLOMAS
        THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE AN OVERALL AVERAGE OF 60% IN AT LEAST 5 GRADE 12 SUBJECTS TO BE OF A LEVEL STANDARD (see the
        equivalencies against GCE ‘A’ level below)
        THE APPLICANT MUST HAVE AN OVERALL AVERAGE OF 50% IN AT LEAST 5 GRADE 9/10 SUBJECTS TO BE OF GCSE STANDARD (see the
        equivalencies against GCE ‘O’ level below)

CITY & GUILDS QUALIFICATIONS PLEASE CONTACT HUMAN RESOURCES, RECRUITMENT; Tel 3751 2214
CSE                                              n/a                 Each subject GRADE 1 ONLY                   1 GCSE grade A*-C
European Computer Driving Licence                n/a                 n/a                                         1 GCSE grade A*-C
GCE                                              O                   Each Subject - A-C OR
                                                                     Pre 1977 1-6 OR                                     ALL GCSE grade A*-C
                                                                     Pre 1975 PASS (not graded on certificate)
GCE                                              AS (Advanced        A-E 2 Subjects                              1 A level OR 2 GCSE grade A*-C.
                                                 Subsidiary)         A-E 4/4+ Subjects                           2/2+ A levels OR 5+ GCSEs grade A*-
                                                                                                                 C inc Eng & Maths
GCE                                              A                   1 Subject A-E                               2 GCSEs grade A*-C
                                                                     2 Subjects A-E                              5 GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
                                                                     2+ Subjects                                 5+ GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
GNVQ                                             Intermediate        Pass/Merit/Distinction                      4 GCSEs grade A*-C
GNVQ                                             Advanced            Pass/Merit/Distinction (12 subjects)        2 A levels OR 5 GCSEs grade A*-C inc
                                                                                                                 Eng & Maths
                                                                     18 subjects                                 3 A levels OR 5+ GCSEs grade A*-C
                                                                                                                 inc Eng & Maths
International Baccalaureate                      n/a                 n/a                                         2+ A levels & 5+ GCSEs inc Eng &
                                                                                                                 Maths grade A*-C
Irish Leaving Certificate                        Standard/Ordinary   Each Subject A - C                          1 GCSE grade A*-C
Irish Leaving Certificate                        Higher/Honours      A - D in 3 Subjects                         2 A levels or 5 + -GCSEs grade A*-C
                                                                                                                 inc Eng & Maths
LCCI - Secretarial Studies Certificate           SSC                 n/a                                         5 GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
                                                                                                                 plus RSA Stg 2 WP
LCCI - Private Secretaries Certificate           PSC                 n/a                                         2 A levels or 5 GCSEs grade A*-C inc
                                                                                                                 Eng & Maths plus RSA Stg 2 WP
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Award                                             Level               Grade                                      Equivalent to:
LCCI Private and Executive Secretaries Diploma    PESD                n/a                                        Higher than 2+ A level standard plus 5+
                                                                                                                 GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
                                                                                                                 plus RSA Stg 3 WP
Medical Secretaries Diploma                       Diploma             n/a                                        NVQ 2/3 (see NVQ below)
NEBS MANAGEMENT                                                                                                  (See NVQ Below)
            NEBS Management Diploma               Diploma             N/a                                        Equivalent to NVQ level 4/5
                 NEBS Management Certificate      Certificate         N/a                                        Equivalent to NVQ level 3/4
                 NEBS Management
                 Introductory Award               Introductory        N/a                                        Equivalent to NVQ level 2/3
                                                  Award
NI Senior/Senior Technical Certificate            Ordinary            1 Subject A-C                              1 GCSE grade A*-C
NI Senior/Senior Technical Certificate            Advanced            1 Subject A-E                              2 GCSEs grade A*-C
                                                                      2 Subjects A-E                             5 GCSEs inc Eng & Maths grade A*-C
                                                                      2+ Subjects                                5+ GCSEs inc Eng & Maths grade A*-C
NI OPEN COLLEGE NETWORK – Each 6 credits @ level 2 (Intermediate) is equivalent to 1 GCSE grade A*-C.
                          Each 6 credits @ level 3 (Advanced) is equivalent to 1 AS level grade A-C.
NVQ                                               2                                                               4 GCSEs grade A*/A-C
NVQ                                               3                   See part 5 for a list of those NVQs with an 2 A levels or 5 GCSEs grade A*-C
NVQ                                               4&5                 acceptable standard of English and Maths HNC/D and Degree level; so higher than
                                                                                                                  2+ A level standard plus 5+ GCSEs inc
                                                                                                                  Eng & Maths grade A*-C
OCR see RSA
PITMAN Administration & Secretarial Procedures    3                                                              5+ GCSEs inc Eng & Maths plus WP
                                                                                                                 Stg 2
PITMAN Business Practice                          2 Intermediate                                                 4 GCSEs grade A*-C
                                                  Diploma
PITMAN Business Practice                          3 Advanced                                                     5+ GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
                                                  Diploma                                                        plus WP Stg 2 & Desk Top Publishing
                                                                                                                 Stg 2
PITMAN Business Studies                           Level 2                                                        4 GCSEs grade A*-C
PITMAN Office Procedures                          Level 2                                                        4 GCSEs grade A*-C
PITMAN Secretarial & Administration               2 Intermediate                                                 4 GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
                                                  Diploma                                                        plus WP Stg 2
PITMAN Secretarial & Administration               3 Advanced                                                     5+ GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
                                                  Diploma                                                        plus WP Stg 2 & Desk Top Publishing
                                                                                                                 Stg 2
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Award                                                 Level                Grade                                           Equivalent to:
Pitman Shorthand                                      60 wpm and higher    Shorthand 60 wpm and higher                     1 GCSE grade A*-C
RSA/OCR                                               60 wpm and higher    Shorthand 60 wpm and higher                     1 GCSE grade A*-C
RSA/OCR                                               Stage 2              IBT 2 Integrated Business Tech (CLAIT 2)        1 GCSE grade A*-C OR standard of
                                                                                                                           WP 2
RSA/OCR                                               Stage 2             Each Subject                                     1 GCSE grade A*-C
RSA/OCR                                               Stage 3             Each Subject                                     1 A Level OR 2 GCSE grade A*-C
RSA/OCR                                               Cert/Diploma in Administrative & Secretarial Procedures              5+ GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE)               Standard/Ordinary Each Subject graded 1-3                            1 GCSE grade A*-C
Scottish Certificate of Education (SCE)               Higher              Each 3 passes at grades A-C                      2 GCE A levels OR 5 GCSEs grade A*-
                                                                                                                           C inc Eng & Maths
South African Senior Certificates/Matriculation Endorsement; Standard & Higher grades A-D are pass - Treat as for Scottish Cert of Education Standard and Higher
USA High School Diploma                               HS Diploma          Each Subject A-C                                 1 GCSE grade A*-C
USA Associate Degree                                  Associate Degree    n/a                                              2 A levels OR 5 GCSEs grade A*-C inc
                                                                                                                           Eng & Maths
USA Masters Degree                                    Masters Degree      n/a                                              Higher than 2+ A level standard plus 5+
                                                                                                                           GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
University Degree (and Higher eg Post Graduate        n/a                 n/a                                              Higher than 2+ A level standard plus 5+
qualifications)                                                                                                            GCSEs grade A*-C inc Eng & Maths
VCE                                                   Advanced            Graded A-E                                       1 A level OR 2 GCSE grade A*/A-C.
                                                      Single Award        6 Subjects                                       2 A levels OR 5 GCSEs grade A*-C inc
                                                      Double Award        12 Subjects                                      Eng & Maths
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Part 3A List of qualifications acceptable for word processing at RSA Stage 2 standard and above
Award                                          Level                Grade                               Stage 2 or equiv.   Stage 3 or equiv.
RSA/OCR Typewriting                            Stg 2                Pass/Distinction                             Y
RSA/OCR Typewriting                            Stg 3                Pass/Distinction                             Y                  Y
RSA/OCR Word Processing                        Stg 2                Pass/Distinction                             Y
RSA/OCR Word Processing                        Stg 3                Pass/Distinction                             Y                  Y
RSA/OCR Audio Typing/Transcription             Stg 2                Pass/Distinction                             Y
RSA/OCR Audio Typing/Transcription             Stg 3                Pass/Distinction                             Y                  Y
A full RSA Stage 2 or Stage 3 certificate will consist of part 1 and part 2 in any of the above OR post 1994 will consist of Text Processing part
1 plus part 2 in any of the following: Typewriting; Wordprocessing (WP); Audio Transcription; Medical WP; Medical Audio Transcription 2;
Legal Text Processing; Business Presentations; Mailmerge.
Award                                          Level                Grade                               Stage 2 or equiv.   Stage 3 or equiv.
RSA/OCR Integrated Business Tech 2 (CLAIT 2)   Stg 2                Pass/Distinction                             Y
European Computer Driving Licence              n/a                  (WP Standard between stg 2 and 3)            Y
GCSE Wordprocessing                            GCSE                 A*/A-C                                       Y
PITMAN Typewriting                             2 (Intermediate)     Pass/Distinction                             Y
PITMAN Typewriting                             3 (Advanced)         Pass/Distinction                             Y                  Y
PITMAN Audio Transcription                     2 (Intermediate)     Pass/Distinction                             Y
PITMAN Audio Transcription                     3 (Advanced)         Pass/Distinction                             Y                  Y
PITMAN Word Processing Techniques              2 (Intermediate)     Pass/Distinction                             Y
PITMAN Word Processing Techniques              3 (Advanced)         Pass/Distinction                             Y                  Y
PITMAN Word Processing Techniques              4 (Professional)     Pass/Distinction                             Y                  Y
LCCI - Secretarial Studies Certificate         Has a WP content equivalent to RSA Stg 2                          ?
LCCI - Private Secretaries Certificate         Has a WP content equivalent to RSA Stg 3                          ?                  Y
LCCI Private and Executive Secretaries Dip.    Has a WP content equivalent to RSA Stg 3                          ?                  Y
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Part 3B - List of other qualifications giving acceptable KEYBOARDING SKILLS
Award                               Level          Grade
RSA/OCR Typewriting                 Stg 1          Pass/Distinction
RSA/OCR Word Processing             Stg 1          Pass/Distinction
RSA/OCR CLAIT                       Stg 1          Pass/Distinction
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Part 4 List of individual qualifications with required standard of English and/or Maths not listed in part 2 above
English
CSE English grade 1                                GCE O level English Language A-C           GCE O level English Literature A-C

GCSE English Language A*/A-C                       C&G level 3 Communication skills           Pitman level 2-3 English for Business Communications

Pitman level 3 - Communication                     Pitman level 2 English for Office Skills   RSA/OCR Stg 2-3 English

Maths
CSE Maths grade 1                                  GCE 0 level Maths A-C                      GCE A/O Additional Maths A-C

GCE O level Physics                                GCE O Level Accounts                       GCSE Additional Maths

GCSE Maths                                         PITMAN Level 3-4 Accounting                PITMAN Level 2 Commercial Numeracy

C&G NVQ 2-4 Numeracy                               PITMAN NVQ 2-3 Accounting                  PITMAN Level 2 Book-keeping and Accounts

PITMAN Cost & Management Accounting Level 3        NVQ 2-4 Accounting                         RSA/OCR Stg 2-3 Numeracy

English & Maths
Keyskills Levels 2-5 (include communication and application of number)
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Part 5 List of NVQ Administration qualifications with an acceptable standard of English and Maths (this list is
not exhaustive)
Level 2-4 Accounting                          Level 2-4 Administration                         Level 3-4 Audit

Level 2-4 Business Administration             Level 4 Business Counselling                     Level 3 Business Information

Level 3 Customer Service                      Level 2 Developing IT Programs                   Level 3-4 Developing IT Systems

Level 4 Developing Union Organisation         Level 4 Energy Management                        Level 4 Environmental Management

Level 2-4 IT Services                         Level 2-4 Installing and Supporting IT Systems   Level 2-3 Insurance

Level 4 Owner Management                      Level 2-4 International Trade & Services         Level 4 Legal Practice

Level 3-4 Management                          Level 4 Managing IT Systems                      Level 3 Managing IT for Teleworking

Level 2-3 Operating IT Systems                Level 5 Operational Management                   Level 2-3 Payroll Administration

Level 4 Pensions Administration               Level 2-4 Procurement                            Level 4-5 Project Management

Level 3 Providing Financial Advice            Level 2-4 Providing Financial Services           Level 3 Public Service Pensions Administration

Level 4 Quality Management                    Level 3 Recruitment Consultancy                  Level 2-3 Residential Estate Agency

Level 2-3 Residential Property Letting and    Level 3 -4 School Administration                 Level 5 Strategic Management
Management
Level 3 Supporting Workplace Organisation &   Level 2-3 Tourist Information                    Level 2-3 Using IT
Represent.
Level 2 Using IT for Teleworking

This list of qualifications is not exhaustive; any other qualifications that are encountered will be considered on a case
by case basis by Human Resources Recruitment Tel - 3751 2214.

								
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