The Tech Partnership

We need to raise standards. As employers, we have to set those standards, and then we need to allow training providers, students and young people to develop their skills, so that we have high-quality people for the modern workplace.

Andy Williams, CIO, Save The Children

IT Industry Standards

The Tech Partnership is responsible for setting and publishing National Occupational Standards for IT professional and IT user skills. Developed and continually updated with leading employers, professional bodies and others, they define the ideal capabilities required for IT professionals and help employers to recognise their employees’ skill levels - meaning employers can recruit, train and promote talent more easily.

  • IT User Standards

    Including all the documentation for the IT User National Occupational Standards and information on the ITQ qualification. 

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  • IT Professional Standards

    These standards provide the building blocks of qualifications and training. Access all the documentation here. 

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