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Hello everyone,

I have applied to a secondary school for a ICT technical assistant its a pay grade 4 , the job description will be below.

You will:

- be a good communicator, comfortable in relating to staff and learners.

- have already acquired technical experience in a variety of areas.

- be able to respond to queries and requests from staff and learners.

- be able to address systems and applications failure and malfunction.

- share a commitment to both individual and team achievement.

- have an understanding of both Apple and Microsoft operating systems.


  • Use ICT to support learning.
  • Can use specialist equipment/resources.
  • Has full working knowledge of relevant policies/codes of practice/legislation.
  • Can understand statutory frameworks relating to data protection, site licensing, e-safety, Safeguarding etc.
  • Can organise and contribute ideas to colleagues and pupils.
  • Can self-evaluate learning needs and actively seek learning opportunities.
  • Can relate well to children and adults.
  • Can communicate effectively at all levels.
  • Can understand the constraints of budget on ICT development.

The question I have is... what sort of Competency Test would i be expect to complete, they said it will be a technical test and in front of the interviewers but that's all i know.

I do have a degree in IT however i know it wont be to degree level test and computing is a big field.

someone who would have done this before or does it the info would be GREAT!

Stephen K

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