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Hi everyone,

Currently, I do IT Level 3 Infrastructure technician apprenticeship there are three main sections of my apprenticeship summative portfolio (project report) Knowledge modules (exam) and synoptic project (practical exam or end of point exam).

My training provider currently uses BCS (British computer society) awarding body and right now I am struggling to pass knowledge modules under the BCS exam format. I have looked at each knowledge module syllabus and done self-studying by making my notes but nothing is succeeding. When I was given the Pearson (BTEC specialist awards) version of the knowledge modules and doing the practice paper I passed it but not only that I realise I understood the questions and specification much easier on Pearson than BCS because there was more information/research to study on and the questions were much easier broken down.

My questions:
1. Would my current training provider able to switch me from BCS Knowledge modules exam to Pearson knowledge exams?

2. If my current training provider doesn't have the Pearson accreditation can I take exams as a private candidate somewhere else? and I am willing to pay for my own exam fees.

3. In theory if am allowed to take the exam under Pearson would it be sufficient enough to pass knowledge module section under my apprenticeship?
Original post by Venzz
Hi everyone,

Currently, I do IT Level 3 Infrastructure technician apprenticeship there are three main sections of my apprenticeship summative portfolio (project report) Knowledge modules (exam) and synoptic project (practical exam or end of point exam).

My training provider currently uses BCS (British computer society) awarding body and right now I am struggling to pass knowledge modules under the BCS exam format. I have looked at each knowledge module syllabus and done self-studying by making my notes but nothing is succeeding. When I was given the Pearson (BTEC specialist awards) version of the knowledge modules and doing the practice paper I passed it but not only that I realise I understood the questions and specification much easier on Pearson than BCS because there was more information/research to study on and the questions were much easier broken down.

My questions:
1. Would my current training provider able to switch me from BCS Knowledge modules exam to Pearson knowledge exams?

2. If my current training provider doesn't have the Pearson accreditation can I take exams as a private candidate somewhere else? and I am willing to pay for my own exam fees.

3. In theory if am allowed to take the exam under Pearson would it be sufficient enough to pass knowledge module section under my apprenticeship?


Hey Venzz I'm currently undergoing the same apprenticeship as you .could you please send me a support a fellow apprentice and send me a pm:smile:

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