National Skills Academy
|Name||National Skills Academy for IT|
The National Skills Academy for IT is an employer-led partnership whose mission is to promote excellence in IT Learning and development. It has been created by employers to enable IT professionals in all areas of the economy to access high quality, easily available learning and resources.
|Sponsors||The National Skills Academy (led by e-skills UK)is supported by a whole series of (UK) companies, like BBC, BT, RBS, Network Rail, British Airways, UBS and Sainsburry, together with international companies like IBM, Microsoft, HP, Cisco, Oracle and Logica.|
|Category||Popularity, Quality of training and certification|
|Use of e-CF||n.a.|
|Use of ICT-Profiles||The IT Professional Profile uses the ‘IT Professional Standards’ a common terminology for IT professional disciplines developed for the IT sector in the UK (building on the IT National Occupational Standards). These IT Professional Standards have been aligned to the relevant SFIA skills and levels.|
The IT Professional Profile has some interesting features (especially in its interface).
The National Skills Academy works with a selected group of training partners to assure quality learning valued by employers. The partnership logo in fact plays the role of a quality label.
The National Skills Academy for IT offers online training from one specific training organization.
The IT Professional Profile offers limited functionality. Certificates and experience can be listed on the profile, but are not taken into account determining the skills.
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