An innovative way of providing a recognised qualification to technicians in the telecoms sector has been announced by the UK-based e-learning provider PTT.
The “Level 3 Award in Principles of Telecommunications” is unique in providing a telecoms qualification without the need to attend a college or training centre and is designed for those joining the sector with a technical role.
The programme has been endorsed by the nationally accredited qualification awarding body, EDI and consists of a combination of interactive courses, tutor support and assessment all delivered online.
The programme provides a core element studied by everyone and a choice of one of three specialisations: mobile communications, telephony and data communications. After successful completion of this level 3 programme, participants are awarded a certificate by EDI.
PTT – Providers of Telecommunications Training – is an independent company which specialises in developing e-learning courses for the telecommunications and ICT industries.
EDI is a leading provider of education and training qualifications and assessment services. EDI endorsement of the PTT study programme ensures it meets certain standards in terms of structure, content, learning outcomes, assessment and quality assurance.
PTT’s managing director Bob Nott said, “We are very proud that EDI has endorsed this innovative programme. We have always believed that high quality, truly interactive online learning is the answer to skills shortages in the telecoms sector. Now participants can achieve a recognised qualification after their online studies and employers can be assured of the quality of the training provision. The ability to study, and be assessed, without visits to a training centre is particularly beneficial as there are very few accredited centres that specialise in telecoms in the UK and elsewhere.”