WDP is an approved centre of City and Guilds, The Prince’s Trust, OCR and OCN qualifications. We currently deliver the following qualifications to our service users:

Man-with-grass-behind.jpg“This is the first certificate I’ve ever received for any subject and I’m really proud of myself” - Service user

City and Guilds

  • Employability skills: helping clients to improve their confidence and successfully prepare for and gain employment.
  • These qualifications are part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

The Prince’s Trust

edigital Competence Certificates (eDCC): helping clients to improve their IT skills, enhancing employment opportunities, routes to further education and productive leisure time. 

Several eDCC certificates are available:

  • Web Mail (Beginner)
  • Word Processing (Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced)
  • Internet Browsing (One level)
  • File Management (Beginner)

OCR (Oxford, Cambridge and RSA)

  • ITQ (IT User Skills): these are suitable for clients who require IT skills for employment or training and enable learners to develop their knowledge of different software applications, as well as their ability to use applications effectively and to enter data accurately.These qualifications are nationally recognised and are regulated in the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).
  • OCR ITQ qualifications are delivered by the IT Trainer at NWDAS.  Depending on how many units a client completes, they can achieve an award or certificate at Level 1 or Level 2. 

WDP currently delivers units in:

  • Improving productivity using IT
  • Word processing software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Database software 
  • Presentation software
  • Using email 
  • Using the internet

OCN (Open College Network)

Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring 

  • The Level 2 Award in Peer Mentoring has been developed for clients who will act as peer mentors, giving support to other individuals to enable them to make changes in their lives. The purpose of the qualification is to provide the learner with an understanding of the role of a peer mentor and the skills used in peer mentoring.  

In achieving the qualification learners will:

  • Understand the aims of a peer mentoring programme and the codes of conduct, as well as the organisational and legal requirements to be followed by a peer mentor
  • Acquire communication, planning and review skills necessary for peer mentoring
  • Identify the support available to them and use feedback to reflect on their practice

This qualification is part of the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).