Tech-level IT: Programming

The last time schools can enter for our Tech-level IT: Programming will be summer 2020.

June 2021 will be the final internally assessed unit certification opportunity, and January 2022 will be the last external exam resit and certification opportunity.

  • Teaching from: September 2016
  • Specification code: TVQ01013 TVQ01015
  • QAN code: 601/7125/X; 601/7129/7

We've designed these advanced, Level 3 technical qualifications in collaboration with employers and professional bodies. They're aimed at learners aged over 16 wanting to progress into a specific sector through apprenticeships, further study or employment.

Our Tech-level qualifications are included in the Department for Education (DfE)'s performance tables for technical and vocational qualifications aimed at students aged 16 to 19. They also attract UCAS tariff points .

Transferable skills have been contextualised explicitly within each qualification and are a mandatory part of the qualification outcome.

Letters of support


Specification at a glance

Past papers and mark schemes

Teaching resources



Prepare for your teaching year. Information, support and services to help you deliver the specification.

All planning resources



Teaching resources that you can use to plan your lessons and support your students’ learning.

All teaching resources



Prepare your students for assessment. Past papers, mark schemes and example answers.

All assessment resources

Key dates

  • 13 January 2021 Exam for L3 Certificate TVQ IT : Mathematics for programmers (Y/507/6469)
    Series: January 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h
  • 18 January 2021 Exam for L3 Certificate TVQ IT : Computer programming (F/507/6465)
    Series: January 2021
    Start time: am
    Duration: 2h
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Video transcript

We were delighted to work with AQA on the development of technical qualifications which make learners work-ready by aligning them with the demands of industry

Gareth Roberts, Managing Director, GDR Solutions (UK) Ltd

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