European/International Computer Driving Licence

Course Name: ECDL Core
Awarding Body: British Computer Society

Course Description
ECDL is recognised by employers across the globe as the benchmark in digital and IT user skills. ECDL is widely used in the workplace as proof of competent and efficient computer skills. It certifies that the holder has knowledge of a broad range of Microsoft software applications.

All learning is taken place through taught sessions, with access to online support and additional materials to enhance learning.

The ECDL core consists of seven units listed below (click on each module to view the current syllabus):

Module 3 - Word Processing (v6) (adobe .pdf, 294 kbs)

Module 4 - Spreadsheets (v6) (adobe .pdf, 239 kbs)

Module 5 - Databases (v6) (adobe .pdf, 252 kbs)

Module 6 - Presentations (v6) (adobe .pdf, 243 kbs)

The assessements must be taken in the Unit with an invigilator present. You are allowed up to 45 minutes per module; the test is on-line with an immediate result. The pass grade for each module is 75%.

Guided Learning Hours
The ECDL course is self paced; the course can be studied in the Unit by attending taught sessions (pre-booked on enrolment) and or online from home. As a guide, depending on your existing knowledge, you should complete a module in 15 to 20 hours if studying from home, or 5 to 7 weeks if attending taught sessions.

Course Delivery
You can study the ECDL using the following routes:

  • Attend taught sessions in our training room
  • Study online - via distance learning or using the drop-in sessions
  • Complete the specifically designed Task Sheets to identify areas that need improvement - support can be provided via email, drop-in sessions or attending a particular taught session
  • All of the above!

Contact us for more information about the taught sessions and the timetable for 2019-2020.

Entry Requirements
Level 1 knowledge at Clait level is recommended

Progression Route
ECDL Advanced

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