Accredited ECDL Advanced Qualifications
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10 weeks


£450 per qualification


CPD/Short courses


Coventry University


Faculty of Engineering, Environment and Computing

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The European Computer Driving Licence Advanced qualifications are recognised individually demonstrating the application of a specific range of IT user skills and knowledge in the workplace, meeting employer workforce demands.There are four ECDL Advanced units and you can obtain a standalone qualification in any one of them.

Course detail

Employers recognise the ECDL brand which is an internationally recognised qualification. Completing an Advanced ECDL module whether in Word processing, Spreadsheets, PowerPoint or Database software will show an employer that you are a proficient user across the Microsoft Office Suite.

Available ECDL Advanced qualifications:

  • Word Processing;
  • Spreadsheet software;
  • Presentation software;
  • Database software.

You can obtain a standalone qualification in any of the above four ECDL Advanced units.

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Word Processing

With this unit, learners can demonstrate their ability to use the advanced features of word processing applications to enhance their work, improve productivity and save time.

Spreadsheet software

This unit gives learners the opportunity to bring their spreadsheet skills to an expert level. This allows them to use the full potential of the spreadsheet application to produce higher-quality management information.

Presentation software

Self-study only (not currently offered in the Semester 3 course programme)

This unit is a vital tool for learners who wish to create effective, high-impact presentations using advanced features, and those who need to be able to prove their skills in this area.

Database software

Self-study only (not currently offered in the Semester 3 course programme)

The database software unit will help learner to get more from the database application, giving them the skills to use the many advanced tools available in database applications to better manage and organise structured information.

How will this course be taught

You can study these courses either through self-study or through a 10 week tutor-led course starting in October.

Semester 3 - (May - August)

More information will be available soon.


Cost: £450.00

The new Summer tutor-led courses will run for 10 weeks (two hours a week), followed by an exam as detailed under How Will This Course Be Taught?, above, which also gives dates and venue. Both Advanced Courses start in Semester 3 (May - August) : please click the Apply button above or email for more details.

Entry requirements

You need competent IT skills in the application you wish to take. This is an intensive course with all learning materials being completed before the day of attendance. It is aimed at those who use an application confidently and would like to gain a many of the skills in the syllabus and they want to fast-track to gaining a qualification for those skills.

Please note: you will need to produce ID from this list on the day.


The Advanced ECDL qualification is assessed by a one-hour exam using a BCS approved online provider. i.e. Atlas Cloud. This automated test system will give you instant results. The pass mark is 75% or more to achieve the qualification.

Terms and Conditions

  • You agree that you will attend unless unavoidable. In the event of non-attendance, we expect as much notice as it possible. We will endeavor to get you onto another course at another time if non-attendance is unavoidable and we are contacted ASAP.
  • You agree to produce ID in accordance with the requirements, i.e. the BCS ID Requirements list (pdf, 15kb) (one item from list one or two items from list two) when you start  the course so that we can register you with BCS. Be aware that no registrations for the qualifications can be made without ID. Once a registration has been agreed and paid for, it cannot be used again and therefore there will be no refunds on these courses.
  • Accreditation shall be renewed in accordance with BCS's standard review process and subject to the University maintaining the same high standards of course delivery.