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The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the internationally recognised qualification for computer users.
ECDL aims to improve learners’ understanding of computers and promotes efficient use of software. The course can open up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it offers. The qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT.
The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the internationally recognised qualification for computer users. ECDL aims to improve learners’ understanding of computers and promotes efficient use of software. The course opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides.
The qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT. Learn more about the ECDL units.
ECDL Extra consists of the following Modules:
This unit aims to develop the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish. The unit aims to develop the learner’s understanding of how to work more effectively using tools such as the spellchecker and mail merge.
This unit helps learners to develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets through to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.
This unit introduces the learner to this important means of business communication. Upon completion, learners should be capable of producing high-quality presentations using a variety of tools, including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
Improving Productivity Using IT (IPUT)
This unit enables the learner to work more effectively with IT looking at using tools to save time and effort when producing word-processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
How will this course be taught
These qualifications are taught virtually online.
You can register at any time of the year within the 3 academic semesters and can move through the course at you own pace.
Testing can be done in-person on Campus in our Accredited Test Centre or remotely via MS Teams is preferred.
The virtual online course teaches each module from scratch.
To pass the ECDL Extra qualification, you must take the 3 application tests which take 45-minutes each and the Improving Productivity test which takes 1 hour.
We have remote off Campus testing for those who need it. The automated test system will give you instant results. The pass mark is 75% or more on each module to achieve the qualification. You will have the opportunity to resit an exam if unsuccessful.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
- You agree to produce ID in accordance with the requirements, i.e. BCS ID Requirements list (one item from list one or two items from list 2) on your induction that can be in person or via Zoom. Be aware that no registrations for the qualifications can be made without ID.
- Once you have paid for your self-study qualification, the registration is made with BCS who will not refund that registration. That registration has been agreed and paid for and therefore it cannot be used by another so there can be no refunds on these courses.