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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.
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.
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
Semester 3: Classroom-based ECDL Extra Course
Held on Fridays: (with a break), 10:30 - 2:30 in room ECG36. All sessions after the first involve a lecture, group exercises with practice papers, and a diagnostic.
Week 1 (17 May 2019): Introduction
Collect registration details for BCS registration. ID must be provided in this session (see terms and conditions below).
Become familiar with all of the systems that we use in ECDL, e.g. paper-based training materials and the testing system where we do the diagnostic test (mock exam) and the live test. Using materials with downloaded practice work files. Demonstrating and accessing the practice papers, guides etc.
Week 2 (24 May): Module 3 – Word processing
Week 3 (31 May): Module 4 – Spreadsheets
Week 4 (07 June): Module 6 – Presentations
Week 5 (14 June): Module 8 – Improving productivity using IT.
Notice: Testing for the above modules can be done when the learner is ready in our weekly Testing slots every Wednesdays 4-6pm.
External/Staff learners can take the tests when they are ready through our weekly Wednesday afternoon testing 16:00-18:00
See course outline available per semester. Testing can be taken separately when the learner is prepared and ready or it can be taken as part of the course.
These courses are quite fast moving in pace but the materials and teaching cover the entire syllabus 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.
This 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.