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The ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) is the internationally recognised qualification from BCS (British Computer Society) for users of IT.

ECDL develops the learners’ understanding of computers & can open up a variety of professional opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides.
The qualification is widely recognised by employers as a proof of competence when working with IT & in particular the Microsoft suite.

The ECDL Consists of 7 Units:-
IT User Fundamentals
IT User fundamentals builds the learners confidence by teaching basic interaction with computers, from start up to productive use and basic computer house-keeping.
On this course, you will study:

  • Starting up your computer
  • Working with windows & creating a file
  • Working with icons, files & the desktop
  • Editing & printing files
  • Managing files & folders
  • More about files & folders
  • Common computer tasks.
  • Saving space & changing settings
  • Protecting your computer
  • Computer maintenance, Health & Safety.

Using email and the Internet
This unit helps the learner understand how to use internet and email in a safe and secure way. It explains key terms and builds a knowledge of the fundamentals of computer security, and how to start browsing the internet and using email.
On this course, you will study:

  • Getting started on the web
  • Browsing the web
  • Finding information on the web
  • Collecting data & files from the web
  • Using the web safely & securely
  • Getting started with email

Security for IT Users
The Security for IT Users unit provides the learner with an essential understanding of how to use a computer in a safe and secure manner, protecting their data and that of other users
In this course, you will study:

  • Security & the internet
  • Securing email.
  • Network security
  • Securing your data & IT system

Word Processing
This unit develops the learners ability to create word-processed documents, by entering text, editing and formatting layouts & creating graphs, tables and pictures. The learner will also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.
In this course, you will study:

  • Creating a simple document.
  • Changing the look of text
  • Moving text & adding clip art
  • Deleting & replacing text
  • Formatting paragraphs
  • Working with tables & entering data
  • Manipulating images & text
  • Features for longer documents
  • Working with more specialised documents
  • More about tables
  • Sharing data with other applications
  • Mail merge

Spreadsheet Software
This unit will help a learners develop an intermediate understanding of using spreadsheets from entering data and formatting, as well as creating charts and using formulas & functions.
In this course, you will study:


  • Creating a simple spreadsheet
  • Editing & Organising data
  • Changing the look of data
  • Creating basic formulas
  • Creating simple charts
  • Data formatting
  • Manipulating worksheets
  • Creating more advanced formulas
  • Functions
  • Advanced charts
  • Working with large amounts of data
  • Sharing data

Presentation Software
This unit introduces Presentation software as a means of audio-visual communication. Here, learners will learn to produce presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs, animation and drawn objects, that could be created to suit their audience.
In this course, you will study:


  • Creating a simple presentation
  • Changing the look of slides
  • Moving text & graphics
  • Working with text
  • Working with graphics
  • Working with charts
  • Changing the design of presentations
  • Organising a slide show
  • Adding effects to your presentation
  • Sharing data with other applications

Database Software
The Database software unit will show you how to a create database and manipulate data in the form of queries & reports. Databases are commonly used by small to large businesses as well as home users to sort & display information.
In this course, you will study:


  • Getting started with databases
  • Getting information from a database
  • Working with data-entry forms
  • Creating queries & reports
  • More about queries & reports
  • Maintaining a database and sharing data
  • Setting up a new database
  • Setting field properties
  • Relational databases
  • Advanced queries and reports
  • Changing the design of a report

If you are interested in enrolling on the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) course please contact us via our contacts page.


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