The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is an internationally recognised IT qualification designed to give students the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively. This official ECDL online course can help to improve your understanding and efficient use of computers. The course opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides. The ECDL qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT. The ECDL is designed for novice and intermediate computer users, assumes no prior expertise, and offers a flexible working programme. ECDL is the world’s leading computer skills certification. To date more than 14 million people have engaged with the ECDL programme in over 100 countries.Please Note: The ECDL Online Course covers Windows 7 and up to Office 2013 and the exams have to be sat at a registered ECDL testing centre.
We recommend the IT Essentials (RQF) – Level 2 Course for students with Windows 10 and Office 2013 or later. The IT Essentials Course covers the same subjects and will lead to a certificate of completion for those not wanting to gain a qualification, or students can pay the additional accreditation fee and gain an IT User Skills Level 2 Certificate Qualification with 32 credits through the submission of coursework, so there is no need to attend an exam centre.
The ECDL syllabus offers a comprehensive study programme suitable for anyone new to computers who would like to gain a good understanding of how PCs work and how to use popular software programs.
Versions of ECDL Exams:
ECDL Essentials is a Level 1 ITQ Award and consists of modules 1, 2 & 7. ECDL Essentials is designed as an introduction to IT. ECDL Essentials is accredited on both the QCF (England and Wales) and SCQF (Scotland) framework (QCF Qualification Accreditation Number – 500/6226/8).
ECDL Extra is a Level 2 ITQ Award and consists of modules 3, 4, 6 and 8 (Improving Productivity Using IT). ECDL Extra builds on a students basic knowledge to improve their understanding of word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software packages. ECDL Extra is accredited on both the QCF (England and Wales) and SCQF (Scotland) framework (QCF Qualification Accreditation Number – 500/6242/6).
ECDL Core (7 Unit) consists of Modules 1 to 7 and excludes the Productivity in IT module. The qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with computers. The ECDL 7 consists of individual units taken from the BCS IT User Skills Qualification (QCF Qualification Accreditation Number – 601/8240/4).
ECDL ONLINE COURSE
Who is this course for?
Course Duration & Support
The BCS and ECDL Portfolio of qualifications have been designed to map directly into ITQ so that when you gain a BCS or ECDL certificate you will also be receiving ITQ certification. ITQ is a portfolio of qualifications which replaced the National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) for IT and computing. It is a nationally-recognised programme which has been designed by employers to meet the needs of today’s businesses.
Guided learning Hours:
Approximate Self Study Time – 80 Hours (Self Study)