ECDL ONLINE COURSE
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Approximate Study Time
80 Hours (Self Study)
You can spread the payments for this course
over 4 monthly payments.
Initial payment of £50.00
Followed by 3 monthly
payments of £25.00
Approximate Delivery Time
1-2 Working Days via Email
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 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. It assumes no prior expertise, and offers a flexible working programme.
New ECDL Essentials & Extra:
The new ECDL qualification can be broken down into two levels: ECDL Essentials and ECDL Extra. These can be taken individually to obtain single certificates, or together to achieve the overall ECDL qualification.
ECDL Essentials is a Level 1 ITQ Award and consists of modules 1, 2 & 7, which gains 12.5 performance points for schools.
ECDL Extra is a Level 2 ITQ Award and consists of modules 3, 4, 6 and the new Improving Productivity Using IT Module and gains 46 performance points for schools.
The original ECDL is still available in some areas as a single qualification comprising of modules 1-7.
The ECDL Online Course materials that we offer are v5 syllabus course materials officially endorsed through The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).
The ECDL Online Course consists of all 8 modules to give you the choice of which certification track and modules you want to complete:
Module 1 - Security for IT Users
Module 2 - IT User Fundamentals
Module 3 - Word Processing
Module 4 - Spreadsheets
Module 5 - Database Software
Module 6 - Presentation Software
Module 7 - Using E-mail and the Internet
Module 8: Improving Productivity Using IT
The ECDL Course allows the following options of software depending on what versions you are running on your own PC:
Please Note: You will need to notify us of which version of Windows and Microsoft Office you require by email or within the comments box of the online order form.
Microsoft Office 2003
Microsoft Office 2007
Microsoft Office 2010
The home study courses consist of the following Units:
- Unit 1: Security for IT Users
This module requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge and competence in System Performance, Security, Information Security, Technology Security, Guidelines and Procedures and Data Security.
- Unit 2: IT User Fundamentals
This module requires candidates to demonstrate knowledge and competence in using the common functions of a personal computer and its operating system. Among other tasks, candidates will learn to operate effectively within the desktop environment and how to manage and organise files and directories/folders.
This module enables candidates to demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing small-sized word processing documents such as letters and other everyday documents.
This module enables candidates to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate the ability to use a spreadsheet application. Candidates will understand and be able to accomplish tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, in addition to using standard formulas and functions, and demonstrate competence in creating and formatting graphs or charts.
- Unit 5: Database Software
This module enables candidates to understand some of the main concepts of databases and demonstrate the ability to use a database application. This includes creating and modifying tables, queries, forms and reports, and preparing outputs ready for distribution, as well as learning to relate tables and to retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.
- Unit 6: Presentation Software
This module enables candidates to demonstrate competence in using presentation tools on a computer. Candidates will be able to accomplish tasks such as creating, formatting, modifying and preparing presentations using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution.
- Unit 7: Using Email and the Internet
The Using Email & the Internet module enables candidates to learn about the Internet and how to use a web browsing application as well as how to understand some of the concepts of electronic mail (email) and know about other communication options.
- Unit 8: Improving Productivity Using IT
The Improving Productivity module, teaches learners about ways in which you can use Information Technology (IT) skills to improve productivity at work. The module shows how you can work more efficiently by planning the use of IT tools and systems, finding out if the tools or systems you had chosen were appropriate for achieving your goal, and then by finding solutions to work faster when using the same tools.
There are no particular entry requirements although students should be able to comfortably use the Internet.
The recommended settings to run this course are: Google Chrome; Flash Player; Popup windows enabled; and Minimum Windows XP Operating System.
It is possible to use other browsers to run this course although we recommend using Google Chrome as it works best with the ECDL course.
Please Note: The course is only available for PC and is not compatible with Apple Mac.
The ECDL syllabus itself is designed to cover the use of PCs the Windows operating system and Microsoft Office suite of software so the student needs to have the appropriate software required to complete the course.
Course Duration & Support:
Students may register at any time and have access to the course materials online for a 1 year period. Email support is available for the full period of your study.
The BCS and ECDL Portfolio of qualifications has 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.
We provide the course materials and course support although it is the student’s responsibility to find a suitable ECDL testing centre and arrange their tests. All ECDL tests must be sat at a registered ECDL testing centre. When you sign up with a testing centre they will need to organise your membership with The Chartered Institute for IT (formerly known as British Computer Society - BCS) and the testing centre will issue you with a BCS ID Number for which there will be a charge. The ID Number is given at the point of registration for any ECDL tests that you complete.
BCS advise students to find a testing only centre through their website:
When searching for testing only centres you should choose “ECDL/ITQ” and “Testing only” from the options and then click “Go Find” which will bring up a list of your 20 closest ECDL testing centres registered for external candidates.
The BCS rely on the testing centres to keep their information up to date. They advise that students calls a few centres from the list to make sure they do offer testing only, but also to compare prices which will vary at each centre.
If you are struggling to find a testing centre or need further advise then you can contact the BCS Support Team or you can email them on: firstname.lastname@example.org
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