The ECDL (European Computer Driving License) certification is a highly recognised qualification, it offers you a key recognition of your literacy in computer skills and is designed for novices or casual computer users and will get you to a high computer literacy standard. The ECDL Certification is the fastest growing IT user qualification in over 125 countries, with many UK companies setting the ECDL as a mandatory requirement, such as the NHS and the Police Service of Northern Ireland.
Without basic computer skills one can be quite cumbersome in the office, limiting their roles and value. Some employers or companies may not even consider you as a candidate without a reasonable level of computer skills. The ECDL certification training is designed for novices or casual computer users that will take learners to a high computer literacy standard by improving your knowledge on these key areas:
Word Processing (Word)
Bonus Module - MOS Excel 2016*
The approximate study time for the ECDL course (excluding the MOS Excel 2016) is 40 hours.
Our ECDL Online Course has been updated and is brand new for 2020 and features the latest version of Windows and Microsoft Office so that you are learning the most up to date features and get the most relevant information.
By gaining an ECDL certification you or staff in your company will become more confident and efficient in using computers and the ‘industry standard’ Windows programmes such as Word, Excel and PowerPoint as well as greater employee motivation, increased productivity and reducing time wasted on solving computer related tasks. An extensive number of companies in the UK have already set ECDL as the benchmark for computer skills, including NHS, HSBC and Sainsburys.
Microsoft Office taught programs, as part of the ECDL training package – i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint - will help advance your career by giving you a crucial competitive edge for achieving success. Studies show that employers are more likely to hire candidates with these computer skills.
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 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.
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.
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.
There are no prerequisites for studying this course though learners must have internet access.
The ECDL is a widely recognised office qualification and has become the computer literacy standard for many organisations, such as the NHS. Here’s a breakdown of the range of career entry opportunities new candidates may enjoy:
Office Admin/Data Entry
European IT Trainer
IT Trainer Microsoft Office
You are able to pay in full upfront, or in monthly installments (subject to a credit check.)
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