ECDL (EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE) - ADVANCED
SCQF Level 6
Computing

Course Overview
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The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is a Europe-wide qualification which enables individuals to develop their competence in computer skills. This is a highly sought-after qualification by most businesses and enhances any current employment. This formal qualification will provide you with a better understanding of computer programs you may have to use at work. You will gain digital literacy skills and improve your productivity and efficiency when using computers. The course is designed to develop your skills and knowledge in the use of more advanced operations associated with Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentation and Database. 


ECDL has been split into three different levels to make it more achievable; Essentials, Extra and Advanced which are all validated through the British Computer Society. All the ECDL open learning courses are eligible for ITA (SDS Individual Training Accounts) funding. This is up to £200 towards the cost of a course. 


Please note: There is 1 diagnostic test and 1 exam per module for this course and you must sit them at an Edinburgh College campus. 

If you don't sit them at an Edinburgh College campus, you will need to source your own BCS accredited testing centre and pay their additional fees to use it.
What You Will Learn
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  • Word Processing?
  • Spreadsheets?
  • Presentation?
  • Database?
Entry Requirements
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  • Minimum of ECDL Extra or Equivalent
  • You will need to have very competent IT/ computer skills


English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • You will be assessed through online assessments
  • These assessments will be mostly practical
  • There will be some theory testing 


Information on Test/Auditions/Interview Requirements
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Please note : There is 1 diagnostic tests and 1 exams per module for this course and you must sit them at an Edinburgh College campus. 

If you don't sit them at an Edinburgh College campus, you will need to source your own BCS accredited testing centre and pay their additional fees to use it.
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • A variety of digital based college courses in the areas of computing and Business at SCQF Level 6
  • You may need to have other qualifications or experience to complement this certificate depending on your chosen course


Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • This qualification enhances chance of promotion


Number Of Days Per Week
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  • This is an open learning course. There will be a cut off where you will have had to have completed the course so be mindful of when you join the course throughout the year in order to give yourself enough time. 

Course Cost And Funding Options
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Student Stories
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  • Previous students who have taken this alongside having English as a second language have gone on to work in organisations such as Scottish Widows, Standard life and RBS.


Start Date and Time
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Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 31/08/2020
End Date
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Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
Course Delivery
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CODESPACE
Computing Overview

​Master the skills in digital media editing, database administration, social media and e-commerce, web design, animation, 3D modelling, programming in C#, PHP, Actionscript, Javascript, Java and C++, scripting, batching, network architechture and forensics, all taught by industry veteran lecturers with extensive real life experience.

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