SCQF Level 3

Course Overview

The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is a Europe -wide qualification which enables individuals to demonstrate their competence in computer skills.
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. The courses are designed to cover the key concepts of computing its practical application and their use in the workplace and society in general.

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 and is means tested.

What You Will Learn
ECDL -essentials -level 1 is designed to give the beginner an initial overview of computer use including use of the internet and email. It offers the ideal introduction for those who have little or no computer experience and are perhaps wary of doing so. The qualification comprises of three units:
  • IT User Fundamentals
  • Using Email and the Internet
  • Security for IT Users
Entry Requirements
  • No formal qualifications needed
English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
  • online closed book assessments mostly practical with some theory
Progression And Articulation Routes
  • ECDL Extra or Computing with Digital Media Level 4
Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
  • Will enhance most areas of employment.
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • Open learning course
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date(s)

Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • 26/08/2019
End Date(s)

Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • 12/06/2020
Course Delivery
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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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