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.
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
- No formal qualifications needed
English Proficiency Requirements
How the course is assessed
- online closed book assessments mostly practical with some theory
Progression And Articulation Routes
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- ECDL Extra or Computing with Digital Media Level 4
- Will enhance most areas of employment.
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Course Cost And Funding Options
Fee: £161 Open Learning (year 1)
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