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The Official BCS 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 and on completion you will be awarded with the official BCS ECDL certification.
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.
All students on this course are entitlement to purchase an NUS (Totum) discount card.
Examination cost is included with the price of this Official BCS ECDL qualification.
If you are a School or interested in booking multiple courses please contact us directly for a multiple booking discount.
BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT User Skills
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.
With over 15 million users studying the ECDL worldwide it is the worlds most popular and highly sought after ICT literacy skills certification globally.
This course includes all official certification examinations
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 key areas.
The Official BCS accredited ECDL qualification is designed for absolute beginners and is designed to build your knowledge on the 8 core principles of IT.
IT User Skills – Level 2 Certificate (ECDL Core) is a level 2 Certificate Qualification with 25 Credits. It consists of Modules 1 to 7 and includes the Productivity in IT module. The qualification opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides. (Ofqual QAN – Qualification Accreditation Number – 601/8240/4)
ECDL Core (7 Unit) QAN: 601/8240/4
Module 1 - IT User Fundamentals (L1)
Module 2 - IT Security for Users (L1)
Module 3 - Using Internet & Email (L1)
Module 4 -Word Processing (L2)
Module 5 -Databases (L2)
Module 6 -Spreadsheets (L2)
Module 7 -Presentations (L2)
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.
Unit 3: Word Processing
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.
Unit 4: Spreadsheets
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: Internet and Email
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.
The certification is OFQUAL regulated so requires the student to sit 7 official examinations in order to complete the official BCS certified ECDL program so on completion of the course students will need to arrange examinations through e-Courses4you directly as a BCS certified examination centre, exam cost is included within the course fees.
What jobs will I be qualified for?
Upon completing the collection you will be able to pursue a career in:
- Office Administrator
The average earnings for a ECDL Certified individual is £21,500 per annum (source: ITjobswatch, UK Only).
How do I study?
You study online around your own schedule with our easy to use interactive student interface which is designed to make the learning experience as enjoyable as possible. Our content is delivered via a mixture of easy to follow interactive training, question and answer sections and interactive test prep. When in your account you will work from your own personalised learning platform, that will log and track your course progress.
Why choose us?
- Study job specific industry recognised courses
- Student support
- Job finder service
- Progress reports
- Exam booking support
- Over 90% first time pass rate
- All UK students receive a TOTUM (NUS) student discount card
- 14 day no quibble money back guarantee
Every student has access to our soft skills training pack that includes career support courses such as Interviewing Techniques and C.V building. These courses will give you the skills you need to head into the job market and boost your employability.
On completion of your training course, you will have the skills and confidence to jump straight into a role that suits you.
Our careers advisors have their ears to the ground and are on hand to offer you industry and job specific advice on any career path you decide to follow and ask about our job search service we offer to our students.
The course does not include the external exams however if you wish to sit your external examinations please get in contact with us and we can help you arrange them.
Who is this course for?
This course is for students with little or no experience of using the computer. It is for anyone working within roles associated with business and administration and is particularly relevant for professionals within a range of industry sectors.
- Must have Microsoft Office installed to run the live exams
- Not MAC Compatible
The ECDL is a widely recognised office qualification and has become the computer literacy standard for many organisations, such as the NHS and the private sector. 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
- IT Support Administrator
- Financial Auditor
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Hi, does this course have a set structured time or can I work at my own pace? E.g. 4hrs/wk for 10wks? Bw, Jasmine
Hi Jasmine, its self paced study so you can fit it around your day to day commitments so the above 4 hours per week is perfect but you can also take longer if needed. if you need more info please call the office. Thanks James.This was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
Where is the exam centre location? and due to pandemic is there an alternative solution to attending the exam centre?
Hi Nicky, Currently delegates can test from home, so you do not need to attend a centre. As long as you can set a camera up on your laptop so a member of our team can administer your examination and act as the invigilator while you test. Good luck with your course, and please get in contact with e-Courses4you when you have completed your course to arrange your examinations. Thanks, e-Courses4youThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.
victoria louise asked:
Do I get a certificate
Hello Victoria, Yes, you will receive an official qualification & certificates with this examination bundle :) Thanks! e-Courses4youThis was helpful. Thank you for your feedback.