ECDL Levels 1 & 2 (European Computer Driving Licence)

Year: 2020/21
Exam Board: British Computer Society

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Entry Requirements
You must be 19+ years of age by 31 August 2020.  There are no formal entry requirements but you must be able to demonstrate English skills to at least Level 1.

ECDL gives you the skills you need to use common computer applications. These skills will help you to succeed in the workplace.

ECDL Level 1 Award (European Computer Driving Licence) Award in IT User Skills

Content & Overview
If you are reasonably confident using a mouse and keyboard but have little or no experience of Microsoft Office, then this is the course for you. During the course, you will gain skills in word processing, spreadsheets and creating digital presentations.

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Suitable For
This course is designed for adults who have used a computer before and are reasonably confident using a mouse and keyboard but they may have little or no experience of Microsoft Office (word processing, spreadsheets and presentations).
Delivery Method
You will be taught in a workshop environment, studying independently at your own pace on each of the 3 units you will complete.

Attendance: Tuesday or Thursday.
Depending on your previous experience with Microsoft Office, the duration of the course may be less than specified here. You can also complete the course quicker if you are able to study between sessions.

Day TimeDurationLocationCost
Tuesday9.30am – 12pm24 weeksEngineering UTC£250*
Thursday9.15am – 11.45am24 weeksEngineering UTC£250*
Thursday1pm – 3.30pm24 weeksEngineering UTC£250*

*Course may be free of charge, depending upon your circumstances – please enquire.

Application Method
Application is followed by an individual interview and initial assessment to establish your prior achievement in IT.
Homework
You will be encouraged to work on activities at home, or in our study area, for approximately 3 hours per week as directed by your tutor.
Assessment
Your tutor will assess your work. At the end of each unit, you will complete a practical online test. The pass mark is 75% for each unit test.
Further Study
Guidance is given throughout the course regarding opportunities and careers. 
Additional Information
You will need to bring a notebook, pen and a USB stick with you.

ECDL Level 2 Award (European Computer Driving Licence)

Content & Overview
Already have some knowledge of Microsoft Office but need to know more for work or just raise your skill set? This course is designed for you to develop your IT skills in creating accurate word documents, spreadsheets and presentations. The Improving Productivity unit revisits Word, Excel and PowerPoint in greater detail.

  • Microsoft Word
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft PowerPoint

Suitable For
This course is designed for adults who wish to develop their IT Skills in creating accurate word documents, spreadsheets and presentations.
Delivery Method
You will be taught in a workshop environment, studying independently at your own pace on each of the 4 units you will complete.

Attendance: Tuesday or Thursday
Depending on your previous experience with Microsoft Office, the duration of the course may be less than specified here. You can also complete the course quicker if you are able to study between sessions.

Day TimeDurationLocationCost
Tuesday9.30am – 12pm24 weeksEngineering UTC£270*
Thursday9.15am – 11.45am24 weeksEngineering UTC£270*
Thursday1pm – 3.30pm24 weeksEngineering UTC£270*

*Course may be free of charge, depending upon your circumstances – please enquire.

Application Method
Application is followed by an individual interview and initial assessment to establish your prior achievement in IT and to identify whether an independent learning environment is right for you.
Homework
You will be encouraged to work on activities at home, or in our study area, for approximately 3 hours per week as directed by your tutor.
Assessment
Your tutor will assess your work. At the end of each unit, you will complete a practical online test. The pass mark is 75% for each unit test.
Further Study
Guidance is given throughout the course regarding opportunities and careers.
Additional Information
You will need to bring a notebook, pen and a USB stick with you.

Find out more - ECDL Levels 1 & 2 (European Computer Driving Licence)

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