ECDL establishes standards for everyone using a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It is a certificate that verifies your competence, declares your computer skills, and makes you readily mobile within British business and across the community. European employers and jobseekers all agree on the need for this standard definition of practical competence in information technology.
Modules may include
IT user fundamentals
Builds the learner’s confidence by teaching basic interaction with computers, from start-up to productive use and basic computer housekeeping.
Using email and the internet
Helps the learner understand how to use internet and email in a safe and secure way, explaining key terms and developing fundamental knowledge of computer security.
Security for IT users
Provides the learner with an essential understanding of how to use a computer in a safe and secure manner, protecting their own data as well as that of other users.
Develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish, and effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.
Helps the learner develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.
Shows the learner how to produce high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
Improving productivity using IT
Enables the learner to work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using tools to save time and effort when producing word processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.