European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

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.



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10150

Campus: Bangor, Downpatrick, Lisburn

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Further Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Bangor
12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:30-21:30
Part-Time Downpatrick
12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:30-21:30
Part-Time Lisburn
12/09/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:30-21:30

Course Overview

ECDL consists of 7 units: IT User Fundamentals, Using Internet and Email, Security for IT Users, Word Processing, Spreadsheet Software, Presentation Software and Improving Productivity using IT. This course is taught using Microsoft Office. 

Assessment is completed online and is ongoing throughout the course.

Ideal If:

 You are seeking a qualification that verifies your competence in using computers.

You'll Learn:

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.

Word processing

  • 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.

Spreadsheet software

  • Helps the learner develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.

Presentation software

  • 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.

 

You'll Love:

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is for those wishing to certify their computer skills according to pan-European industry standard. Large multinationals have already adopted the licence, setting it as the performance benchmark they expect from their employees.

You'll Progress:

Perhaps you know something about computers, but find it hard to define exactly what your level is. You're confident you can use a PC efficiently, but you can't really prove it.

Business requires 'basic competence', but what does that mean? And how can you be sure that you have already reached this level?  

Or perhaps you're just starting on the approach roads to the Information Superhighway - the whole world of computers seems baffling and maybe even chaotic.

What you need is a structure for your learning - one that is thorough and instantly recognised wherever you go.   Successful completion of the course will enable you to progress to BCS Advanced ECDL or Microsoft Office Specialist qualifications.

You'll Need:

You will need Essential Skills Level 1, CLAIT or equivalent

or

Be confident working with computers and have previous experience using Microsoft Office applications 

This course is not suitable for beginners. 

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Type Campus Start
Part-Time Bangor
12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:30-21:30
Part-Time Downpatrick
12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:30-21:30
Part-Time Lisburn
12/09/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:30-21:30

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee
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Bangor

12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:30-21:30

11

£311.00

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FE
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Y10150DE1A
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Downpatrick

12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:30-21:30

18

£311.00

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FE
European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
Y10150LE1A
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Lisburn

12/09/2022
Day: Wednesday
Time: 18:30-21:30

14

£311.00

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