ECDL (EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE) - ESSENTIALS
SCQF Level 3
Computing

Course Overview
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The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is a Europe-wide qualification which enables individuals to demonstrate their competence in computer skills and become more confident in the workplace. This is a formal qualification which will provide you with a better understanding of computer programs you may have to use at work. The course is designed to give you a beginner's overview of computer use including use of the internet and email. This course is the ideal introduction for those who have little or no computer experience. During this course you will cover the key concepts of computing, its practical application and their use in the workplace and society in general.


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. 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.


Please note: There are 3 diagnostic tests and 3 exams for this course and you must sit them all at an Edinburgh College campus. 

If you don't sit them at an Edinburgh college campus, you will need to source your own BCS accredited testing centre and pay their additional fees to use it.


What You Will Learn
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  • IT User Fundamentals
  • Using Email and the Internet 
  • Security for IT Users



Entry Requirements
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  • No formal qualifications needed


English Proficiency Requirements
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  • IELTS 5.5
How the course is assessed
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  • You will be assessed through online closed book exam style assessments ,these will be mostly practical focused with some theory.
Please note : There are 3 diagnostic tests and 3 exams for this course and you must sit them all at an Edinburgh College campus. 

If you don't sit them at an Edinburgh college campus, you will need to source your own BCS accredited testing centre and pay their additional fees to use it.
Progression And Articulation Routes
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  • ECDL Extra or Computing with Digital Media Level 4


Download our progression route map here
Career Opportunities
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  • This qualification enhances chance of promotion


Number Of Days Per Week
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  • This is an open learning course. There will be a cut off where you will have had to have completed the course so be mindful of when you join the course throughout the year in order to give yourself enough time.
Course Cost And Funding Options
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Start Date and Time
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Open Learning

This course will start week commencing...
  • Monday 31/08/2020
End Date
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Open Learning

This course will end on...
  • Friday 18/06/2021
Course Delivery
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Courses may be subject to alteration or cancellation


CODESPACE
Computing Overview

​Master the skills in digital media editing, database administration, social media and e-commerce, web design, animation, 3D modelling, programming in C#, PHP, Actionscript, Javascript, Java and C++, scripting, batching, network architechture and forensics, all taught by industry veteran lecturers with extensive real life experience.

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