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Computing

ICDL Extra (ECDL)

Campus OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 5

Study mode Open learning

Duration 42 weeks

Start date Aug 2024

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Course overview

The International Certificate in Digital Literacy (formerly European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)) is a Europe-wide qualification that enables individuals to demonstrate their competence in computer skills. This is a highly sought-after qualification by most businesses and enhances any current employment. This formal qualification will provide you with a better understanding of computer programs you may have to use at work. This course is designed to give you in-depth knowledge and understanding of computer usage and Microsoft Office applications. You will look at legal issues, health and safety and good practices associated with computing.
 
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. 

Please note: There are 4 diagnostic tests and 4 exams for this course and you must sit them 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.

A Windows device is a requirement as the learning materials are not compatible with Macs and other platforms.

What you will learn

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentation
  • Improving Productivity Using IT

    How the course is assessed

    • You will be assessed through online exam-style assessments. These will be mostly practical focused with some theory

    Please note: There are 4 diagnostic tests and 4 exams for this course and you must sit them 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.

      Number of days per week

      • This is an open-learning course. There will be a cut-off where you will have to have completed the course so be mindful of when you join the course throughout the year in order to give yourself enough time.

      Entry requirements

      • You need to have ICDL Essentials or equivalent computing skills to SCQF Level 4

       

        English Proficiency Requirements

        IELTS 5.5

        Progression and Articulation Routes

        • ICDL Advanced 
        • NC Computing with Digital Media 4

         

          Career options

          • This qualification enhances chance of employment and promotion

           

            Study Options

            Campus Study mode Start date Duration
            OL - Open Learning/Cross Campus Open learning 26/08/24 42 Weeks

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