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ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

Course Outline

This is the professionally-written route to gaining your ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) qualifications - an ECDL course split into modules to give you the options you need to suit your qualification needs and future career plans.

All our modules are approved by the ECDL Foundation and the British Computer Society (BCS).

Our ECDL training is based on self-study - giving you the flexibility to train at a time and a pace which suits you and ECDL certifications from Pitman Training are recognised not only nationally but internationally too.

Once your training is complete, you will be in a position to sit the ECDL tests - the widely recognised ECDL qualifications include ECDL, ECDL Essentials (Level 1), ECDL Extra (Level 2) and ITQ.

Accredited CPD CourseThis course is CPD accredited by The CPD Standards Office.
115 CPD points can be gained upon successful completion of this course.

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To become proficient in the use of a PC and the most commonly used software packages, Microsoft Office, through a series of practical modules. Meaning you can confidently say to employers that you really do have the knowledge they require.

ECDL is recognised nationally and internationally so you can be assured that the skills you learn during this course will stand out on your CV.

ECDL is aimed at those looking to gain a good basic understanding of computers and some of the most common software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This course is suitable for beginniners.

Module 1 - takes you through IT fundamentals
Module 2 - covers security for IT users
Module 3 - teaches you techniques and skills for Word Processing using Microsoft Word
Module 4 - covers Excel and spreadsheets
Module 5 - introduces the database program, Access
Module 6 - covers Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software
Module 7 - looks at using email and the Internet

The guideline learning time for ECDL is 90 hours.

The ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) course can be studied online. This means, you have the flexibility to study:

  • In centre, with our friendly course advisors available for support and guidance as and when you need it.
  • At home or from work – with support via email or telephone during working hours.
  • On a blended mix – in-centre for the modules you need help with, at home or from work for those you are gliding through.

Once you’re ready to go ahead, all you need to do is contact your nearest Pitman Training centre who will be able to talk you through the process and set you up on the online platform, and then you’ll be ready to study the ECDL course at a time and place convenient to yourself.

To get in touch with your nearest centre that offers and supports our online ECDL course click here.


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