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Update concerning COVID-19 – Distance Learning (home study) courses are still available. Find out more about distance learning at Pitman Training

ECDL Course

This is the professionally-written route to gaining your ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) qualification. The course is split into different modules that focus on subjects such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and IT fundamentals. All the modules are designed to give you the skills you need to fit your future career plans.

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Is the ECDL Course for you?

ECDL is a great course for anyone who wishes to gain a good basic understanding of computers and some of the most common software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

It's a great choice for those who are thinking of a career in Office Administration. 

It is suitable for those at beginner level.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 90 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

course

Duration

Around 90 hours

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What is ECDL Course?

About the ECDL Course

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

Our ECDL training is designed to be self-study. This gives you the flexibility to train at a time, place and pace which suits you. The ECDL certifications from Pitman Training are recognised not only nationally but internationally too.

It's a comprehensive training course that will start by giving you some fundamental IT knowledge and will progress through key areas such as word processing using Microsoft Word, working with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and creating presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Many organisations recognise and specifically seek out those job applicants who possess an ECDL qualification. They know those who've gained this certification have gained an excellent all-round skillset through practical training, meaning you can transfer the knowledge gained directly into the workplace. 

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.

What modules does ECDL include?

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

For full details on our ECDL training course, speak to a Course Advisor in one of our training centres or submit an enquiry and one of the team will come back to you with full details and pricing information. 

Aims and Objectives

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.

The aim of this course it to help you become proficient in the use of a PC and some of the most commonly used software packages, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, through a series of practical modules. Once you have successfully gained your ECDL certification you can confidently say to employers that you really do have the work-ready skills they require.

 

Pre-Requisites

There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course. 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

 

 

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

 

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

 

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

 

 

Career Path

Computers can be found in almost all workplaces around the country and as such, an ECDL qualification will unlock roles in a wide variety of industries. A basic understanding of computers and common software packages will give you the skills to work as an Office Assistant, Secretary, PA, Admin Assistant. Certain organisations and employers, such as the NHS, require applicants to hold an ECDL for administration or secretarial positions.

Gaining an ECDL qualification is a great starting point to be able to progress on and work towards an expert level with ECDL Advanced which can really enhance your effectiveness in any workplace. 

Administrative Assistant - Average salary £16,273

Administrative Assistants often provide support to other areas of business. They can be the first point of contact for internal and external visitors and need to be highly organised. Many Administrative Assistant roles require the maintenance of spreadsheets, basic report writing, assembling presentations and sending emails. All of these skills can be learnt and proven with an ECDL qualification.

ECDL Course Training Centres

Scotland

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Aberdeen Pitman Training Aberdeen, 469 Union Street, Aberdeen Scotland Enquire &
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Inverness Pitman Training Inverness, 3rd Floor, 2 Baron Taylor's Street, Inverness, Scotland Enquire &
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Aberdeen
Pitman Training Aberdeen, 469 Union Street, Aberdeen AB11 6DB
Edinburgh
Pitman Training Edinburgh, 4 Queen Street, First Floor, Buzzer 12, Edinburgh, EH2 1JE
Glasgow
Pitman Training Glasgow, 1st Floor, 82 Union Street, Glasgow, G1 2QS
Inverness
Pitman Training Inverness, 3rd Floor, 2 Baron Taylor's Street, Inverness, IV1 1QL

Midlands

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Birmingham Pitman Training Birmingham, Suite 16B Mclaren Building, Priory Queensway, Birmingham Midlands Enquire &
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Birmingham
Pitman Training Birmingham, Suite 16B Mclaren Building, Priory Queensway, Birmingham B4 7LR
Chesterfield
Pitman Training Chesterfield, 1st Floor 37 Holywell Street, Chesterfield S41 7SH
Northampton
Pitman Training Northampton, 4A Alfred Street, Rushden, Northampton NN10 9YS
Nottingham
Pitman Training Nottingham, Suite 50-51 Westminster Building, Theatre Square, Nottingham NG1 6LG
Worcester
Pitman Training Worcester, 1st Floor Richardson House, 21-24 New Street, Worcester WR1 2DP
Leicester
Pitman Training Leicester, Suite 15, The Crescent, King Street, Leicester LE1 6RX

East Anglia

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Cambridge Pitman Training Cambridge, 2nd Floor St Andrews House, 59 St Andrews Street, Cambridge East Anglia Enquire &
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Peterborough Pitman Training Centre, Stuart House, St John’s Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire East Anglia Enquire &
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Bishop's Stortford
Pitman Training Bishop's Stortford, Suite 3, 15 Market Square, Bishop's Stortford CM23 3UT
Cambridge
Pitman Training Cambridge, 2nd Floor St Andrews House, 59 St Andrews Street, Cambridge CB2 3BZ
Chelmsford
Pitman Training Chelmsford, 2 St Johns Court, Moulsham Street, Chelmsford CM2 0JD
Colchester
Pitman Training Colchester, 2 St Johns Wynd, Colchester CO1 1WQ
Ipswich
Pitman Training Ipswich, 12 Northgate Street, Ipswich IP1 3DB
Peterborough
Pitman Training Centre, Stuart House, St John’s Street, Peterborough, Cambridgeshire PE1 5DD

South East

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Maidstone The Master's House, College Road, Maidstone South East Enquire &
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Brighton
Pitman Training Brighton, The Dock Hub, Wilbury Villas, Hove, BN3 6AH
Canterbury
Pitman Training Canterbury, 1 Beer Cart Lane, Canterbury CT1 2NY
Crawley
Pitman Training Crawley, No. 3 Gleneagles Court, Brighton Road, Crawley RH10 6AD
Dover
Pitman Training Dover, Victoria House, 1 Maison Dieu Road, Dover CT16 1RW
Guildford
Pitman Training Guildford, Stamford House, Woodbridge Road, Guildford GU1 4QD
Reading
Pitman Training Reading, Bowman House, 2/10 Bridge Street, Reading RG1 2LU
Southampton
Pitman Training Southampton, The Gallery, 1st Floor, 31 Eastgate Street, Southampton SO14 3HB
Milton Keynes
Pitman Training Milton Keynes, 1 Radian Court, Davy Avenue, Knowlhill, Milton Keynes MK5 8PJ
Maidstone
The Master's House, College Road, Maidstone ME15 6YF

South West

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Taunton
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Wales

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Cardiff
Pitman Training Cardiff, 2nd Floor, 1-7 Castle Street, Cardiff CF10 1BS
Swansea
Pitman Training Swansea, 6th Floor, Alexandra House, 1 Alexandra Road Swansea SA1 5ED

London

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City EC2
Pitman Training City EC2, Salisbury House, London Wall, EC2M 5QQ
Clapham
Pitman Training Clapham, 2nd Floor, Polygon House, 18-20 Bromells Road, London - Clapham, SW4 0BG
Croydon
Pitman Training Croydon, 2nd Floor, 19 Park Street, London - Croydon, CR0 1YD
Greenwich
Pitman Training Greenwich, 133 Creek Road, Greenwich, London, SE8 3BU
Hendon
Pitman Training Hendon, 15 Watford Way, Hendon Central, Hendon NW4 3JL
High Holborn
Pitman Training High Holborn, 3rd Floor, 4/4A Bloomsbury Way, Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2RP
Hounslow
Pitman Training Hounslow, 3rd Floor, B301- B302 The Vista Centre, 50 Salisbury Road, Hounslow TW4 6JQ
Oxford Circus
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Stratford
Pitman Training Stratford, City View House 1 Dorset Place Stratford E15 1BZ
Watford
Pitman Training Watford, Meridien House, 69-71 Clarendon Road, Watford WD17 1DS
Wembley
Pitman Training Wembley, Hazel House, 1-3 Lancelot Road, Wembley HA0 2AJ
Bromley
Kingfisher House Business Centre, 21-23 Elmfield Road, Bromley, Kent BR1 1LT

North West

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Warrington Pitman Training Warrington, Mayfield House, 84 Sankey Street, Warrington, North West Enquire &
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Crewe and Nantwich
Pitman Training Crewe and Nantwich, 2nd Floor, Nantwich Court, Hospital Street, Nantwich CW5 5RH
Liverpool
Pitman Training Liverpool, Suite G01, Ground Floor, The Cotton Exchange Buildings, Bixteth Street, Liverpool, L3 9JR
Manchester
Pitman Training Manchester, 2nd Floor, Richmond House, Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3HZ
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Pitman Training Manchester, 2nd Floor, Richmond House, Bloom Street, Manchester, M1 3HZ
Warrington
Pitman Training Warrington, Mayfield House, 84 Sankey Street, Warrington, WA1 1SG

North East

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Leeds Pitman Training Leeds, Leeds Media Centre, 21 Saville Mount, Leeds, North East Enquire &
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Newcastle Pitman Training Newcastle, 2nd Floor, 10-13 Saville Row, Newcastle North East Enquire &
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Wetherby Pitman Training Wetherby, Deem House, Walkers Court, Audby Lane, Wetherby, North East Enquire &
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Middlesbrough Pitman Training Middlesbrough, The Princess Alice, 69 Newport Road, Middlesbrough, North East Enquire &
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Leeds
Pitman Training Leeds, Leeds Media Centre, 21 Saville Mount, Leeds, LS7 3HZ
Newcastle
Pitman Training Newcastle, 2nd Floor, 10-13 Saville Row, Newcastle NE1 8JE
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Pitman Training Newcastle, 2nd Floor, 10-13 Saville Row, Newcastle NE1 8JE
Wetherby
Pitman Training Wetherby, Deem House, Walkers Court, Audby Lane, Wetherby, LS22 7FD
York
Pitman Training York, 9a Davygate, York, YO1 8QR
Middlesbrough
Pitman Training Middlesbrough, The Princess Alice, 69 Newport Road, Middlesbrough, TS1 1LA

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