Course overviewEuropean Computer Driving License (ECDL) Level 1 Award City of Bristol College
This flexible course is a highly recognised IT qualification in the workplace and is the preferred qualification for many employers. ECDL is the benchmark for digital literacy in educational systems around the globe.
Who is this course for?
This course is suitable for those wishing to develop IT skills as part of their professional development or to enhance employment opportunities.
What you'll learn
During this course you will learn to use a range of software for IT users including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation packages. The ECDL equips students with the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively, building on existing knowledge and motivating further learning. You will need a minimum of nine credits to achieve this award. There is no mandatory unit and you can choose from a variety of units including word processing, presentation, spreadsheets and database.
Course entry requirements
To join this course you need to have achieved an IT qualification at Entry Level 3 or equivalent and students must have English skills equivalent to Entry Level 3 to enable them to understand written instructions and information.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
The course runs as a drop-in workshop, facilitated by a team of assessors who will support and guide you through the material and prepare you for the exams. Examination are carried out and you will receive regular feedback on your progress. Most of the learning will be done through the use of college workbooks, in a workshop setting with tutors available to help where necessary. It is also possible to use the online facility to do extra practice outside of college.
Future career and study opportunities
After successfully completing this course, your ECDL is a professional development qualification which can open up opportunities within existing employment or for new employment. This Level 2 qualification can also provide skills for students to consider other courses within the college such as the Business Admin Level 2 or progress to do a Business Administration Apprenticeship. There may be opportunities to do specific professional qualifications such as an AAT Accounting course.
This course is eligible for adult funding and students who apply have never achieved a Level 1 before or are in receipt of benefits, will be able to do the course for free. If you are on a limited income, you may be eligible to receive help with these costs from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning.
Fees and applications
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