Course overview

European 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.

Additional information

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.

Additional costs

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.

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Fees and applications

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European Computer Driving License (ECDL) Level 1 Award College Green Centre
Course Code
01/01/1970 - 01/01/1970
Flexible, contact College
Hours per week
Start Time
College Green Centre
This course costs £340. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LGP0597C01-1 Variable Dates Flexible, contact College Flexi Enquire Enquire College Green Centre
This course costs £340. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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