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Places still available on ECDL training (European Computer Driving Licence)

31 Mar 2014

The next cohort will start in May and requires participants to attend a half-day session once a week for 30 weeks.

ECDL is an internationally-recognised qualification that covers a wide range of IT software packages. The STDU run it as a taught course, in three modules of ten weeks each.

The topics covered are:

Module 1 – Security, Basics of the Computer, Word

Module 2 – Excel, Access

Module 3 – PowerPoint, Email and the Internet


ECDL is open to all staff. Please note, however, that ECDL is not a basic-level programme; in order to successfully complete the course you need to have some experience of using a computer and some prior knowledge of Microsoft Office. This could include activities such as being able to open and close programs, being able to use the mouse, familiarity with the keyboard and some level of typing skill, sending emails and searching the internet, using Word, some familiarity with the filing system. You also need access to a computer outside the classroom in order to complete homework – we currently use Office 2007. If you are not sure whether your prior knowledge is sufficient, please contact Stephanie Walters on 63532 to discuss it.

If you are new to using computers we recommend you take a basic computer skills course with IT Services before applying for ECDL.

To book, please complete and return the application form which can be found here