The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the internationally recognised qualification for computer users. ECDL improves learners’ understanding of computers and promotes efficient use of software. The course opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides. The qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT.
The seven ECDL units are:

IT user fundamentals Builds the learner’s confidence by teaching basic interaction with computers, from start-up to productive use and basic computer housekeeping.
Using email and the internet Helps the learner understand how to use internet and email in a safe and secure way, explaining key terms and developing fundamental knowledge of computer security.
Security for IT users Provides the learner with an essential understanding of how to use a computer in a safe and secure manner, protecting their own data as well as that of other users.
Word processing Helps the learner use a range of basic word processing software tools and techniques to produce appropriate, straightforward or routine documents.
Spreadsheet software Enables learners to use a range of basic spreadsheet software tools and techniques to produce spreadsheets.
Presentation software Provides the skills to use a range of basic presentation software tools. Learners will be able to create text based or diagram based slide shows and lecture notes.
Database software Introduces learners to basic database software tools, enabling them to enter information, set up single tables and retrieve information by running database queries.

ECDL is an on-line course, where training can be completed in the workplace, at home or at the training centre. Exams must be completed at the training centre.


ITA funding is available for the ECDL course, dependant on circumstances.


To apply for the course please telephone 01779 472028 or email