Start Date 21/06/14
Duration 12 Weeks
Full/Part-time Part-Time
Funding No
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Career Opportunities

The ECDL European Computer Driving Licence will enable you to become more efficient and confident in your current job, develop your IT skills, and enhance your career prospects. Students who successfully complete this European Computer Driving Licence course are ideally equipped with the practical skills to work in a modern business environment. Students who complete the ECDL START can progress to the full ECDL-European Computer Driving Licence by completing the 3 additional modules. Excellent career opportunities.


ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence Course

ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence is the internationally recognised qualification, which enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills such as Using your Computer, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access and the Internet.  The ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence is designed specifically for those who wish to gain a benchmark qualification in computing using the most up to date Microsoft applications (Micorosoft Word, Microsoft Excel, Microsoft Access, Microsofot Powerpoint).  It will enable them to develop their IT skills and enhance their career prospects. This ECDL course provides the knowledge and skills to pursue a range of positions and progress to a clearly defined career path - examples include CompTIA A+ (Computer Maintenance), CIW Website design or AutoCAD or other business related courses.


The requirement for the ECDL is a basic working knowledge of computers.

Course Aim

The aim of the ECDL European Computer Driving Licence Course is to:

  • Raise the level of competency in IT and computer skills
  • Improve productivity at home and work
  • Provide a worldwide recognised qualification and a viable career path
  • Provide European Computer Driving Licence benefits to employers in its precise definition of a job applicant's or employee's skills set.

Principal Areas of Study

ECDL - European  computer Driving Licence Course

  • Concepts of Information Technology - Computer Theory Training
  • Word Processing - Microsoft Word 2010 Training
  • Spreadsheets - Microsoft Excel 2010 Training
  • Databases - Microsoft Access 2010 Training
  • Presentation - Microsoft Powerpoint 2010 Training
  • Using the Computer / Managing Files - Microsoft Windows 7 Training 
  • Information & Communications - Internet Explorer Training


With the ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence Course, students take an on-line examination at the end of each module.  These are taken at our on-line examination centre at Dorset College.


The Full ECDL European Computer Driving Licence Certificate is awarded on completion of all 7 Modules.  The ECDL Start Certificate is awarded to a candidate who has completed four out of a possible seven modules of the ECDL European Computer Driving Licence programme.
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