European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Essentials (Workshop/Online) - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

This is the first step of the ECDL qualification and would be of interest to those who work with computers but don’t have any formal qualifications or for those who wish to extend their knowledge.

This course covers:

  • Internet and email
  • Security
  • IT fundamentals

The learning materials can be accessed from any PC with internet access or you can attend any of our workshops to use our resources to work through them with support from the workshop staff.

Candidates benefit from:

  • Work at own pace (must complete within one year), some learners complete in just a few weeks if they already have some skills in the applications
  • Latest software
  • Flexible attendance meaning the course can fit it in around other commitments
  • Relevant staff experience to help in the workshops
  • A variety of study methods available
  • Online version offers immediate results with practice assessments mirroring the live assessments
  • Employer recognised qualification at Level 1

Assessment Methods

An exam either using simulation software or in-house for each of the modules, lots of practice, with a number of resit opportunities if needed.

Progression Options

  • Many leaners have built so much confidence that they progress to the next course – ECDL Extra at Level 2, enabling them to gain the full ECDL qualification
  • ECDL Extra at Level 2
  • Introduction to Word
  • Introduction to Excel
  • Introduction to Presentations
  • Introduction to Databases

Course Summary

Course Title European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Essentials (Workshop/Online)
Entry Requirements
  • Beginner computing skills
  • Successful completion of the Beginners Computing, CLAIT or equivalent
  • Or relevant experience
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I really enjoy studying at Bridgwater & Taunton College. All of my lessons have a friendly atmosphere and my tutors push me to be the best I can be. Studying here has allowed me to gain the qualifications I need to go on to degree level.

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