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ECDL, Level 1

ECDL Flexi (European Computer Driving Licence)

What is ECDL Flexi Qual?

  • ECDL Flexi is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to
    demonstrate their competence in computer skills up to a Level 1.
  • The course will raise your level of competency in IT and Computer skills.
  • It will improve your productivity at home and at work.
  • It confirms to employers that you have a recognised, relevant and up to date qualification.

Learners must achieve a minimum of 13 credits and units include:

  • Using Email and Internet (5 Credits) Helps the learner understand how to use the internet and email in a safe and secure way, explaining key terms and developing fundamental knowledge of computer security.
  • Security for IT Users (1 Credit) 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 others.
  • Module 3: Word Processing (3 Credits) Develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, tables and pictures for a professional finish, and effectively using tools such as spell-check.
  • Module 4: Spreadsheets (3 Credits) Helps the learner develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high quality documents.
  • Module 6: Presentations (3 Credits) Shows the learner how to produce high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
  • Module: Improving Productivity - Mandatory (3 credits) Enables the learner to work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using tools to save time and effort when producing word processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
  • ECDL Extra L2 Qualification
  • This qualification also means that the learner has a solid foundation of computer skills to help them to competently and confidently use computers.
  • ECDL is ideal for anyone who wishes to improve their knowledge of Microsoft applications and demonstrate they have a good use of a range of applications for a workplace setting.
  • ID to be provided prior to course.

Learners will learn through workshops and online resources, regularly undertaking diagnostics and practice tests (both online and paper based).

Learners may benefit from bringing a notepad and pen to use when learning.

ECDL is broken down into different modules. A test for each must be passed before the ECDL Flexi certificate is awarded. There are diagnostic and practice tests (both online and paper-based) to prepare learners for their final assessment for each module