This is the professionally-written route to gaining your ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) qualification. The course is split into different modules that focus on subjects such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and IT fundamentals. All the modules are designed to give you the skills you need to fit your future career plans.
ECDL is a great course for anyone who wishes to gain a good basic understanding of computers and some of the most common software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
It’s a great choice for those who are thinking of a career in Office Administration.
It is suitable for those at beginniner level.
Awarded 90 CPD points upon successful completion
All our modules are approved by the ECDL Foundation and the British Computer Society (BCS).
Our ECDL training is designed to be self-study. This gives you the flexibility to train at a time, place and pace which suits you. The ECDL certifications from Pitman Training are recognised not only nationally but internationally too.
It’s a comprehensive training course that will start by giving you some fundamental IT knowledge and will progress through key areas such as word processing using Microsoft Word, working with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and creating presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.
Many organisations recognise and specifically seek out those job applicants who possess an ECDL qualification. They know those who’ve gained this certification have gained an excellent all-round skillset through practical training, meaning you can transfer the knowledge gained directly into the workplace.
Once your training is complete, you will be in a position to sit the ECDL tests – the widely recognised ECDL qualifications include ECDL, ECDL Essentials (Level 1), ECDL Extra (Level 2) and ITQ.
Module 1 – takes you through IT fundamentals
Module 2 – covers security for IT users
Module 3 – teaches you techniques and skills for Word Processing using Microsoft Word
Module 4 – covers Excel and spreadsheets
Module 5 – introduces the database program, Access
Module 6 – covers Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software
Module 7 – looks at using email and the Internet
For full details on our ECDL online training course, speak to a Course Advisor in one of our training centres or submit an enquiry and one of the team will come back to you with full details and pricing information.
ECDL is recognised nationally and internationally so you can be assured that the skills you learn during this course will stand out on your CV.
The aim of this course it to help you become proficient in the use of a PC and some of the most commonly used software packages, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, through a series of practical modules. Once you have successfully gained your ECDL certification you can confidently say to employers that you really do have the work-ready skills they require.
There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course.
Computers can be found in almost all workplaces around the country and as such, an ECDL qualification will unlock roles in a wide variety of industries. A basic understanding of computers and common software packages will give you the skills to work as an Office Assistant, Secretary, PA, Admin Assistant. Certain organisations and employers, such as the NHS, require applicants to hold an ECDL for administration or secretarial positions.
Gaining an ECDL qualification is a great starting point to be able to progress on and work towards an expert level with ECDL Advanced which can really enhance your effectiveness in any workplace.
Administrative Assistant – Average salary £16,273
Administrative Assistants often provide support to other areas of business. They can be the first point of contact for internal and external visitors and need to be highly organised. Many Administrative Assistant roles require the maintenance of spreadsheets, basic report writing, assembling presentations and sending emails. All of these skills can be learnt and proven with an ECDL qualification.