ECDL – Databases, Presentations and Online Collaboration


Course Aims
The European Computer Driving Licence operates on a skills card basis. This card records the skills you demonstrate in each of the seven computer-related modules. As you pass each module successfully, the corresponding skill is noted on your card. The aim is to achieve a full card, which leads to the award of your licence.


1. Databases

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised and operated
  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes
  • Create a table; define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table
  • Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database
  • Understand what a form is; create a form to enter, modify, and delete records and data in records
  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution

2. Presentations

  • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them; choose different slide layouts and designs
  • Enter, edit, and format text in presentations
  • Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides
  • Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Insert and edit pictures, images, and drawn objects
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations
  • Check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations

3. Online Collaboration

  • Understand the key concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
  • Set up accounts to prepare for online collaboration
  • Use online storage and web-based productivity applications to collaborate
  • Use online and mobile calendars to manage and plan activities
  • Collaborate and interact using social networks, blogs, and wikis
  • Schedule and host online meetings and use online learning environments
  • Understand key mobile technology concepts and use features such as e-mail, applications, and synchronisation

Career Opportunities

  • ECDL is a certificate, which is officially recognised throughout Europe.
  • ECDL is a basic requirement of major employers.

Entry Requirements
Completion of Beginners Computers Course.

October 2017, Tuesday, 7pm – 10pm, 7 weeks

€295 plus €103 Exam Fee

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