European Computer Driving Licence Essentials

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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.

Modules

1. Computer Essentials

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
  • Start up and shut down a computer
  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows
  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features
  • Create a simple document and print an output
  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders
  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files
  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network
  • Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data
  • Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health

2. Online Essentials

  • Understand web browsing and online security concepts
  • Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, and web outputs
  • Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content
  • Understand key copyright and data protection issues
  • Understand concepts of online communities, communications and e-mail
  • Send, receive e-mails and manage e-mail settings
  • Organise and search e-mails and use calendars

3. Word Processing

  • Work with documents and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, to enhance productivity
  • Create and edit small-sized word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute
  • Apply different formats to documents to enhance them before distribution; recognise good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options
  • Insert tables, images, and drawn objects into documents
  • Prepare documents for mail merge operations
  • Adjust document page settings
  • Check and correct spelling before finally printing documents

4. Spreadsheets

  • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity
  • Enter data into cells; use good practice in creating lists
  • Select, sort and copy, move and delete data
  • Edit rows and columns in a worksheet
  • Copy, move, delete, and appropriately rename worksheets
  • Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions; use good practice in formula creation; recognise error values in formulas
  • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet
  • Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Adjust spreadsheet page settings
  • Check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets

Career Opportunities

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

Duration/Start
18 April, Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm, 10 weeks

Fees
€385 plus €124 Exam Fee

 

 

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