ECDL Extra Certificate in IT User Skills 2016 SCQF Level 5
Building basic knowledge of computer applications to improve your understanding.
Why take this course?
This is the next step of the ECDL qualification - ideally for those progressing from the Level 1 qualification - and would be of interest to those who work with computers but don’t have any formal qualifications, or for those who simply wish to extend their knowledge.
The course covers core IT applications which are commonly used in many businesses around the world, and completing this qualification will improve your understanding of these applications whilst teaching you how to use the software efficiently. If employed the course will help you prove to your employer that you can use these applications productively and professionally, and ig you are unemployed the course will help you to gain important skills to help improve your job prospects.
What you will experience
This qualification will allow you to develop the IT user knowledge and skills needed to work productively in an administrative job which requires the use of common IT software applications.
You will complete four specific level 2 units from the ITQ framework:
- Word Processing Software
- Spreadsheet Software
- Presentation Software
- Improving Productivity Using IT
You can expect to learn about the following:
- How to create and edit word processing documents
- How to manipulate numerical data using spreadsheets
- How to design and produce presentations to communicate information
- How to use IT tools to improve productivity; such as using automated tools like macros and mail merge.
The tests are administered throughout Europe by accredited Test Centres, and each test takes 45 minutes. North East Scotland College has been approved by the BCS as an Accredited Test Centre. A test for each module must be passed to achieve the certificate. The course fees cover the cost of one attempt at each of the assessments, which must be taken at the College's Assessment Centre.
There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification however if you have not previously studied IT qualifications at level 1, you may benefit from completing ECDL Essentials Award in IT User Skills Level 1 before progressing to this level 2 qualification.
What you will need
All students are assigned a login to Microsoft Office 365 which includes online access to Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2016 at no extra cost. Microsoft Access is available at the College Libraries and Digital Skills Spaces.
What you need to know
We can register candidates in the following ways:
- Full 7 module ECDL – at a cost of £30 or
- ECDL Essentials (modules 1, 2 and 7) – at a cost of £30 or
- ECDL Extra (modules 3, 4, 5 and 6) – at a cost of £45
If you know you intend to complete the full ECDL qualification with all 7 modules, it makes financial sense to pay for the full registration at the start at a cost of only £30. You must then pass all 7 modules to gain the full award.
Registration for the ECDL Essentials (modules 1, 2 and 7) costs £30 and you will receive an ECDL Essentials certificate upon completion.
Registration for the ECDL Extra qualification costs £45. This is appropriate if you intend to solely undertake modules 3, 4, 5 and 6. Upon completion you will receive a certificate for the ECDL Extra qualification.
If, following completion of the Extra and Essentials qualifications, you would like the full ECDL qualification, then you must register and pay a further £30.
Payment can be made by cash, cheque or card at:
Assessment Centre Office
Room LG10, Tower Block,
Aberdeen City Campus
Aberdeen, AB25 1BN
Debit/credit card payments can be made by telephoning 01224 612237.
Please note this is not covered by the College Fee Waiver.
Please note that timetabling changes can often occur after the Part-time Course Guide is published, and as a result the printed version of the guide may not hold the most up-to-date information.
We therefore advise you that all start dates and times listed on the website are at all times accurate, and should be used as your main point of reference before booking your course.
This course is currently unavailable. Please contact the Student Advice Centre for more information.
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