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St. Fanahan's College

ECDL - European Computer Driving Licence


Course Code(s):  ECDL
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Award:  National Framework of Qualifications level

 
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Description...
The ECDL core provides the holder of this qualification with a working knowledge of computers. The ECDL is a certificate which indicates that the holder has passed one test on theory and 6 practical tests. It is recognised by employers and across Europe.

 

What you will Study...
These are the main subject modules available in this course. Note: Colleges may add/remove modules to keep the course updated and to meet demands.

Basic Concepts of Information Technology IT
Using the Computer and Managing files
Word Processing
Spreadsheets
Database / Filing systems
Presentation and Drawing
Information Network Services

Advanced ECDL:
You can take an ECDL Advanced test if you have passed ECDL Core in the relevant module. For example, if you have passed ECDL Core Module 3, you are eligible to take Module AM3 at Advanced Level. There is a separate Certificate for each advanced Module.
The 4 Advanced ECDL Modules are:
AM3 - Word Processing
AM4 - Spreadsheets
AM5 - Databases
AM6 - Presentations

 

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