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ICT ECDL level 2 certificate at Frome Community College

Course description

This is a one-year, Level 2 qualification, GCSE equivalent. It is graded at Pass (C equivalent), Merit (B), Distinction (A) or Distinction* (A*).

This course is assessed through four online exams, each of which must be passed to complete the qualification. The course encourages students to become independent learners, who can apply their skills in a variety of situations.

Units studied:

•  spreadsheets

•  word processing

• presentations

    • improving productivity (a synoptic paper, linking skills from all the other three exams)

Entry requirements

The general entry requirement for Level 2 Courses is five GCSE passes at Grade G or above, which must include maths and English language.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course but students should have an interest in software applications.


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Future opportunities

The Level 2 ‘GCSE Plus’ Foundation Year Programme has been successfully running for a number of years and has grown considerably in the past two years.

Many students, having completed this year, continue at Frome Sixth Form for another two years to complete Level 3 subjects. The government funds students for three years of sixth form study and it is the expectation that all students remain in education, training or employment until the end of the academic year in which they turn 18.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Frome Community College directly.

Last updated date: 06 September 2016

Key information

  • Start date: Next September