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ECDL (Advanced) - European Computer Driving Licence at Runshaw College

Course description

Why should I come to Runshaw to study ECDL (Advanced)?

Using a computer effectively is now an essential skill – at home, at college, at university or at work. It can help you communicate more effectively and access information more easily, and a certified computer qualification makes you more attractive to employers.

ECDL is regarded by employers across the globe as a benchmark for IT competence and will improve your employment prospects:

  • it allows you to prove your IT skills which can help you find a job or progress your career
  • it builds your confidence in using computers
  • it will improve your study skills by making you more efficient and productive

Our ECDL Advanced course was graded Outstanding by Ofsted in our most recent college inspection and Graded A by the British Computer Society. In addition it has a 100% pass rate for those completing the course.

What will I study?

The course is made up of a total of 5 modules, including the four core modules of word processing, spreadsheet software, presentation software and database software all of which use the familiar Microsoft Office software.

You will learn how to use these applications effectively for the production of professional documents for use in a college, university or work situation. The fifth and final module covers improving productivity using IT and is a work based scenario designed mainly around one of the core module applications.

You will be able to complete the ECDL in one academic year and modules will be assessed through a series of practical skills test with no coursework requirements. With the restructure of UCAS points for 2017 the ECDL Advanced will be worth 24 points, with a grade A at AS Level carrying 20 points.

Entry requirements

For access to our A Level Programme, our entry requirements are 5 x grade B equivalent (5 x Grade 5 or B) in a range of separate subjects.
For ECDL specifically, this should include grade B in Computer Science or ICT, OR a Merit in ECDL Level 2.


100% practical exams

Financial information

No course fees are applicable for 16-18 year old learners who meet funding regulations.

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 30 September 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Course code: LAECDL

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