IT training for staff

 

 

ECDL: European Computer Driving Licence

An IT skills qualification for intermediate IT users to advance their web, email and office skills.

 

 

 

 

Who is ECDL for?

Staff who use PCs regularly and want to both advance their skills and gain an internationally recognised qualification. If you have basic computing skills and use a computer regularly, this is the qualification for you. You can either teach yourself and be tested at Kent, or take a series of training courses.

Registrations from September 2012: ECDL Extra

ECDL Extra topics

Word
processing
This unit develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, and using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish. The learner will also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.
Spreadsheet
software
This ECDL unit helps learners to develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, through to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.
Presentation
software
The presentation software unit introduces the learner to this important means of business communication. Upon completion, learners will be capable of producing high-quality presentations using a variety of tools, including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
Improving
productivity
using IT
The ITQ requires the inclusion of content that builds the learner’s ability to work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using tools to save time and effort when producing word-processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
QCF: Full level 2 ITQ Certificate

 

Registrations until August 2012: ECDL (7 unit)

ECDL (7 unit) topics

IT user fundamentals IT user fundamentals builds the learner’s confidence by teaching basic interaction with computers, from start-up, to productive use and basic computer housekeeping.
Using email
and the internet
This unit helps the learner understand how to use internet and email in a safe and secure way. It explains key terms and builds knowledge of the fundamentals of computer security and use of the internet and email.
Security for
IT users
The security for IT users unit provides the learner with an essential understanding of how to use a computer in a safe and secure manner, protecting their own data as well as that of other users.
Word
processing
This unit develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, and using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish. The learner will also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.
Spreadsheet
software
This ECDL unit helps learners to develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, through to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.
Presentation
software
The presentation software unit introduces the learner to this important means of business communication. Upon completion, learners will be capable of producing high-quality presentations using a variety of tools, including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
Database software This unit enables learners to understand some of the main concepts of databases and demonstrate the ability to use a database application. This includes creating and modifying tables, queries, forms, reports, and preparing outputs ready for distribution, as well as learning to relate tables and retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.

 

 

 

 

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