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ECDL - Level 3 (Certificate)

Course aims

To gain the skills and experience of using common office IT Applications at an advanced level to meet the needs of employers. Employers are always on the lookout people with practical, work-ready skills who can add value to their business from day one. So, if you are thinking of a career in Office Administration, or are already there but would like to progress to the next stage, the ECDL Advanced could be the ideal training and accreditation for you.

You’ll learn a wide range of essential IT skills to an advanced level which will make you stand out from the crowd and kick start your career.

Course length

120 hours. Usually 30 weekly sessions of 4 hours.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for the competent and confident IT users. Candidates will have completed ECDL Level 2 (or equivalent) and have demonstrated the ability to study these subjects at a higher level. Candidates will have to prove suitability for the course by passing a demanding initial assessment.

Will I gain any qualifications?

Yes - Successful candidates will receive a BCS Level 3 ECDL Flexiqual Certificate.

Do I need any prior knowledge, skills or qualifications?

You will need at least Level 2 written English and have experience of and qualifications in IT at Level 2. If you have obtained any QCF IT qualifications in the last three years, it may be possible to get credit for those qualifications which may help you to complete quicker.

Course content

By the end learners will be able to use the following Microsoft Office software at an advanced level:

  • Improving Productivity Unit (Level 3) which is Mandatory
  • Word Processing (Level 3)
  • Presentation Software (Level 3)
  • Databases Software (Level 2)
  • Spreadsheet Software (Level 2)

It may be possible to complete Databases and Spreadsheets units at Level 3.

What could this course lead to?

This qualification will improve your job prospects if you wish to work in an office environment in a role that requires advanced IT skills. Potential starting salaries in technology £29,000+. Source: The Times Top 100 employers 2019.

How will I learn?

In a dedicated IT classroom using written course materials and online learning resources. There will be group discussions, tutor-led demonstrations, tutorials, small groups, individual and peer teaching. You will need to have Internet access at home to use learning resources and access to Microsoft Office 2016 software to support your learning. You will be assessed by an online test for each of the units.

What materials or equipment will I need to provide?

You will need a pen, notepad, and a folder to store hand-outs and completed exercises. Access to a computer or any other IT device outside the classroom will be useful.

What we require of you as a learner?

To achieve success on the course you will need to attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance. You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.

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Contact details

John Higgins | Subject Leader
T: 0121 675 5921

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