• Part-Time Evening
  • 1 year
  • Computing and IT
  • SCQF Level 5

ICDL EXTRA ONLINE

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Intro to the course:

IT skills a little rusty?  Are you looking to explore Microsoft Applications:  Word, Excel, PowerPoint?  Do you use these applications and are now looking for ways to improve your productivity at work or home?  

With the demand for digitally literate employees, all adults regardless of age or ability can now access qualifications. If you are feeling left behind, are looking to update your IT skills, or are thinking of making a career change, taking this recognised BCS qualification is a great way to update your skills and give yourself a head start in the jobs market.

This is an internationally recognised IT qualification, ICDL Extra (previously known as ECDL).  You will be introduced to these Microsoft Office applications using interactive online materials and you will learn how to plan, evaluate and improve procedures involving the use of IT tools and systems to improve the productivity and efficiency of work activities. This course will help you grow in confidence and unlock the full potential of your computer and may provide a range of job opportunities across various sectors. 

Achievement of this qualification demonstrates competent and efficient computer skills. ICDL is recognised by employers across the globe as the benchmark in digital and IT user skills. It is the world's number one IT user qualification.

Check out the short videos on the BCS website highlighting how much is possible when you're inspired and motivated by digital learning. 

https://www.bcs.org/qualifications-and-certifications/digital-literacy-qualifications

Qualification
SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Part-Time Evening

Start date
03/09/2024

Who is the course for?

This course is suitable for anyone wishing to learn online and to enhance their skills in using Microsoft Office.

What will I study?

This is a fully interactive online course following 2 2hr inductions and 4 one hour online tutor workshops available.  You can do all, or some of the units.

 The four units include:

  •  word processing 
  • spreadsheets 
  • presentations 
  • improving productivity using IT

Next step course options

Advanced ICDL (previously ECDL) 

Successful completion may also give you access to a range of higher level courses

How will I be assessed?

Observed online assessments in College, Tuesday evening (dates by arrangement) 

Why should I choose this course?

For those with little or no digital skills, learn how to use technology for work safely, gain new skills and build your confidence to be able to work effectively in a digital age of work. Boost your chances in the job market by achieving a recognised qualification, that proves your knowledge and digital competence to current and prospective employers. 

Through our progression route of learning you can aspire to a better career and secure your place in the changing digital workplace.

Where can this course lead?

This course will help you grow in confidence and unlock the full potential of your computer and may provide a range of job opportunities across various sectors. Achievement of this qualification demonstrates competent and efficient computer skills.

ICDL is recognised by employers across the globe as the benchmark in digital and IT user skills. It is the world's number one IT user qualification.

What are the entry requirements?

An interest in IT /  Microsoft Office packages with the ability to undertake training online

What are the interview arrangements?

No interview

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for evening:

This course is eligible for:
- ITA approved

Find out more about Individual Training Accounts (ITA): https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

Find out more about Part-Time Fee Grants (PFGs): https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

Other information:

Attendance is college is required for all 4 assessments.   The cost of this online course is £320 and includes BCS registration. certification, 4 practice tests, 4 assessments and all course materials, and access to tutor support. 


Evening course: Online course - with 4 assessments undertaken in College

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Study mode Part-Time Evening Start date 03/09/2024 Duration 1 year
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