European Computer Driving Licence - Extra ECDL

What is special about this course?

The ECDL Extra certificated by the BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT builds on basic knowledge and will improve your understanding of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software.

Entry requirements

You should be an experienced user of all elements of Microsoft Office or have completed Information and Communication Technology Level 5.

You study:

Word Processing: This unit develops your ability to create word-processed documents, entering text, editing and formatting work and using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish.  You'll also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.

Spreadsheet Software: This unit will help you develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets from entering data and formatting worksheets through to creating charts and producing high qualty documents.

Presentation Software: This unit introduces you to the important means of business communication.  Upon completion, you'll be capable of producing high quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects.

Improving Productivity Using IT: This unit looks at using tools to help save time and effort when producing word-processing documents, presentations and spreadsheets.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Distance learning
  • Flexible

How long will my course last?

120 Hours

Over 52 weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Perth College UHI

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

The course opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides and is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT.

Is there more information available online?

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