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ECDL Extra

ECDL Extra

The Brunel Business Life programme is now offering current Brunel Business School students  the chance to gain ECDL Extra awarded by The Chartered Institute for IT (BCS).

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the world’s number one IT user qualification – recognised and valued in workplaces around the globe as proof of competence in IT and regarded as the international benchmark in IT user competency.  It will improve basic IT skills, enhancing your chances of getting a job.

Having the ECDL qualification provides employers with evidence of your digital literacy and is increasingly becoming a requirement for some employers.

We offer a simple e-learning based programme where you can complete training at a time that is convenient anywhere you can logon and host invigilated module tests on campus, on varying dates over each academic year.

College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences (CBASS) is an approved ECDL Centre by the Chartered Institute for IT.

ECDL Extra Modules

ECDL Extra builds on your basic knowledge and experience to improve your understanding of computer applications (including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software).  It is BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills and accredited on the QCF - Full level 2 ITQ Certificate.

There are 4 mandatory units to 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 will also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.

Spreadsheet software

This ECDL unit helps you 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 you to this important means of business communication. Upon completion, you 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.

For more information please download the brochure.