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ECDL Extra

The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) is the world’s number one IT user qualification.

Recognised and valued in workplaces around the globe as an international benchmark of competency in IT, it will improve basic IT skills, enhancing your chances of getting a job.

Brunel Business Life now offers current Brunel Business School students the chance to gain the ECDL Extra awarded by The Chartered Institute for IT (also known as the British Computer Society). 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 programme so you can complete training at a time that is convenient to you. You can log on anywhere on campus on scheduled dates throughtout the academic year when invigilated module tests are hosted.

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

ECDL Extra modules

ECDL Extra builds on your basic knowledge and experience to improve your understanding of computer applications (including word processing and spreadsheet and presentation software). It is equivalent to the BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills and accredited on the Qualifications and Credit Framework as a Full Level 2 ITQ Certificate.

Word Processing

Improve 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 spell checker and mail merge.

Spreadsheet software

Develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, through to creating charts and producing high quality documents.

Presentation software

Finesse your knowledge of using 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 ECDL Digital skills to get ahead