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What will I learn?

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is a relevant and internationally recognised qualification for computer users.

ECDL improves your understanding and efficient use of computers. This distance learning course open up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides.

The qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT. The ECDL is designed for novice and intermediate computer users. It assumes no prior expertise, and offers a flexible working programme.

New ECDL Essentials & Extra:

The new ECDL qualification can be broken down into two levels: ECDL Essentials and ECDL Extra. These can be taken individually to obtain single certificates, or together to achieve the overall ECDL qualification.

ECDL Essentials is a Level 1 ITQ Award and consists of modules 1, 2 & 7, which gains 12.5 performance points for schools.

ECDL Extra is a Level 2 ITQ Award and consists of modules 3, 4, 6 and the new Improving Productivity Using IT Module and gains 46 performance points for schools.

What do I need to know?


Awarding Body

The Chartered Institute of IT - BCS

Course info


Professional or Industry specific qualification

Study Hours

80 hour

Study mode




Total time for completion

No time limit

More info on price

Price includes VAT and instalments available

Who runs this course?



Distance Learning Courses Limited (t/a Distance Learning Centre ) is a leading supplier of distance learning courses in the UK and offer more than 250 distance learning courses covering a wide variety of subjects ranging from teaching assistant courses and health care courses to web design courses and A Level courses which you can study at your own pace from home or work. Our experienced staff are dedicated to the success of our students and will offer invaluable support every step of the way. Advantages of Distance Learning There are many advantages to Distance Learning, but the main advantages have to be cost and flexibility. With Distance Learning there is no need to attend a classroom

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