The online ECDL training course from Pitman Training South is designed for distance learning. The course offers the flexibility to train at a time, place and speed which suits you. When you gain an ECDL certificate, you will have an award that is recognised nationally and also internationally.
The Pitman Training ECDL course starts by giving learners some basic computer knowledge. It goes from there through areas such as word processing (Microsoft Word), spreadsheets (Microsoft Excel) and presentations (Microsoft PowerPoint).
Many hirers recognise and value an ECDL qualification. It shows that holders have an excellent all-round knowledge of using a computer for office computing tasks. These tasks might include recording, storing and sharing data. Skills such as these are essential for many office and admin duties.
On finishing training, students will be able to sit the ECDL tests in order to gain qualifications. These include – ECDL, ECDL Essentials (Level 1), ECDL Extra (Level 2) and ITQ.
Online ECDL Course Modules: –
- Introduction to IT fundamentals
- Basic security for computer users
- Skills and techniques for Word Processing – Microsoft Word
- Spreadsheets – Microsoft Excel
- Data storage and retrieval using databases – Microsoft Access
- Presentation skills – Microsoft Powerpoint
- Using email for communication and accessing the internet
This course aims to help users become comfortable working with a computer and to become familiar with computer software packages. These packages include Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access. The course aims to prepare users for ECDL exams and to provide all of the skills and information necessary to complete those exams successfully. When you pass these exams you will gain a computer IT qualification which will be useful for both career and personal purposes.
There are no specific skills needed to start a course. It is a basic course that aims to provide computer skills at a foundation level.
An ECDL qualification provides the IT skills necessary for many office roles and can often be used with other qualifications or experience to gain advantage when employing for office roles such as;
- Office Assistant
- Admin Assistant
- Secretary or Receptionist
- PA (Personal Assistant)
- VA (virtual assistant).
Some government and multi-nationals ask for job applicants, as a secretary or administrator for example, specifically to hold a ECDL qualification.
Having an ECDL qualification is a excellent start from which to progress on and work towards other IT qualifications. Perhaps a learner might discover an interest in database applications or software development and can move on to further study in these areas.