This qualification is specifically designed for learners who have good ICT skills, are currently working in an office environment, and are up-to-date with current versions of Microsoft Office. It's aimed at learners who require the accreditation for employment.
See our course listing for ICT for details of the days, times, locations and fees for these courses.
Length of course
6.75 hours a week for 8 weeks
You'll be required to attend 2 full day’s training per unit (9am to 4.30pm). Please note, lunch won't be provided.
You'll need to attend all 8 sessions.
To achieve the qualification you'll need to complete four modules:
- word processing
- spreadsheet software
- presentation software
- improving productivity using IT
On completion of the course, you'll receive an ECDL Extra Certificate which is a full Level 2 qualification.
The course is a natural progression from a Level 1 IT qualification, or for learners with existing IT skills who can successfully demonstrate their capabilities through a short, comprehensive assessment.
The cost of the course is £201.56 which includes all tuition, materials, and registration fees with the Awarding Body.
For details of how to pay and any fee reductions or remission that may apply, see our paying for a course page.
How to apply
You'll need to attend an initial assessment prior to enrolment to make sure you have the necessary entry skills to complete the course within the allocated time.
Give us a call to book an appointment.
What you can do next
You can continue with higher level qualifications, including the Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) (ITQ) (QCF) Level 3.
This course is ideal if you're looking to work in industry as it's accepted by employers and businesses as a measure of competence and proficiency in using a computer.
What our learners say
I feel the skills I have learned can be implemented straight away in my work and personal life and I feel much more competent and confident in my IT skills.
I would recommend this to anyone when trying to gain new skills to further their career.
I have started an apprenticeship and I am certain this course gave me an advantage.