Adult Skills and Community Learning

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.

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.

Course content

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.

Entry requirements

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.

Course fees

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 book a pre-course assessment before you can start the course, to make sure you have the necessary entry skills to complete the course within the allocated time.

At the appointment you'll be able to discuss your needs with one of our tutors and will also complete a short IT skills assessment. Assessments take place at Wellington House in Barnsley town centre and last about 45 minutes.

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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.
    ICT course adult learner
  • I would recommend this to anyone when trying to gain new skills to further their career.
    ICT course adult learner
  • I have started an apprenticeship and I am certain this course gave me an advantage.
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