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European Computer Driving License (ECDL)

In today's job market, having good ICT skills can be the key to securing the job you want. UEL offers the ECDL, an accredited qualification that will give you the digital skills you need to succeed.

    Improve your IT skills for learning and employment

    The ECDL is free for all current UEL students and staff!* This qualification will give you the skills you need to aid you in your studies and wider work.

    • The ECDL is recognised around the globe.
    • Many employers ask for it.
    • The ECDL is an up to date and relevant qualification.
    • It proves to employers that you have solid foundation ICT skills.
    • Having an ECDL contributes towards your continuing professional development.

    *External candidates can take their ECDL with us but there is a charge for this.

    Introducing the ECDL

    We offer 5 ECDL modules

    Each module contains its own courseware, mock exam and certification exam. Click a module's name to learn more about it. You will gain your ECDL certification upon successful completion of all 5 ECDL modules.

    This module focuses on your ability to plan, evaluate and improve procedures involving the use of IT tools and systems in order to improve the productivity and efficiency of your work activities.
    This module covers the key skills needed to use presentation software (Microsoft PowerPoint):
    • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats
    • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity
    • Understand different presentation views and when to use them; choose different slide layouts and designs
    • Enter, edit, and format text in presentations
    • Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides
    • Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
    • Insert and edit pictures, images, and drawn objects
    • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations
    • Check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations
    This module covers the key skills needed to use spreadsheet software (Microsoft Excel):
    • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats
    • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity
    • Enter data into cells; use good practice in creating lists
    • Select, sort and copy, move and delete data
    • Edit rows and columns in a worksheet
    • Copy, move, delete, and appropriately rename worksheets
    • Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions; use good practice in formula creation; recognise error values in formulas
    • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet
    • Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
    • Adjust spreadsheet page settings
    • Check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets
    This module covers the key skills needed to use database software (Microsoft Access):
    • Understand what a database is and how it is organised and operated
    • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes
    • Create a table; define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table
    • Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database
    • Understand what a form is; create a form to enter, modify, and delete records and data in records
    • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution
    This module covers the key skills needed to use project management software (Microsoft Project):
    • Understand the key concepts relating to managing projects
    • Use a project management application to create a new project and maintain an existing project
    • Create and schedule tasks; add project constraints and deadlines
    • Assign costs; create and assign resources to tasks
    • View the critical path, monitor progress, and reschedule work
    • Prepare and print outputs, including charts and reports

    What you'll study

    The ECDL is available free of charge to all current UEL students and staff.

    If you don't study or work at UEL, you can still take your ECDL with us as an external candidate. There is a £500 charge to do this.

    Register now!

    We offer supported sessions to anyone studying for their ECDL at UEL. If you're interested in taking the ECDL, drop in at 1pm before the main session starts and we'll give you an introduction. We'll also take your details and register you with the British Computer Society (BCS) so that you can access the on-line learning resources.



    If you need support during your ECDL, or wish to take a certification exam, please attend one of these sessions. There's no need to book in advance, just turn up and we'll be happy to help!



    Please note:

    • There are no ECDL sessions running at Docklands Campus until further notice.
    • Inductions take place from 1 - 2pm before each session.
    • No Certification Test entry after 4:00pm.
    • Tests cannot be re-taken within the same 24 hour period.

    Docklands Campus

     Day

     Time

     Room

     Monday

     No session 

     No session

     Tuesday

     No session

     No session

     Wednesday

     No session

     No session

     Thursday

    No session

     No session

     Friday

     No session

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    Stratford Campus

     Day

     Time

     Room

     Monday

     1pm - 5pm

     CC.1.14

     Tuesday

     1pm - 5pm

     CC.1.14

     Wednesday

     1pm - 5pm

     CC.1.14

     Thursday

     1pm - 5pm

     CC.1.14

     Friday

     1pm - 5pm

     CC.1.14

    ECDL Session Timetable

    I’m a final year student and I need to complete my projects and presentations. ECDL has been a great, great help!
    Sajaan Ravji , BSc(hons) Computing and Business Information
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