Course

In London

£ 650 VAT inc.

Description

  • Type

    Course

  • Location

    London

  • Duration

    3 Months

Gain basic IT skills.
Suitable for: ECDL is designed specifically for those who wish to gain a benchmark qualification in basic IT skills to enable them to enhance their career prospects.

Facilities

Location

Start date

London
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Maryland House 329 - 333 High Street, Stratford, East London,E15 2tf, E15 2TF

Start date

On request

About this course

No prior knowledge of IT or computer skills is needed to study ECDL

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Course programme

ECDL

ECDL is designed specifically for those who wish to gain a benchmark qualification in basic IT skills to enable them to enhance their career prospects.

No prior knowledge of IT or computer skills is needed to study ECDL

Course Contents:

  • Module 1: Basic Concepts of IT
  • Module 2: Using the Computer and Managing Files
  • Module 3: Word Processing
  • Module 4: Spreadsheets
  • Module 5: Databases
  • Module 6: Presentations
  • Module 7: Information and Communication
  • Module 1:

    • Understand what hardware is, know about factors that affect computerperformance and know about peripheral devices.

    • Understand what software is and give examples of common applicationssoftware and operating system software.

    • Understand how information networks are used within computing, and beaware of the different options to connect to the Internet.

    • Understand what Information and Communication Technology (ICT) is and give examples of its practical applications in everyday life.

    • Understand health and safety and environmental issues in relation to using computers.

    • Recognize important security issues associated with using computers.

    • Recognize important legal issues in relation to copyright and data protection

    Module 2:

    Using the Computer and Managing File

    requires the candidate to demonstrate

    • Use the main features of the operating system including adjusting the main computer settings and using built-in help features.

    • Operate effectively around the computer desktop and work effectively in a graphical user environment.

    • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organize files and folders so that they are easy to identify and find.

    • Use utility software to compress and extract large files and use anti-virussoftware to protect against computer viruses.

    • Demonstrate the ability to use simple text editing and print tools availablewithin the operating system.

    Module 3:

    Word Processing requires the candidate to demonstrate the ability to use a word processing application to create everyday letters and documents.

    The candidate shall be able to:

    • Work with documents and save them in different file formats.

    • Choose built-in options such as the Help function to enhance productivity.

    • Create and edit small-sized word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute.

    • Apply different formats to documents to enhance them before distribution and recognize good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options.

    • Insert tables, images and drawn objects into documents.

    • Prepare documents for mail merge operations.

    • Adjust document page settings and check and correct spelling before finally printing documents.

    Module 4:

    Spreadsheets

    requires the candidate to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate an ability to use a spreadsheet to produce accurate work outputs.

    The candidate shall be able to:

    • 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 and 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 and recognize 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 and check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets.

    Module 5:

    Using Databases

    requires the candidate to understand the concept of a database and demonstrate competence in using a database.

    The candidates should be able to:

    • Understand what a database is and how it is organized 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 and create a form to enter, modify and delete records and data in records.

    • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution

    Module 6:

    Presentation

    requires the candidate to demonstrate competence in using presentation software.

    The candidates should be able to:

    • 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. Recognize good practise 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 and check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations.

    Module 7:

    Web Browsing and Communication

    is divided into two sections.

    The first section,

    Web Browsing, requires the candidate to know about the Internet and to use a web browsing application.

    The candidate shall be able to:

    • Understand what the Internet is and common terms associated with it. Be aware of some security considerations when using the Internet.

    • Accomplish everyday web browsing tasks including changing browser settings.

    • Search for information and complete and submit web-based forms.

    • Save web pages and download files from the web. Copy web content into adocument.

    The second section,

    Communication, requires the candidate to understand some of the concepts of electronic mail (e-mail) and know about other communication options.

    The candidate shall be able to:

    • Understand what e-mail is and know some advantages and disadvantages of its use. Be aware of other communication options.

    • Be aware of network etiquette and security considerations when using e-mail.

    • Create, spell check and send e-mail. Reply to and forward e-mail, handle file attachments and print an e-mail.

    • Be aware of ways to enhance productivity when working with e-mail software. Organize and manage e-mail.

    ECDL

    £ 650 VAT inc.