The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)


The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is the internationally recognised qualification for computer users. ECDL improves learners’ understanding of computers and promotes efficient use of software. The course opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides. The qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT.


The 7 Units of ECDL

ECDL consists of 7 units, a mixture of Level 1 and Level 2 units.

​Units 1, 2 and 7 are Level 1 units.

The remaining units are all Level 2.


Unit One: Security for IT Users

Provides essential understanding of how to use a computer in a safe and secure manner, protecting your own data, as well as that of other users.

Unit Two: IT Users Fundamentals

Build your confidence, learn basic computer skills, from start-up, to productive use and basic computer housekeeping.

Unit Three: Word Processing

Develop your ability to create word-processed documents: entering tests, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish. You will also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merger.

Unit Four: Spreadsheet Software

Develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, creating charts and producing high quality documents. 

Unit Five: Database Software

Understanding the main concepts of databases, demonstrating the ability to use a database application, including creating and modifying tables, queries, forms, reports and preparing outputs ready for distribution, as well as learning to relate tables and retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.

Unit Six: Presentation Software

Introduces the importance of business communication. Upon completion, you will be capable of producing high-quality presentations using a variety of tools, including charts, graphs and drawn objects.

Unit Seven: Using Email and The Internet

Understand how to use the internet and emails in a safe and secure way. This unit explains key terms and builds knowledge of the fundamentals of computer security and use of the internet and emails.


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