Level 1 BCS Award in IT User Skills (ECDL Essentials)

Qualification Level 1 BCS Award in IT User Skills (ECDL Essentials)
Subject Area Community Learning
Attendance Part Time
Age Group(s) Adults

Course Content

The qualification is designed for a learner who is looking to gain an introduction to basic IT User Skills in order to progress to further training / learning. It is ideal for learners with little/no understanding in the use of IT and provides a learner with the skills and knowledge needed to continue to the next level of IT User Training or a non IT discipline where basic IT skills are required, such as administration.

ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) is the internationally recognised qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence in a wide range of computer skills.

This qualification is a combination of the modules listed below:

  • IT user fundamentals
  • Internet and email
  • Word processing
  • Spread sheet software
  • Presentation software
  • Database software
  • Online collaboration
  • Improving productivity
  • Project planning
  • IT security for users

Venue: Remote Delivery/ Face to Face Delivery/ Distance Learning Duration: 6 months Dates & Times: 1 day a week, 4.5 hours Cost: Free – Subject to eligibility

Course Outcomes

Level 1 BCS Award in IT User Skills (ECDL Essentials)


Learner Progression

This suite of qualifications gives learners the opportunity to:

  • Progress to employment;
  • prepare for employment;
  • Progress to further study;
  • Develop further or more advanced skills by completing another qualification within the suite which is either larger or at a higher level.

Entry Requirements

There are no prior requirements needed to start your studies. This qualification is for absolute beginners or those already working with computers.

Learners must be employed by organisations located in London.




There are no specific resource requirements for this qualification.

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