Presentation on theme: "University of Bedfordshire offers ECDL to students"— Presentation transcript:
1 University of Bedfordshire offers ECDL to students Learning Resources Centre
2 What is ECDL? European Computer Driving Licence Outside Europe, it’s known as the ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence)World leading computer application skills certification programmeAn internationally recognised qualification, which confirms IT competence to potential employersFastest growing IT user qualification in the world – now available in 125 countriesCurrently has over 9 million candidates worldwide
3 For International Students The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) certificate can be awarded instead of the ECDLPlease tell us you would prefer to be awarded the ICDL when you registerIf you leave the UK before completing the 7 modules, we can issue you with a record of achievement (this may incur a small charge)
4 What’s in it for me?Builds your confidence in the use of a varied range of computer applicationsHelps you to use applications more efficientlyReduces your stress and frustration when using IT to complete your university assignmentsConfirms your IT competence to potential employersRequires no previous knowledge of IT
5 Single Qualification - 7 Modules Module 1 - Security for IT UsersModule 2 - IT User FundamentalsModule 3 - Word ProcessingModule 4 - SpreadsheetsModule 5 - Database SoftwareModule 6 - Presentation SoftwareModule 7 - Using and The InternetThe seven module ECDL maps to the international ICDL syllabus with the exception of Module 1 which has been designed to meet UK standards.
6 How long will it take?Average total study time is estimated by the British Computer Society to be around between 3-6 hours per moduleLearn online at your own paceTake the tests when you are ready3 years to complete the ECDL from the date of sitting your first test.If your degree programme finishes in less than 3 years, you can complete your tests at another test centre.
7 SupportThe ECDL course is primarily self study using an on line tutorialAdditional support will include:Supplementary material available on BREOCST workshops for Word, Excel and PowerPointDrop-in sessions and workshops for some modules will be provided if necessaryThe supplementary material available on BREO can also be issued as a library loan.
10 How much does ECDL Cost? The ECDL course fee is £120 which covers: Registration with the British Computer SocietyOnline tutorial7 practice tests7 testsSupport and trainingRe-sits are available for both the practice and actual test at a cost of £10 per test.
11 Taking testsTest dates and times will be scheduled on BREO – sign up to the one most suitable for youThe primary location for ECDL tests will be at the Luton campus LRC in Training Room 2 Level 0Tests can also be taken at Polhill and Oxford House.
12 Taking the TestsBefore sitting the actual test, you will need to sit a practice testEach test can take up to 45 minutesThe pass mark is 75%If you don’t get 75% for the practice test, we recommend you do NOT take the real test until you have had a chance to reviseMost people complete the practice tests and actual tests well before the 45 minutes allocated per test .
13 To Register Go to the Luton or Bedford LRC enquiry desks with: The £120 feeYour completed registration formYour signed learning agreementOnce you have been registered you will receive an detailing how to access the online tutorialOnce you have access to the online tutorial, you can start the course.
14 Any Questions? Contact us on: Useful links: Individual testimonials Employer testimonials What organisations have certified staff?Linda Martin or Rosa Ramos