What is ECDL
The European Computer Driving Licence, or ECDL, establishes standards for everyone using a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It provides documentation to show that the holder can use a computer in practice and has some basic IT knowledge.
Started in Finland, ECDL is now recognised in 17 European Countries, as well as Canada and Australia. It is governed worldwide by the ECDL Foundation, which is based in Ireland. See the website at www.ecdl.ie.
The ECDL consists of the seven modules listed below. Individuals prove their proficiency by passing a test within each module and the corresponding skill is noted in their skills card. All tests are carried out using the Automated ECDL Testing System in the Computer Training Centre. An ECDL Certificate is awarded once all seven module tests have been passed successfully. With the exception of one theoretical module, (Module 1) the tests are task orientated. ECDL is currently being offered on a self study basis through your Blackboard account. All registered UCC student alread have a blackboard account. If you are a UCC staff member you can have an account set up for ECDL training, email email@example.com the subject ECDL Account Registration.
- Module 1 - Basic Concepts of Information Technology
- Module 2 - Using the Computer and Managing Files
- Module 3 - Word Processing
- Module 4 - Spreadsheets
- Module 5 - Databases/Filing Systems
- Module 6 - Presentation and Drawing
- Module 7 - Information Network Services
Completing ECDL in UCC
In order to complete the ECDL in UCC you need to follow the steps below: