About the ECDL qualification

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What makes up the course?

BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills (QCF) 600/6943/0

  • Module 3 – Word processing
  • Module 4 – Presentations
  • Module 6 – Spreadsheets
  • Improving productivity

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What qualification will you get?

ECDL is awarded according to a four-tier grading structure, ranging from pass to distinction star:

  • Distinction* 58 points
  • Distinction 52 points
  • Merit 46 points
  • Pass 40 points

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What are the modules?

Word processing – Module 3

  • Creation of word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish, and effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.

Spreadsheet software – Module 4

  • Working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.

Presentation software – Module 6

  • Producing high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects.

Improving productivity using IT

  • This unit looks at using tools to save time and effort when producing word processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.

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What support and guidance will be available?

In order to help you pass each section, you will be provided with:

  • Online courseware (video tutorials for each unit).
  • Additional tutorials and resources to fill any gaps in your knowledge – these can be accessed via this site.
  • Practise papers.
  • Diagnostic tests (mock assessments).

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How will you be assessed?

  • Each test is 45 minutes long and is completed online
  • You will complete a practise paper first to see what your level of competence is already.
  • If necessary, you will complete an online tutorial to fill in any gaps in your knowledge and use additional resources both in school and at home.
  • You will then complete an online diagnostic test (mock exam) to see if you are ready to take the final assessment.
  • If you are, you will complete the assessment. Here, you will get immediate feedback as to whether you have passed.
  • If you are not, you will revisit the online tutorials to fill in any gaps in your knowledge before you take the final assessment.

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