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IT Accreditation (ECDL)

Queen's Student

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is an internationally recognised qualification.  Queen's University is an accredited ECDL test centre, operated by the IT Training and Assessment Unit, and offers ECDL and ECDL Advanced to current staff and students. 

ECDL: There are 7 ECDL modules and the ECDL qualification is awarded on the successful completion of all modules:

  • IT Security for Users
  • Using the Computer and Managing Files/IT User Fundamentals
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Presentations
  • Web Browsing and Communication/Using the Internet and Email


ECDL Advanced
: The ECDL Advanced is a higher level qualification with 4 modules:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database
  • Presentations


A separate certificate is awarded for successfully passing a test for each module (you do not need to take all 4 modules). 

Note: The full syllabus for ECDL and ECDL Advanced can be found in the Support section.