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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).  Candidates who successfully pass all 4 modules are awarded the ECDL Expert certificate and will be eligible to become an associate member of the BCS (British Computer Society) and entitled to put the post-nominals AMBCS.


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