ECDL

The ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

This qualification accredited by BCS, the British Computer Society.  It is a worldwide qualification and often found in job advertisements as an indication of the knowledge level required.  It is highly regarded in the workplace and is available at various levels.  At Progression 2 we offer the qualifications at level 1 and level 2.  In the next academic year, 2020/21, following a review of the qualification we will also be offering the qualification at entry level again.

The ITQ Level 1 – Flexiqual

These are perfect for people who want to gain an overall knowledge of the products to start working in an office environment.  They offer basic knowledge in Microsoft products across the board and include the following elements: Word processing, Excel spreadsheets, PowerPoint presentations, IT Security and improving productivity. 

Each topic is studied as a module and at the end of the module you will undertake a mock exam and sample test.  This will identify you are ready to take the exam or identify a revision programme, before a reattempt.  On successful completion of a module you will move on to the next element in the learning programme through to completion of the qualification.

The ITC Level 2 – ECDL Extra

The ECDL is widely used in the workplace as proof of competent and efficient computer skills.  It takes you up to a good level of learning for use in many roles.  These courses and the qualification offer a higher level of understanding of the Microsoft products and you will study: Word processing, Excel Spreadsheets, PowerPoint Presentations, and improving productivity.

As with the level 1 units each topic is studied as a module and at the end of the module you will undertake a mock exam and sample test.  This will identify you are ready to take the exam or identify a revision programme, before a reattempt.  On successful completion of a module you will move on to the next element in the learning programme through to completion of the qualification.

Funded Learning

Funding is available for these units if your meet the criteria regulations.  In general, you must be able to attend the centre regularly, be a UK or EU citizen, have never undertaken similar learning at the same level and must be earning less than £16,000 per annum or in receipt of an approved benefit.  All of the regulations are checked, and must be evidenced, prior to the start of free learning.

Unfunded Learning

If you do not meet the funded criteria, you may purchase these courses direct.  Please see the price list for further details.