Microsoft Office courses that can be taken alone or linked to the ECDL qualifications.
IT user fundamentals (Windows 7)
IT user fundamentals builds the learner’s confidence by teaching basic interaction with computers, from start-up, to productive use and basic computer housekeeping.
Using email and the internet (Outlook 2010 and Internet Explorer 10)
This unit helps the learner understand how to use the internet and email in a safe and secure way. It explains key terms and builds knowledge of the fundamentals of computer security and the use of the internet and email.
Security for IT users
The security for IT users unit provides the learner with an essential understanding of how to use a computer in a safe and secure manner, protecting their own data as well as that of other users.
Word processing (Word 2010)
This unit develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, and using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish.
The learner will also understand how to work more effectively using tools such as the spellchecker and mail merge.
Spreadsheet software (Excel 2010)
This ECDL unit helps learners to develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, through to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.
Presentation software (PowerPoint 2010)
The presentation software unit introduces the learner to this important means of business communication. Upon completion, learners will be capable of producing high-quality presentations using a variety of tools, including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
Database software (Access 2010)
This unit enables learners to understand some of the main concepts of databases and demonstrate the ability to use a database application. This includes creating and modifying tables, queries, forms, reports, and preparing outputs ready for distribution, as well as learning to relate tables and retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.
ECDL maps to the international ECDL syllabus, with the exception of ‘security for IT users’, which has been designed to meet UK standards.
To find out more about the ECDL qualification, visit the BCS website.