ICDL Advanced

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Certification summary

ICDL (European Computer Driving License) is an internationally recognised qualification. The ICDL certification you get upon completing your test is accredited by BCS. ICDL is recognised globally by employers, as the benchmark in Digital & IT User skills.

The ICDL syllabus is designed and is suitable for beginner / novice computer users, meaning that anyone can take the course no matter your current skills or previous experience – making it a fantastic course for everyone.

The course is a complete study programme, designed to improve your computer skills and technical expertise to get you to a high standard in Computer literacy – ready for your future career. Students gain an extensive and thorough understanding of in demand and popular software programmes, and a firm grasp on how PC’s work!

Students will be awarded the Official BCS ICDL certification upon completion of the course.

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Course Summary

The ICDL Advanced course is a BCS L3 Certificate.

This qualification will gain you L3 credits in Word Processing, Databases, Spreadsheets, Presentations, and Improving Productivity using IT (A module that isn’t on any of our other courses available).

This course is recommended to those with IT knowledge as it is Level 3 – But you do not need prior qualifications to complete the course.

Careers and Jobs opportunities with the ICDL Certification:

This is a widely recognised qualification in the workplace and is becoming increasingly popular amongst both public and private sectors. Many organisations have recognised the Official BCS Accredited ICDL qualification as the computer literacy standard. including The Aviation Industry, the UK Prison Service, and the NHS.

Below are listed some of the industries and job opportunities that a certified ICDL candidate could enter.

• Healthcare
• PA/Office
• IT Trainer with Microsoft Office
• Bookkeeping
• Secretarial
• Aviation
• Financial Auditor
• Public Sector

Course Modules

The Database Module covers how to retrieve and manipulate information from databases, by using sort and query tools. This also includes preparing outputs ready for distribution, modifying, and creating tables, queries, forms, and reports. It enables students to understand how to use a database application and understand the main concepts of databases.

The Presentations Module covers how to modify and prepare presentations using various slide layouts for printed and display distribution, as well as other tasks such as creating, modifying, and formatting presentations and develop competence in using these presentation tools on a computer.

The Word Processing Module covers how to accomplish everyday Word Processing tasks associated with formatting, creating, and finishing small-sized documents such as letters and enables candidates to use a Word Processing application.

The Spreadsheets Module covers how to understand and accomplish tasks using formatting, modifying, developing, and using spreadsheets as well as developing the knowledge to create and formulate graphs and charts. This enables students to be able to demonstrate their ability to understand the concept of spreadsheets and their ability to use a spreadsheet application.

The Improving Productivity module, teaches learners about ways in which you can use Information Technology (IT) skills to improve productivity at work. The module shows how you can work more efficiently by planning the use of IT tools and systems, finding out if the tools or systems you had chosen were appropriate for achieving your goal, and then by finding solutions to work faster when using the same tools.


Course Options

IT User Skills

IT User Skills is a Level 1 ITQ Award (ICDL Essentials, which is designed as an Introduction to IT), consists of Modules 1, 2 and 7 with 9 Credits rewarded.

(Qualification Accreditation Number – 500/6226/8).

IT User Skills

IT User Skills Level 2 ITQ Certificate (ICDL Extra), consists of modules 3, 4, 6 and 8 (Improving Productivity Using IT) with 16 Credits rewarded.

This builds and helps students to improve their understanding of spreadsheets, presentation software packages, and word processing.

(Qualification Accreditation Number – 500/6242/6).

IT User Skills

Level 2 Certificate (ICDL Core) is a Level 2 Certificate Qualification, consisting of Modules 1 to 7 (Excluding the Productivity in IT module), with 25 Credits rewarded.

A wide variety of opportunities are opened to students through the broad range of skills that this qualification provides.

(Qualification Accreditation Number – 601/8240/4).

ICDL Core (7 Unit) ICDL Essentials (BCS L1 Award ICDL Extra (BCS L2 Certificate) ICDL Advanced (BCS L3 Certificate)
QAN: 601/8240/4
QAN: 500/6226/8
QAN: 500/6242/6
QAN: 500/6243/8
IT User Fundamentals (L1)
IT User Fundamentals (L1)
IT Security for Users (L1)
IT Security for Users (L1)
Using Internet & Email (L1)
Using Internet & Email (L1)
Word Processing (L2)
Word Processing (L2)
Word Processing (L2)
Databases (L2)
Databases (L2)
Databases (L2)
Spreadsheets (L2)
Spreadsheets (L2)
Spreadsheets (L2)
Presentations (L2)
Presentations (L2)
Presentations (L2)
Improving Productivity using IT (L3)