ECDL Modules

ECDL – Essential Certificate – 4 Modules

Computer Essentials

Online Essentials

Word Processing

Spreadsheets

4 Module Tests

 

New ECDL Certificate – 7 Modules

Computer Essentials

Online Essentials

Word Processing

Spreadsheets

Databases

Presentations

Online Collaboration

7 Module Tests

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
  • Start up and shut down a computer.
  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.
  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.
  • Create a simple document and print an output.
  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.
  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.
  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network.
  • Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data.
  • Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health.

Module 2:  Online Essentials

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand web browsing and online security concepts.
  • Use the web browser and manage browser settings, bookmarks, and web outputs.
  • Search effectively for online information and critically evaluate web content.
  • Understand key copyright and data protection issues.
  • Understand concepts of online communities, communications and email.
  • Send, receive e-mails and manage email settings.
  • Organise and search emails and use calendars.

Module 3:  Online Collaboration

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand the key concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing.
  • Set up accounts to prepare for online collaboration.
  • Use online storage and web-based productivity applications to collaborate.
  • Use online and mobile calendars to manage and plan activities.
  • Collaborate and interact using social networks, blogs, and wikis.
  • Schedule and host online meetings and use online learning environments.
  • Understand key mobile technology concepts and use features such as e-mail, applications, and synchronisation.

Module 4:  Word Processing

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Work with documents and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function to enhance productivity
  • Create and edit small-sized word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute
  • Apply different formats to documents to enhance them before distribution and recognise good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options
  • Insert tables, images and drawn objects into documents
  • Prepare documents for mail merge operations
  • Adjust document page settings and check and correct spelling before finally printing documents

Module 5:  Spreadsheets

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity
  • Enter data into cells and use good practice in creating lists. Select, sort and copy, move and delete data
  • Edit rows and columns in a worksheet. Copy, move, delete and appropriately rename worksheets
  • Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions. Use good practice in formula creation and recognise error values in formulas
  • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Adjust spreadsheet page settings and check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets

Module 6:  Databases

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised and operated
  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes
  • Create a table, define and modify fields and their properties; enter and edit data in a table
  • Sort and filter a table or form; create, modify and run queries to retrieve specific information from a database
  • Understand what a form is and create a form to enter, modify and delete records and data in records
  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for distribution

Module 7:  Presentations

Completing this ECDL Module enables learners to demonstrate they have the knowledge and skills to:

  • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them, choose different slide layouts and designs
  • Enter, edit and format text in presentations. Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides
  • Choose, create and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Insert and edit pictures, images and drawn objects
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations and check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations.