European-International Computer Driving License

The ECDL - EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE - is an internationally-recognized standard of competence, a widely acceptable certificate that asserts that the holder has the knowledge and skills needed to use the most common computer applications efficiently and productively in the workplace and at home.

 

The ECDL - EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE, known as the ICDL - INTERNATIONAL COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE outside Europe, is the global standard in end-user computer skills, offering Candidates an internationally recognized certification that is supported by national governments, government departments, computer societies, international organizations and commercial corporations globally. ECDL / ICDL raises the level of IT and computer skills and allows Candidates to be more productive at home and at work. ECDL / ICDL also improve job prospects by providing an internationally recognized qualification.

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What are the benefits of ECDL

For the individual?

ECDL is designed to help people at work and at home. It will confirm to potential employers that the person has a professionally recognized, relevant and up-to-date qualification and it will assist in raising productivity and familiarity with the technology and its uses.

 

...for the employer?

ECDL helps provide proof of competency in the computer skills of potential employees. Similarly, a company looking to train up its workforce will want to ensure that the money they spend on training courses is going to be well spent. This can be achieved if organizations seek training provision through Accredited ECDL Training Centers.

 

...for the training provider?

Colleges and other training providers are well aware of the importance of Information Technology to the world of work and businesses - and increasingly, to the individual in their day-to-day life. Indeed, many courses already incorporate significant elements of the teaching of basic and advanced computer skills - but there is no widely accepted qualification.

 

Now, a Europe-wide recognized qualification - the European Computer Driving License - is set to meet these needs.


THE NEW ECDL STRUCTURE

Having been established as the international standard for ICT skills certification and after 16 years since its successful introduction, the ECDL is now changing to become more relevant, flexible and current. Building on years of experience and implementing suggestions of international experts, ECDL licensee’s worldwide, organizations and companies, the ECDL Foundation has just launched the NEW ECDL.

 

What is Changing?

The new ECDL is an update of the ECDL program that focuses on flexibility. New content has been added to the program to ensure coverage of the digital skills and knowledge required now and in the future.
 
The well-known ECDL Core program is now replaced by the ECDL Standard. To ensure continuity, the concept of the seven modules is maintained. However, the new structure allows the candidate to select from a list of elective modules three of the seven modules.
 
As part of the new structure the

  1. ECDL Core Modules 1 (Basic Concepts of IT), Module 2 (Using the Computer and Managing Files) are replaced by the new module Computer Essentials. 
  2. The ECDL Core Module 7 (Information and Communication) is replaced by the new module Online Essentials.
     

As of 1st September 2013, ALL NEW CANDIDATES will be registered for ECDL Standard only.

 

ECDL Standard

This is the 7-module certification that comprises of the four newly designed essential modules of ECDL Base (which certifies and individual’s digital literacy), plus three additional modules to develop and certify an individual’s digital competence. In keeping with the established global standard, this certification retains its 7-module structure but allows candidates to choose modules that reflect their own needs.

 

To achieve the ECDL Standard certification, candidates can choose those three additional modules that best meet their requirements from the following list:

 

 

 

ECDL Base

ECDL Base is a certification of an individual’s digital literacy. It consists of four modules that cover key ICT skills and knowledge areas and are mandatory for all candidates. These four essential modules are:

  1. COMPUTER ESSENTIALS - essential knowledge and skills relating to the use of computers and devices. This module replaces the ECDL Core Modules and 1 and 2 and includes new content. 

  2. ONLINE ESSENTIALS - knowledge and skills underpinning the use of the Internet to identify and retrieve information, to engage in online activities, and to communicate effectively. This module replaces the ECDL Core Module 7 and includes new content.

  3. WORD PROCESSING - skills related to working with text in a word processing application. There is no change in the content/syllabus of this module.

  4. SPREADSHEETS - skills related to working with numbers in a spreadsheet application. There is no change in the content/syllabus of this module.

 

 

 


ECDL Products Syllabi

Title Description File Size
Syllabus ECDL Core Version 5.0 Latest ECDL Core Syllabus Version 5.0 170KB


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What is E-Citizen?

E-Citizen is a brand new qualification from the ECDL family.  It is aimed at those who have some computer knowledge but are using the Internet on a very limited basis or not at all.


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You may click on ECDL e-Citizen to download the latest version of the syllabus

What Will I Learn?

This programme is divided into 3 blocks:In Block 1 you will learn about the computer hardware and software, how to use the desktop, scroll bars and dialog boxes, how to use files and folders, create, edit, save and print documents and learn the basic principles of the Internet and email.
 

In Block 2 you will learn about computer viruses, virus protection, firewalls, parental control, data security and other potential risks.  Then you will browse the internet for information in areas such as news, government, travel, employment and health. You will also learn how to use bookmarks, save and print web pages.

In Block 3 you will use the skills that you have acquired throughout the course to carry out day-to-day tasks online such as paying bills, buying a CD, making a holiday reservation, completing a job application or taking part in a discussion group.  You will also look at some of the risks associated with the Internet such as credit card fraud and take precautionary steps to avoid it.

What Materials Will I Use?

You will be given a student workbook, which describes in detail how to carry out each task, you will then carry out a series of tasks via email and the Internet.


Testing

Competency in each module is tested via computer-based assessment under exam conditions. Once a candidate is registered at our audited Testing Center, a logbook listing all 7 modules is issued. As the candidates pass each module, a representative of our accredited testing center will sign the logbook. The modules may be taken in any order and over any period of time up to three years - even all at once - offering maximum flexibility. After completion of all 7 modules, the logbook is exchanged for a certificate. For more details of costs (logbook and tests) as well as for a schedule of exams please call Mrs. Sofia Papatheodoulou,Training Manager at 22.713.000 or email us at  training@euc.ac.cy.


How to Register

To register for any of the above modules use the information given on our Schedule of Classes to identify the course you require, and then simply fill up our Online Enrollment Form or download our PDF enrollment form and fax it to 22.662.051 or call Mrs. Sofia Papatheodoulou, Training Manager on 22.713.000 to reserve a place. Completed registration form should reach EUC at least 5 working days before the commencing of the seminar. A partial payment of 35% should be included with the registration form.

EUC Continuing Education Center reserves the right to reschedule or cancel classes if minimum enrollments are not met.    

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