ECDL Essentials Exams - IT Level 1

The internationally recognised European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Essentials Award is a great introduction to IT. You’ll evidence the basics of using your computer, the internet and email safely.

Exam Information

In a world where technology is ever-growing and is used in every industry, it has never been more important to have IT skills. The internationally recognised European Computer Driving Licence Essentials (ECDL) is a great introduction to IT. ECDL Essentials Award will prove your competency in basics of using your computer, the internet and email safely.

Exam Modules

In order to achieve the ECDL Essentials Level 1 Award you will need to pass the below modules :

IT User Fundamentals

  • Using a variety of software’s and applications
  • Organise, store and access information on the desktop or in folders and files
  • Follow and understand the need for online safety
  • Carry out routine maintenance of IT systems, like updating your software and maintaining your drives and discs

Security for IT Users

  • create user accounts and passwords to protect your personal data on the web;
  • understand the risks of online communities and social networking;
  • understand different types of malware and what they can do to your computer;
  • prevent viruses getting onto your computer through spam email;
  • avoid online fraud, like phishing scams;
  • keep your network secure, especially when using wi-fi;
  • back up data and recognise different portable storage devices like USB sticks and recordable DVDs; and
  • understand how data protection laws work.

Using the Internet and Email

  • send, receive and organise emails using Microsoft Outlook Express;
  • use attachments;
  • manage an address book of contacts or distribution lists;
  • use instant messaging and internet conferencing;
  • plan your social life by using the internet and social media to find information, organise events and buy tickets;
  • use a search engine to find, bookmark, save and print information from websites;
  • buy and pay for goods safely on the web;
  • use the calendar and task manager in Outlook to plan events and manage your time and tasks;
  • download useful software and use the internet to transfer files legally and safely; and
  • how to be safe online

Qualification

Successful candidates will gain ECDL Essentials Award in IT User Skills (QCF) Level 1 qualification.

Duration

You will be required to take 3 exams and each exam will be 45 minutes long.
You are required to complete the exams within 2 months time.

Cost

BCS ECDL Essentials Level 1 Award qualification registration fee is £60
Exam fee: £36 for each exam (3 exams)
Diagnostic exam fee: £20 for each diagnostics (optional)

Enrolment

To find out more about this exam and to book an appointment with one of our advisers, please call us on 020 7354 5655.

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  • Cost:
    • BCS Registration - £60
    • Exams - £36 each
    • Diagnostic Exam - £20 each
  • Duration: 2 months
  • Enrolment: Rolling basis
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