ECDL Level 1 Award Bridgend Training Course + Certification
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This ECDL qualification is a level 1 Award that introduces you to core IT user skills and applications commonly used in many businesses around the world. Completing this qualification will develop your understanding of these applications and teach you how to use the software efficiently.
The three units which are covered in this course are:
- Presentation software
- Spreadsheet software
- Word processing software
By completing this qualification, you will develop the IT user knowledge and skills you need to work productively in an administrative job role that requires the use of common IT software applications. You can expect to develop skills including:
- How to create and edit word processing documents.
- How to manipulate numerical data using spreadsheets.
- How to design and produce presentations to communicate information.
- Enter and Insert Information
- Edit Text
- Combine and Edit Information
- Formatting Paragraphs
- Formatting Characters
- Page Layout
- Checking Documents
- Spreadsheet Data and Structure
- Input Methods
- Create Spreadsheets
- Retrieve Spreadsheets
- Store Spreadsheets
- Enter and Insert Data
- Edit Data
- Summarise and Display Information
- Functions and Formulas
- Formatting Cells, Rows and Columns
- Creating and Editing Charts
- Page Layout
- Check Documents
- Understanding Presentation Software
- Input Methods
- Create a Presentation
- Retrieve a Presentation
- Store a Presentation
- Enter and Edit Information
- Combine and Edit Information
- Format Slides
- Check Presentations
- Print Presentations
Candidates attempt module tests of 45 minutes duration in the following subject areas:
- Word Processing
The certification tests allow candidates to carry out activities within the live application itself, whether that’s Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access, and the system then automatically judges whether they have achieved the required outcome. This immediately overcomes the limitations of questions based upon simulations or multiple-choice, and allows candidates to show their true knowledge and skills.
Mock/Diagnostic Assessments (optional)
Candidates have the choice to sit mock assessments in the following areas:
- Word Processing
Each mock assessment contains approximately 60 questions (will vary depending on the type of exam) and has no time limit. These online tests have a detailed “Results Page” that provides extensive feedback to the candidates on all incorrectly answered questions, including a suggested solution for each, which significantly enhances the learning effect of these tests.
This course includes:
- Training from a certified ECDL trainer
- Computer / Laptop to use for the duration of the course
- Detailed course notes
- Mock examinations for Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations
- Certification examinations for Word Processing, Spreadsheets and Presentations
- ECDL Level 1 certificate (on passing the exams)
Course Key Points
Duration: 4 days
Awarding Body: BCS
Practice Exam(s): Included
Type: Available as Classroom, Virtual Live and Onsite
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What Our Customers Say
Very good course, I enjoyed it! Course trainer Julie was, very friendly, very helpful, made the course fun putting us at ease with her encouragement lovely personality. I would recommend this course to anyone looking to build skills and confidence for a future in the workplace or office environment.
I attended a 4 day ECDL course through ReAct with NILC, calling to book the course with Karim who was so helpful, and attending the course I cannot thank Julie, my tutor, so much for the patience and explaining everything needed to pass.
Being out of work for the first time this is all new to me but NILC made every step from booking the course to attending at site and virtual, due to lockdown, so easy. I would recommend this company to anyone who is wanting to learn more.
This course was excellent, everything explained can not fault my trainer julie she was fantastic and also I would like to mention Karim who had guided me to pick the course best for me . I would totally recommend NILC for your training.
Our Bridgend Venue
NILC’s Bridgend training centre is conveniently located on Five Bells Road, which is a short walk/drive away from popular Bridgend amenities such as the town centre, South Wales Police Headquarters, Tesco Extra and Bridgend College. Our modern training venue is based on the first floor (above Cabo Roche) and is fully equipped with all the physical and IT equipment you need to be able learn in a comfortable environment. This includes:
- High speed fibre internet
- Audio and visual equipment
- Multiple training rooms
- Dedicated kitchen area
- Break out rooms and seating areas
- Natural daylight and good ventilation
Bridgend is a town in Glamorgan, South Wales. It is the principal town of the County Borough of Bridgend and has a population of around 40,000 people. Bridgend has developed from a small, vibrant market town to a major regional industrial and service centre. Bridgend’s position roughly 20 miles between Cardiff and Swansea has made it a popular dormitory settlement for commuters to both cities. Bridgend was perhaps most famously know as being the home to the Ford Motor Company engine plant (now closed), that was one of the area’s biggest employers, but it also used to have a significant presence by Japanese electronics giant Sony.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is the ECDL qualification?
ECDL is the first certification in personal computing skills to be recognised throughout the European Union. In fact, this certificate is globally recognised as the world’s leading computer skills certification because it proves that you have the competencies necessary to use a computer and to use common computer applications. As such, the ECDL course provides students with the necessary IT skills and abilities needed in a modern world. It will motivate further learning and allow you to build on your existing knowledge. Needless to say, it will also improve your employability prospects in a wide range of fields and industries.
What does ECDL stand for?
ECDL stands for European Computer Driving Licence. There is also an ICDL certification which stands for International Computer Driving Licence. However, except for the title, there is no difference between the two, it is just that non-European countries refer to this certification as ICDL, whilst European countries refer to it as ECDL.
Who should take ECDL qualifications?
As a course, ECDL is perfect for anyone wishing to gain a good basic understanding of computer use and the most common software packages such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. As well as this it will give you a basic understanding of IT security. It is ideal for those who are contemplating a career in administration and already have some IT experience, but it is also suitable for beginners.
Are there any sample exam papers?
Yes. As part of your ECDL training course with NILC you will be provided with sample tests for each module. These test are very similar to the certification examinations and provide a good benchmark to ensure to you ready to take the real examinations.
How can I take the ECDL course?
NILC offer all our ECDL courses as classroom courses either at one of our training locations or at your company premises, live-virtual training via Zoom or Teams, or online self-paced courses.
Are there any additional costs to the course price?
We included everything you need to become fully qualified at then end of taking one of our ECDL training courses. This includes a 4-day or 6-day training course (depending which level you take), course notes, practice examinations for each module and certification examinations for each module.
Are there any prerequisites for ECDL?
There are no formal prerequisites for the ECDL Level 1 course, however it is recommended you have some experience in using and navigating a computer and possess some keyboard and mouse skills. For Level 2 courses we would recommend learners are confident with all content covered in the Level 1 course.
Where do I sit the ECDL exams?
For classroom based courses you take your ECDL examinations in class during the course. For Virtual-Live courses you can take the exam online and will be invigilated by one of our proctors.
What jobs can I get with ECDL?
ECDL is a highly respected and sort after IT qualification and is useful for many job roles. Some of the most popular job roles which require this qualification are Office Administrator, Personal Assistant, Clerical Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Administration Assistant, Medical Secretary, Office Manager and Business Administrator.
What version are your ECDL courses?
All of NILC’s ECDL courses follow the latest syllabus and examinations are delivered on the most up to date software versions.
What happens if I fail an ECDL exam?
If you fail to pass one of the ECDL examinations, we will offer you support to give you the best opportunity to pass at the next attempt. Our high pass rates for both ECDL exams allows us to be confident that you will pass at the first attempt providing you complete, attend the course every day and participate in the training.
Do the ECDL qualifications expire?
The ECDL qualifications do not have an expiry date and never expire.
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All quoted prices are exclusive of VAT for consumers who pay no VAT or can recover VAT. The current rate of VAT is 20% for consumers that are required to pay VAT. All course bookings are subject to availability.