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ECDL Level 1 Award

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✓  Includes practice exams and certification exams

✓  High pass rates for Level 1, Level 2 and Level 3 exams

✓  Classroom based training with expert instructor

✓  ReAct Government Funded Accepted

Course Type



4 days





Course Information

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.

Word Processing

  • Enter and Insert Information
  • Edit Text
  • Combine and Edit Information
  • Formatting Paragraphs
  • Formatting Characters
  • Tables
  • Page Layout
  • Checking Documents
  • Printing


  • 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
  • Printing


  • 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

Certification Assessments

Candidates attempt module tests of 45 minutes duration in the following subject areas:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations

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
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations

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.

  • Day 1 – 09:15am – 16:30pm
  • Day 2 – 09:15am – 16:30pm
  • Day 3 – 09:15am – 16:30pm
  • Day 4 – 09:15am – 16:30pm

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)
  • Refreshments

Dates and Prices for ECDL Level 1 Award

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September 2, 2019 £650.00
October 7, 2019 £650.00
November 11, 2019 £650.00
December 16, 2019 £650.00

Please note all published 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 public classroom course bookings are subject to availability and minimum course numbers.

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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.