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ECDL Level 1

If you want to gain the confidence, basic skills and knowledge to use computers, then getting an ECDL qualification could be right for you. Not only will you get familiar with a whole range of common IT software packages, but the ECDL is also an internationally recognised qualification. This means when you're looking for work, now or in the future, having the ECDL on your CV will show that you have the computer skills some employers are looking for. Candidates choose 3 of the following units to make up the qualification:


Using email and the internet - Helps the learner understand how to use internet and email in a safe and secure way, explaining key terms and developing fundamental knowledge of computer security.

Word Processing - Helps the learner use a range of basic word processing software tools and techniques to produce appropriate, straightforward or routine documents

Spreadsheet software - Enables learners to use a range of basic spreadsheet software tools and techniques to produce spreadsheets

Presentation Software  - provides the skills to use a range of basic presentation software tools. Learners will be able to create text based or diagram based slide shows and lecture notes



How do I get started?

After each of these modules you will be tested on the skills you have learnt and use them to demonstrate your knowledge on the subject via an online test.

By the end of your course you will receive a level 1 certificate recognised by both public and private sector organisations.



The benefits of the ECDL qualification

  • ECDL lets you show your current employer or 'any future employer' that you have reached a recognised, international standard in IT.
  • ECDL is flexible. We'll work out with you the skills which you need to develop and then you can learn at a pace which suits you.
  • ECDL may help to fill in any gaps you feel you have in your IT skills, quickly and easily.
  • ECDL will help you to improve your IT skills and use IT more effectively in your home or workplace.
  • ECDL will help you to improve productivity using IT (a course that helps you choose the right software for a given task.)



There may also be funding available for you to get the course free of charge if:

  • You are out of work and claiming benefits
  • Have 5 GCSEs or less
  • You live in Congleton



About Us


Congleton Learning Centre is a community learning centre.
We are a UK online and learndirect Centre offering online learning programmes to adults. We offer free basic computer, numeracy and literacy courses


We also offer a full level 1 ECDL qualification



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