ECDL for schools

Turn up the brightness in your class

The computing curriculum requires that every child leaves school digitally literate. ECDL has become an important building block, equipping students with the IT skills they need to thrive in the digital world, whether they’re pursuing further education or employment.

BCS have created an ECDL Qualification to meet the criteria set out by the Department of Education, which is graded and gains school performance points.

It’s proof of digital literacy

ECDL is a vocational qualification that teaches young people how to use IT software applications confidently and effectively. Its hands-on delivery engages with students at all levels - encouraging productivity, creativity and soft skills like communication and problem-solving across the curriculum.

The benefits

  • Flexible delivery and assessment entirely online
  • 120 guided learning hours (minimum for student with no previous experience)
  • Approved course material and diagnostic tests available
  • Students are assessed only when they are ready and they receive instant results
  • Automated marking, which frees up valuable teaching time

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Wyvern College case study

Wyvern College case study

Wyvern College secondary school students use their IT skills across all subjects.
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Sale Grammar School case study

Sale Grammar School case study

Year 9 students at Sale Grammar School gain Level 2 ECDL for Schools qualification.
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Qualification withdrawal
Please note that following a review of our qualifications portfolio, we will be withdrawing some of our qualifications between now and December 2018. Please click on the link below for information on the full list of qualifications that we are withdrawing. If you have any questions regarding the qualifications that are being withdrawn, then we are happy to discuss it with you. Full contact details can also be found by clicking the link.
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Can digital skills help with other subjects? Q&A with teachers and students from Wyvern College. Watch our bite size video clips to answer all your questions on ECDL.

Education Hub

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