ECDL for learners

It's what employers want

Employers need people who can contribute to achieving goals in the most efficient and productive way. ECDL gives you the computer skills to do this. That’s why it is recognised and valued by companies around the world as the benchmark in IT user competence. Over 2 million people have taken ECDL in the UK alone.

What learners say about ECDL

"I’ve worked with computers virtually all my working life, but I’ve had no formal training, so that’s what I was looking for with the ECDL. It’s a qualification that’s well recognised by employers and that’s what I wanted; it’s important to me that it’s recognised."
Gordon Dawkes

"If I had to use three words to describe the ECDL they’d be confidence, knowledge and understanding; I’ve got a much deeper understanding of computers now."
Heidi Purves

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Learner brochure

Using a computer effectively is now an essential skill - at home, at college, at university or at work.
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Learner video case study
Hear what other learners think of ECDL.

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 If you have any questions regarding the qualifications that are being withdrawn, then we are happy to discuss it with you.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.
Changes to our qualifications portfolio

Find a BCS centre

Locate your nearest training centre
Use our find a centre tool to locate one of our 1500 centres. All our centres are BCS approved, so you can be assured they're using competent tutors, comprehensive learning materials and approved syllabus, all in a highly effective learning environment.

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BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the only ECDL licensee in the UK. We are approved by the ECDL Foundation to operate in the UK, Falkland Isles, Jersey, Gibraltar, Guernsey, Isle of Man, and Tristan da Cunha.