Flexible ECDL 

ECDL is now available as a flexible qualification, across QCF levels 1, 2 and 3 - enabling you to build ECDL qualifications around the needs of your learners. We've introduced several new units to give you more choice at all three levels. And, as you'd expect with ECDL, the new qualifications are Ofqual accredited and will attract funding. The below tabs give you the unit choices at each level. ECDL flexible qualifications form part of the ITQ framework.
  • Level 1 units

    Flexible ECDL - Level 1 units
    IT user fundamentals Builds the learner’s confidence by teaching basic interaction with computers, from start-up to productive use and basic computer housekeeping.
    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.
    Security for IT users Provides the learner with an essential understanding of how to use a computer in a safe and secure manner, protecting their own data as well as that of other users.
    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.
    Database software Introduces learners to basic database software tools, enabling them to enter information, set up single tables and retrieve information by running database queries.
    Using collaborative technologies Gives learners the skills to use tools and devices for collaborative work and communication, such as video conferencing and centralised depositories for documents.
    Improving productivity using IT Enables the learner to work more effectively with IT. As a result of reviewing their work, they will be able to identify and use automated methods or alternative ways of working to improve productivity.
     
    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
  • Level 2 units

    Flexible ECDL - Level 2 units
    Word processing Develops the learner’s ability to create word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish, and effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge.
    Spreadsheet software Helps the learner develop a working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high-quality documents.
    Presentation software Shows the learner how to produce high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects.
    Database software Looks at creating and modifying tables, queries, forms and reports, and preparing outputs ready for distribution, as well as learning to relate tables and retrieve and manipulate information using query and sort tools.
    Improving productivity using IT Enables the learner to work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using tools to save time and effort when producing word processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
    Project management software Shows learners how to use a wide range of project management software tools and techniques to input and edit information to support the planning and management of projects.
     
    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
  • Level 3 units

    Flexible ECDL - Level 3 units
    Word processing Examines the advanced features of word processing applications enabling learners to enhance their work, improve productivity and save time.
    Spreadsheet software Helps learners develop their spreadsheet skills to expert level and realise the full potential of the spreadsheet application to produce higher-quality management information.
    Presentation software A vital unit for learners who want to use advanced features to create high-impact presentations, and demonstrate expert presentation skills.
    Database software Helps the learner to get more from database applications, by using the many advanced tools available to better organise and manage information.
    Improving productivity using IT Enables the learner to work more effectively with IT. This unit looks at using tools to save time and effort when producing word processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
     
    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
  • Information for centres

    ECDL Flexible Award
    Level 1 Level 2
    QAN 601/0633/5 601/0634/7
    Minimum credit value 9 10
    Maximum credit value 12 15
    Mandatory unit N/A N/A
    Optional units
    Two thirds of optional unit credits at the level of the qualification
    Min 6 credits at level 1 Min 7 credits at level 2
    Guided learning hours 60-70 70-115
    Qualification review date 31/12/2018 31/07/2018

     

    ECDL Flexible Certificate
    Level 1 Level 2
    QAN 601/1236/0 601/1237/2
    Minimum credit value 13 16
    Maximum credit value 15 20
    Mandatory unit L1 Improving Productivity Using IT (3 credits) L2 Improving Productivity Using IT (4 credits)
    Optional units
    Two thirds of optional unit credits at the level of the qualification
    Min 4 credits at level 1 Min 6 credits at level 2
    Guided learning hours 90-110 120-155
    Qualification review date 31/12/2018 31/12/2018
     

     
    Unit credit values


    Credit value
    Unit Level 1 Level 2 Level 3
    Improving productivity using IT 3 4 5
    IT user fundamentals 3
    IT security for users 1
    Using the internet and email 5
    Using collaborative technologies 3
    Database software 3 4 6
    Presentation software 3 4 6
    Project management software
    4
    Spreadsheet software 3 4 6
    Word processing software 3 4 6
     

     
    Syllabus downloads:

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    Level 3


     
    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