Blackrock Education Centre

Training & Testing Materials

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Blackrock Education Centre

Kill Avenue
Dún Laoghaire
Co Dublin

Tel: (+ 353 1) 2 302 709
Fax: (+ 353 1) 2 301 624


Approved courseware material available for this provider:

Syllabus Versions
ECDL Adv V2.0 Y N N

Training for ECDL: A practical course in Windows XP and Office 2007

  • Book for ECDL syllabus 5 specific to the new BCS /ITQ awards

Advanced Training for ECDL - Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentations

  • Fully approved by the ECDL Foundation and the BCS
  • ECDL manual written by trainers for trainers
  • FREE tutor copy for a minimum order of 20 books
  • FREE online resources for tutors
  • User-friendly A4 large format pages.
  • Clear illustrations to mirror the view on the screen.
  • Fully indexed and comprehensively cross-referenced
  • 'Before You Begin' section for first-time users

Specifically written for the UK market addressing the BCS/ITQ syllabus "Training for ECDL" is fully indexed, comprehensively cross-referenced for related tasks and skills and features step-by-step instructions in all areas. A "Before You Begin" section has been further developed to assist absolute beginners to embark on the ECDL programme.

Trainers and students alike find the straightforward design and layout easy to follow and with its detailed step-by-step instructions, many candidates have qualified in ECDL using this manual as their sole resource.It has been highly praised by students and trainers alike for its clear and simple language and is fast becoming the popular choice on ECDL training courses in the UK, Ireland, South Africa, The Gulf States and The Far East.

60 files used in Training for ECDL are now available for trainers to download. These include Word documents, Excel spreadsheets, and Access databases. This is part of the Blackrock Education Centre commitment to educators.

See also the Advanced Training for ECDL manuals for syllabus 2 also available from Blackrock Education Centre. To help you decide if any of these manuals are for you, an Evaluation Pack extracted from the manuals is available online at

The successful style and content of Training for ECDL has been influenced by the knowledge and skills of Blackrock Education Centre's substantial pool of skilled educators. Their expertise in teacher-training and course development can be seen in their unique approach to ECDL. You can visit Blackrock Education Centre's main website at