ECDL Extra 

ECDL Extra builds on a learner’s basic knowledge and experience to improve their understanding of computer applications including word processing, spreadsheets and presentation software. ECDL Extra is accredited on both the QCF (England and Wales) and SCQF (Scotland) framework.
  • The units

    ECDL Extra 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.
    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.

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  • Information for centres

    ECDL LogoQualification Name:

    BCS Level 2 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Extra)


    QAN (Accreditation Number):

    Qualification Aim:
    The aim of this qualification is to recognise the application of a range of IT user skills and knowledge in the workplace, meeting employer workforce demands.

    ECDL Extra is a fixed combination, and promotes the efficient use of popular office application software including word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. The achievement can be used towards a flexible level 2 diploma or towards higher level qualification, such as a level 3 certificate or diploma.




    Facts and figures
    Accreditation number
    NQF level
    Guided learning hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT)
    LSC funding code 50062426
    Accredited for age groups Pre-16, 16-18, 18+
    Percentage to threshold 20% towards Level 1 / 2
    Credit value 16


    Unit titles:

    Mandatory units

    • Improving productivity using IT
    • Presentation software
    • Spreadsheet software
    • Word processing software



    Manual or automated testing options are available.


    Who is this qualification appropriate for?

    • Pre-16
    • 16-18
    • 18+
    • NEETs
    • ALR funding available

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