European Computer Driving License Essentials

ECDL European Computer Driving Licence Course

Start your journey with this ECDL Essentials course in London. Benefit from basic steps to using computers and windows software. Gain expert tuition with full access to hands-on lab facilities (where applicable).

Also known as BCS Level 1 Certificate for IT Users, ECDL Essentials is the second of four stages leading to a full ECDL qualification – the other three stages are ECDL Entry Level 3ECDL Extra and ECDL Advanced.

The ECDL certificate (European Computer Driving License), is a globally recognised ICT and digital literacy certification. According to ECDL Foundation – the non-profit organisation that provides the qualification – the ECDL certification is recognised and supported by governments, computer societies, international organisations and commercial corporations.


On completion of this course you will be able to:

  • Understand the main concepts of IT
  • Know how to use the computer and manage files
  • Understand the basics of the Internet and e-mail
  • Know the purpose/structure/features and test arrangements for ECDL Essentials
  • Prepare and practise skills for the module tests
  • Take the tests for the ECDL Modules 1, 2 and 7

You will be learning the following modules on the ECDL Essentials course:

  • Security for IT Users
  • IT User Fundamentals
  • Using Email and the Internet

Per module, you will begin by learning via the online BCS Mosaic learning system. After completing the online material, you will complete paper mock exams and sample tests given by your tutor to check areas of weakness after which you will proceed to an online BCS assessment and the final BCS exam. This process repeats for each module on the course and allows for a thorough evaluation of your skills and knowledge as you progress to achieving your final qualification and certification.

Taking this course counts towards the following qualifications:

  • The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)
  • ITQ

42 – 150 hours working at your own pace


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