Study for an internationally recognised qualification and demonstrate your competence in computer skills - The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). This ECDL Essentials course will help you gain valuable skills in computer basics, using the internet, email and file management.

Attendance is weekly for 3 hours. You can start the course at any time and will be given up to nine months to complete it.

Entry Requirements

You will have an initial telephone conversation with a course tutor who will then determine the correct level of qualification for you. We will ensure you study the correct level and units to meet your individual learning needs. You can join one of the ECDL classes at any time, following discussion with the tutor you will be given a start date.

Teaching & Learning

You will attend weekly classroom sessions supported by the tutor who will demonstrate techniques as required throughout the course. You will be provided with all of the learning materials for the course. In some cases there will be the flexibility to study from home some of the time. You will be expected to do an additional two hours a week of study outside of the classroom.

Progression Routes

On successful achievement of your qualification you may have the opportunity to progress to the next level. Your tutor will discuss this with you. Courses are available up to level 3.

Fee Information

To be eligible for government funded subsidised fees for this course you must:

  • Be aged 19 or over as at 31 August 2018
  • Lived in the UK/EEA for the last 3 years
  • Must currently reside in England

You could be eligible for up to 100% reduction in published fees, dependent on the level of the qualification that you choose.  This will be discussed with you when you apply.

If you are not eligible for the 100% Fee remission, you will be required to pay the standard costs, or in the case of Level 3, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan.

You might be able to apply for Discretionary Support Funds to help support these costs, please enquire at the time of Application.

Available Courses