ECDL

ECDL

START:
02/10/2016
DURATION:
20-40 hours per module

Address

UCLan Cyprus Campus, 7080 Pyla, Larnaka   View map

Categories

Short Courses

ECDL – EUROPEAN COMPUTER DRIVING LICENCE

The Institute of Professional Studies (IPS) is proud to announce the commencement of its ECDL Academy, through partnership with the Cyprus Computer Society. The agreement allows also the possibility to offer the ECDL in Russian for the Larnaka and Famagusta districts.

The ECDL is an internationally-recognized standard of competence, a widely acceptable certificate that asserts that the holder has the knowledge and skills needed to use the most common computer applications efficiently and productively in the workplace and at home.

The ECDL (ICDL) is the global standard in end-user computer skills, offering Candidates an internationally recognised certification that is supported by national governments, government departments, computer societies, international organisations and commercial corporations globally. 

It is the world’s largest end-user computer skills certification programme, with more than 7 million Candidates in 146 countries, a standard and open syllabus and tests available in more than 40 languages.

ECDL raises the level of IT and computer skills and allows Candidates to be more productive at home and at work. ECDL / ICDL also improves job prospects by providing an internationally recognized qualification.

With a superior Syllabus – uniquely validated to ensure that it is always relevant, up-to-date and meaningful – Candidates can be confident that the ECDL offers a certification of unrivaled quality.

In the competitive job market, IT and computing skills are increasingly required by all organizations independent of size and focus. Individuals applying for their first job; existing employees looking into enhancing their knowledge and skills to become more competitive or to plan a shift into their career do require the proof and certification of their competencies and skills.

The ECDL is designed to help people at work and at home. It will confirm to potential employers that the person has a professionally recognized, relevant and up-to-date qualification and it will assist in raising productivity and familiarity with the technology and its uses.

A candidate for a job will always be faced with the requirement to prove its IT and Computing skills, knowledge and competencies. Having the ECDL Certificate, the job-candidate has the sound and recognized proof that he/she has the level of competencies and skills required; thus increasing and enhancing the possibilities of employment.

Holding the ECDL Certificate individuals are assured that their skills and competencies are recognized all over Europe. The fact that the ECDL is a certificate designed by professionals and the fact that ECDL testing is carried out by the IT/Computing Professional Bodies gives to the certificate value and independence; characteristics that any IT Certificate must have.

The new ECDL is an update of the ECDL programme that focuses on currency and flexibility. New content has been added to the programme to ensure coverage of the digital skills and knowledge required now and in the future.
The structure of the programme now offers flexibility, allowing individuals and organisations to develop digital literacy, competence, and expertise in a way that is appropriate to them.Importantly, this new flexibility gives opportunities to not only engage with new candidates but to re-engage with existing candidates, as they pursue their goal of lifelong learning.
This is the 7-module certification that comprises of the four newly designed essential modules of ECDL Base (which certifies and individual’s digital literacy), plus three additional modules to develop and certify an individual’s digital competence.
In keeping with the established global standard, this certification retains its 7-module structure but allows candidates to choose modules that reflect their own needs.
4 Base Modules provided
  • Computer Essentials
  • Online Essentials
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets

3 Standard Modules provided

  • Presentation
  • Using Databases
  • Web Editing

Other standard Modules

  • Image Editing
  • Project Planning
  • IT Security
  • Online Collaboration
  • 2D CAD
  • Health Information System Usage