European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL Advanced and Extra)

The Advanced Level 3 ECDL (European Computer Driving License) at Runshaw College offers you the chance to gain a globally recognised IT qualification. Valued by employers, the qualification aims to help you communicate more effectively and access information easily, whilst providing an opportunity to enhance your employability.

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Attendance Pattern
    • Study Mode
      Full Time
    • Course Location
      Langdale Road, Leyland
    • Age Group
      School Leavers (16-18)
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  • Overview

    ECDL is regarded by employers across the globe as a benchmark for IT competence and will improve your employment prospects:

    • It allows you to prove your IT skills which can help you find a job or progress your career
    • It builds your confidence in using computers
    • It will improve your study skills by making you more efficient and productive


    This course is made up of a total of 5 modules, including the four core modules of Word processing, Spreadsheet software, Presentation software and Database software all of which use the familiar Microsoft Office software. You will learn how to use these applications effectively for the production of professional documents for use in a college, university or work situation. The fifth and final module covers Improving productivity using IT and is a work based scenario designed mainly around one of the core module applications.

  • Entry Requirements

    For our A Level programme our entry requirements are a minimum of 5x Grade 5.

    *Please note that A Level English requires a Level 6 in GCSE English

    *Please note that A Level Maths requires a Level 6 in GCSE Maths

    *Please note that A Level Sciences require a Level 6 in GCSE Maths and Science

  • How will I be assessed?

    100% practical exams

  • Progression Pathway

    You will be able to complete the ECDL in one academic year and modules will be assessed through a series of practical skills test with no coursework requirements. With the restructure of UCAS points for 2017 the ECDL Advanced will be worth 24 points, with a grade A at AS Level carrying 20 points.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.