Entry Requirements

This course is open to those who have completed a suitable level of education or students who have completed the Introduction to IT Skills course at the centre or an equivalent QQI Level 3 IT Skills course.

Course Duration

The duration of the course is flexible depending on individual student needs and abilities.


On completion of this course students may continue their studies at the training centre by choosing to undertake our course in Web Design or Computer Maintenance at QQI Level 5.

Course Description

The New ECDL is a means of indicating that you have acquired the basic skills to use a computer in a wide variety of modules, each module provides a practical programme of up-todate skills and knowledge areas, which are validated by a test.
Our training centre is an ECDL approved training centre using computer based testing to assess candidates.
The software used in this course is Microsoft Office 2010 for Word, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Database.
The Open Source software GIMP2 is used for the Image Editing module and Microsoft Movie Maker is used for the Digital Media Technology module as well as working with online social networks such as Facebook is part of the course.

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Modules Studied

Computer Essentials
Online Essentials
Word Processing
Using Databases
Image Editing
Digital Media Technology
Personal and Interpersonal Development
Work Experience

Extra Curricular Activities