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ECDL, Digital Skills and Computer and Online Basics. IT user qualifications that will help to improve your students digital skills. Become an approved training centre with …

ECDL, Digital Skills and Computer and Online Basics. IT user qualifications that will help to improve your students digital skills. Become an approved training centre with
BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, the awarding body with a global reputation for setting the standards in IT excellence.
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  • 1. ECDL Delivering employability skills bcs.org/ecdl/centres
  • 2. ‘We see ECDL as the market leader in IT user training. It covers every application you need, to get on in today’s working environment, and the three levels cater for the different types of learner who visit our centres.’ Jayne Railton Senior Performance Manager Potential4Skills ECDL: the global standard in IT user skills Digital literacy is now vital for progression in the 21st century. Essential services are increasingly being moved online and over 90% of the UK’s job adverts are requesting digitally literate applicants1, as businesses become dependent on IT and require employees who can contribute to achieving business goals in the most efficient and productive manner. Flexible and relevant ECDL is flexible, allowing you to build qualifications around the specific needs of your learners, across QCF levels 1, 2 and 3. From using email and the internet, to word processing and presentation software, you can choose from a comprehensive portfolio of ECDL units to deliver the skills your learners require, at a competency level that’s appropriate. ECDL from BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, equips your learners with the skills, as well as the confidence, to use a computer effectively – boosting their chances of success in the job market and enabling them to fully interact in our digital society. BCS is the sole licensed body for ECDL in the UK and our ECDL qualifications are accredited and attract funding. With the growth of IT apprenticeships, Adult Learner Responsive (ALR) funding, and the increasing requirement from employers for IT proficient employees, there has never been a better time to offer ECDL and tap into its valuable revenue stream. Tried, tested and trusted ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) is the world's number one IT user qualification and the benchmark for digital literacy in educational systems around the globe. ECDL programmes have been delivered to more than 13 million people; learners of all ages across 148 countries. Over 2.5 million people in the UK alone have taken ECDL since 1997. As a result ECDL is now widely acknowledged by employers as proof of competence when using IT, making it a valuable credential on any learner’s CV. Manual testing is included with each ECDL registration. Online assessment is available from approved suppliers, where results are instant and certificates are dispatched to successful candidates within days. We provide posters and leaflets to help you promote your ECDL courses. e-skills UK Ian Rees Bridgend College Simple delivery and assessment To support your ECDL delivery, optional courseware is available from BCS partners in both written and online format. All material is quality assured by BCS to ensure your learners have the best possible chance of passing their qualification first time. For further information visit bcs.org/ecdl/centres 1 ‘One of the reasons we get so many requests to study ECDL is because individuals are realising they require it to gain employment. It’s also a requirement for many college courses’. ECDL Digital skills to get ahead bcs.org/ecdl/learner
  • 3. ECDL flexible units A wide choice of ECDL2 units is available, across levels 1 to 3, giving you the flexibility to create ECDL qualifications of varying size and complexity, around the needs of your learners. Learn how to combine units at bcs.org/ecdlcombinations ECDL Level 1 ECDL Level 2 ECDL Level 3 ECDL Essentials ECDL Award ECDL Certificate ECDL Extra ECDL Award ECDL Certificate ECDL Advanced ECDL Award IT user fundamentals Word processing Word processing Internet and email Spreadsheet software Spreadsheet software IT security for users Presentation software Presentation software Word processing Databases Databases Spreadsheet software Improving productivity using IT Improving productivity using IT Presentation software Project management Databases Using collaborative technologies Improving productivity using IT Like to know more? For more information about ECDL visit bcs.org/ecdl/centres Getting in touch Email your details to bcssales@hq.bcs.org.uk and we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements. The benefits of becoming a BCS approved centre BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is the awarding body with a global reputation for setting the standards in IT excellence. When you partner with us, you gain access to exclusive benefits and tools designed to support your digital literacy agenda. Plus our dedicated account management team is on hand to assist you whenever and wherever you need us. 2 BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Qualifications First Floor Block D North Star House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1FA T +44 (0) 1793 417 445 E bcssales@hq.bcs.org.uk bcs.org/qualifications © BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the business name of The British Computer Society (Registered charity no. 292786) 2013 If you require this document in accessible format please call +44 (0) 1793 417 600 BC273/LD/LEAF/1113 ECDL leads to OFQUAL accredited qualifications. For more information visit bcs.org/ecdl/ofqual
  • 4. Digital Skills Delivering skills for a digital world bcs.org/digitalskills
  • 5. ‘Digital skills are now vital for education and employment. We know that you’re 25% more likely to get work when you have web skills.’ Martha Lane Fox UK Digital Champion Skills for life in a digital world For many of us, it’s hard to imagine life without the internet, Facebook, our iPod or Skype. Yet there are many people who miss out on the benefits of digital technology simply because they don’t have the understanding or the confidence to use it. The e-learning programme remembers a learner’s progress and helps them to advance at a pace they find comfortable. Content is highly relevant, featuring current products such as iTunes and Facebook that engage with the learner. From the basics of getting online to interacting via social networking sites; from turning on a digital camera to sharing photos online; Digital Skills from BCS allows learners to tap into these skills and make the most of today’s online and digital devices. Digital Skills comes complete with learning plans, training materials and assessment. For each learner, tutors can access a full learning record which shows the modules completed, time of last access, hours spent and assessment performance. Digital Skills is the entry level course that combines IT user skills with digital media skills. It appeals to people of all ages and abilities as it assumes no prior knowledge of digital technology but instead provides learners with their own digital literacy at their own pace. The qualification is available as two options, to suit your learners’ requirements. Digital Skills – Getting Started is the two-unit option that helps learners to get started on a computer and the internet. The full seven-unit option, Digital Skills, provides the basics as well as the skills to enjoy a range of other digital media including video software, music, photography and social networking. Interactive learning Digital Skills training is delivered online using interactive exercises structured into easy-to-learn units. All your learner needs is a computer with internet access – making the qualification ideal for in-class, distance or blended learning. How is it assessed? Learners’ understanding is assessed online through a mixture of multiplechoice and simulated questions. The assessment is innovative and interactive, while remaining suited to the level of learning. When your learner is ready, you assign the time and date of assessment (which must be carried out at your approved centre). Designed for access Digital Skills is accessible for special needs education settings. Accessibility features include audio transcripts for all training and assessment materials; specific themes to aid dyslexia and colour blindness; and a high contrast theme for learners with severe visual impairment. For further information visit bcs.org/digitalskills We provide leaflets to help you promote your Digital Skills courses. Digital Skills Skills for life in a digital worl d bcs.org/digitalskills
  • 6. BCS Digital Skills Combining IT user skills with digital media know-how, Digital Skills appeals to learners looking to gain the understanding and the confidence to use today’s technology, while Digital Skills – Getting Started delivers the basics to get learners online. Digital Skills* Digital Skills – Getting Started** QCF level /credit value Entry level 3 / 13 QCF credits Entry level 3 / 3 QCF credits Guided learning hours 100 24 QAN 600/1848/3 600/0831/3 Units Computer basics Online basics Audio and video software Digital photography Digital music Social networking Digital media *BCS Entry Level Certificate in Digital Skills (ITQ) (Entry 3) (QCF) **BCS Entry Level Award in Computer and Online Basics (ITQ) (Entry 3) (QCF) Like to know more? For more information about delivering Digital Skills visit bcs.org/digitalskills Getting in touch Email your details to bcssales@hq.bcs.org.uk and we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements. BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Qualifications First Floor Block D North Star House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1FA T +44 (0) 1793 417 445 E bcssales@hq.bcs.org.uk bcs.org/qualifications © BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the business name of The British Computer Society (Registered charity no. 292786) 2013 If you require this document in accessible format please call +44 (0) 1793 417 600 BC348/LD/LEAF/1013 The benefits of becoming a BCS approved centre BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is the global awarding body for IT. We are committed to raising the standards of digital literacy within society so that everyone is able to benefit from developing technology. When you partner with us, you gain access to exclusive benefits and tools designed to support your customers and your business. Our dedicated account management team is on hand to assist you whenever and wherever you need us.
  • 7. Making it easy Computer and Online Basics bcs.org/basics
  • 8. ‘Many unemployed adults are finding that they would have benefited from IT training at school, as the importance of using IT to search and apply for employment electronically becomes apparent to them.’ BCS approved centre The confidence to get online Computer and Online Basics is the unique and easy solution. This innovative qualification is designed to give absolute beginners the confidence and the skills they need to safely use a computer and get online. *Internet access quarterly update, 14 August 2013 Accessible skills Computer and Online Basics is delivered using a high quality, paper workbook – a familiar format for learners which is easy to follow. The workbook guides them, step by step, through the learning and allows them to develop their understanding and confidence at their own pace. There is no exam at the end. Instead learners verify their understanding by completing simple tasks as they progress through the workbook, writing answers to questions within the book. To achieve their qualification, they simply complete the workbook to the satisfaction of the tutor. Easy to learn, easy to deliver For training providers, Computer and Online Basics couldn’t be simpler to deliver. Its unassuming approach supports learners in overcoming their fears and, with minimal guidance from the tutor, learners are soon completing tasks on a computer and discovering the benefits of getting online. Computer and Online Basi cs (Windows 7 / Office 2010) ws The workbook format provides the tutor with clear and complete evidence of learning activity. As a good-quality single source, it is easy to store, hand out and manage – and a handy reference tool for learners to take away with them at the end of the course. This delivery method is suitable for mixed-ability classes and drop-in sessions, where individuals require varying degrees of support, with some working largely on their own. Course workbook What’s covered? Computer and Online Basics begins by explaining the basic elements of a computer before introducing the desktop, basic word processing skills, the internet and email. For learners who already have basic computer skills but lack the confidence to get online, Online Basics can be delivered on its own as a reduced course. For further information visit bcs.org/basics Yes you can... Computer and Online Basic s We provide posters and leaflets to help you promote your Computer and Online Basics courses. The easy way to get going For further information: © BCS, The Chartered Institute Yes, you can… Computer and Online Basic s The easy way to get going with computers and the internet for IT, is the business name A5 leaflet and A3 poster of The British Computer with computers and the inter net Society (Registered charity no. 292786) 2011 MTG/PROM/1064/0811 The latest figures from the Office of National Statistics show that there are still 7.1 million adults in the UK who have never used the internet*. As more services are moved online and the cost of physical interaction rises, it’s vital that we provide support for those who have so far avoided computers and the web.
  • 9. BCS Computer and Online Basics For absolute beginners, Computer and Online Basics is the ideal way to get started on a computer and the internet. Online Basics offers a shorter course for those who have used a computer before but have not had the confidence to go online. Computer and Online Basics* Online Basics** QCF level /credit value Entry level 3 / 3 QCF credits Entry level 3 / 1 QCF credit Guided learning hours 24 10 QAN 600/0831/3 600/0540/3 Number of workbook pages 78 36 Topics covered Computer basics Introduction to the desktop Introduction to documents The World Wide Web Email *BCS Entry Level Award in Computer and Online Basics (ITQ) (Entry 3) (QCF) **BCS Entry Level Award in Online Basics (ITQ) (Entry 3) (QCF) Like to know more? For more information about delivering Computer and Online Basics visit bcs.org/basics Getting in touch Email your details to bcssales@hq.bcs.org.uk and we’ll contact you to discuss your requirements. BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Qualifications First Floor Block D North Star House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1FA T +44 (0) 1793 417 445 E bcssales@hq.bcs.org.uk bcs.org/qualifications © BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the business name of The British Computer Society (Registered charity no. 292786) 2013 If you require this document in accessible format please call +44 (0) 1793 417 600 BC350/LD/LEAF/1013 The benefits of becoming a BCS approved centre BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is the global awarding body for IT. We are committed to raising the standards of digital literacy within society so that everyone is able to benefit from developing technology. When you partner with us, you gain access to exclusive benefits and tools designed to support your customers and your business. Our dedicated account management team is on hand to assist you whenever and wherever you need us.
  • 10. 37+ credits Diploma IT User Qualifications portfolio ITQ ITQ Diploma Apprenticeships Component 500/6174/4 600/2681/9 GLH 260 ITQ Diploma Apprenticeships Component 600/2879/8 GLH 275 13-36 credits Certificate ECDL Flexi 601/1237/2 ECDL Flexi Credits 13 600/1848/3 GLH 100 Credits 16 601/1236/0 Digital Skills ECDL Extra 500/6242/6 GLH 120 ITQ ITQ ITQ 500/6276/1 500/6175/6 500/6176/8 ECDL Advanced Credits 29 500/6243/8 GLH 220 ECDL Flexi 600/0633/5 ECDL Essentials Credits 9 1-12 credits Award 500/6226/8 Digital Skills - Getting Started 600/0831/3 Credits 3 GLH 24 Computer & Online Basics 600/0831/3 Credits 3 GLH 24 Online Basics 600/0540/3 Credits 1 GLH 10 GLH 65 Credits 3 500/6430/7 E-safety 601/0634/7 Credits 3 600/0830/1 GLH 20 E-type Credits 5 ECDL Flexi GLH 40 500/6429/0 601/0635/9 ITQ ITQ ITQ 500/6178/1 500/6275/X 500/6179/3 Entry level 3 Level 1 The benefits of becoming a BCS approved centre BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the awarding body with a global reputation for setting the standards in IT excellence. When you partner with us, you gain access to exclusive benefits and tools designed to support your digital literacy agenda. Plus our dedicated account management team is on hand to assist you whenever and wherever you need us. BCS The Chartered Institute for IT Qualifications First Floor Block D North Star House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1FA T +44 (0) 1793 417 445 E bcssales@hq.bcs.org.uk www.bcs.org/qualifications © BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is the trading name of the The British Computer Society (Registered charity no. 292786) 2013 If you require this document in accessible format please call +44 (0) 1793 417 600 ECDL Flexi GLH 20 E-type Level 2 Level 3 Credits Credit values: The number of credits that may be awarded to a learner for the successful achievement of the learning outcomes of a qualification or unit of a qualification. GLH GLH: (Guided Learning Hours) The number of hours of teacher supervised or directed study time required to teach a qualification or unit of a qualification.
  • 11. BCS qualifications equivalencies IT Pr ofe s Dip sion lom al a i Gra n I du T The benefits of becoming a BCS approved centre BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT is the awarding body with a global reputation for setting the standards in IT excellence. When you partner with us, you gain access to exclusive benefits and tools designed to support your digital literacy agenda. Plus our dedicated account management team is on hand to assist you whenever and wherever you need us. BCS  The Chartered Institute for IT Qualifications First Floor Block D North Star House North Star Avenue Swindon SN2 1FA T +44 (0) 1793 417 445 E bcssales@hq.bcs.org.uk  www.bcs.org/qualifications © BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is the trading name of the The British Computer Society (Registered charity no. 292786) 2013 If you require this document in accessible format please call +44 (0) 1793 417 600 BC448/LD/POST/1113 BCS IT f) ea rl ve eo e (s Diplo ma in e at Us er Qu ali fic at ion s Certificate in IT