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ECDL Level 2 - Introduction for students

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Short presentation outlining the BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills at Carter Community School.

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ECDL Level 2 - Introduction for students

  1. 1. ECDL European Computer Driving Licence Carter Community School More details and resources at http://carteripads.wordpress.com
  2. 2. What is it? • ECDL is proof of your digital literacy. It is also a high quality, internationally-recognised qualification, validated and approved by academic and global experts, and valued by employers around the world. • It is a Level 2 qualification – equivalent to a GCSE • It is often required by employers, so will give you a head start in the employment market • It is also offered by many Universities
  3. 3. What is it? • Tried, tested and trusted • ECDL programmes have been delivered to over 11 million people, in 41 languages across 148 countries. • Over 2 million people have taken ECDL in the UK since 1997.
  4. 4. The qualification ECDL is awarded according to a four-tier grading structure, ranging from pass to distinction star: • Distinction* 58 points • Distinction 52 points • Merit 46 points • Pass 40 points BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills; QAN 600/6943/0
  5. 5. What will you be assessed on? • You will take assessments in the units listed below: • Module 3 - Word processing • Module 4 - Presentations • Module 6 - Spreadsheets • Improving productivity
  6. 6. The modules Word processing – Module 3 • Creation of word-processed documents: entering text, editing and formatting work, using graphs, tables and pictures for a professional finish, and effectively using tools such as the spell-checker and mail merge. Spreadsheet software – Module 4 • Working knowledge of spreadsheets, from entering data and formatting worksheets, to creating charts and producing high-quality documents. Presentation software – Module 6 • Producing high-quality presentations using a variety of tools including charts, graphs and drawn objects. Improving productivity using IT • This unit looks at using tools to save time and effort when producing word processed documents, presentations and spreadsheets.
  7. 7. Support and guidance In order to help you pass each section, you will be provided with: • Online courseware (video tutorials for each unit). • Additional tutorials and resources to fill any gaps in your knowledge, plus sample papers – these can be accessed at school and at home via: http://CarteriPads.wordpress.com • Practise papers. • Diagnostic tests (mock assessments).
  8. 8. Assessment • Each test is 45 minutes long. • You will complete a practise paper first to see what your level of competence is already. • If necessary, you will complete an online tutorial to fill in any gaps in your knowledge and use additional resources both in school and at home. • You will then complete an online diagnostic test (mock exam) to see if you are ready to take the final assessment. • If you are, you will complete the assessment. Here, you will get immediate feedback as to whether you have passed. • If you are not, you will revisit the online tutorials to fill in any gaps in your knowledge before you take the final assessment.
  9. 9. ECDL European Computer Driving Licence Carter Community School More details and resources at http://carteripads.wordpress.com
  10. 10. ECDL European Computer Driving Licence Carter Community School More details and resources at http://carteripads.wordpress.com

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