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The ECDL training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

The ECDL syllabus offers a comprehensive study programme suitable for anyone new to computers who would like to gain a good understanding of how PCs work and how to use popular software programs.

Course Duration: 90 hours

CPD Points: 90


Module 1 – Basic Concepts of Information Technology (IT)

Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Hardware
Lesson 3: Storage
Lesson 4: Software
Lesson 5: Information Networks
Lesson 6: Computers in Everyday Life
Lesson 7: IT and Society
Lesson 8: Security & Copyright

Module 2 – Using the Computer and Managing Files

Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Desktop Environment
Lesson 3: Organising Files
Lesson 4: Simple Editing
Lesson 5: Print Management

Module 3 – Word Processing

Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Basic Operations
Lesson 3: Formatting
Lesson 4: Finishing a Document
Lesson 5: Printing
Lesson 6: More Advanced Features

Module 4 – Spreadsheets

Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Basic Operations
Lesson 3: Formulas and Functions
Lesson 4: Formatting
Lesson 5: Printing
Lesson 6: More Advanced Features

Module 5 – Databases

Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Creating a Database
Lesson 3: Making Changes to a Database
Lesson 4: Use of Forms
Lesson 5: Retrieve Information
Lesson 6: Reporting

Module 6 – Presentations

Lesson 1: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Basic Operations
Lesson 3: Formatting
Lesson 4: Graphics and Charts
Lesson 5: Printing and Distribution
Lesson 6: Slide Show Effects
Lesson 7: View a Slide Show

Module 7 – Information and Communication

Lesson 1: Internet: Getting Started
Lesson 2: Web Navigation
Lesson 3: Web Searching
Lesson 4: Bookmarks
Lesson 5: E-mail: Getting Started
Lesson 6: Messaging
Lesson 7: Addressing
Lesson 8: Message Management

This course is designed for those who are new to computers and wish to gain an understanding of how the major software packages work for both personal and work use.
In this course you will learn Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentations.  Additionally you will learn about operating a PC, using the internet and sending emails.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

Flexible Workforce Development Fund (FWDF)

Claim up to £15,000 for Training your employees

This fund provides Levy Paying Companies an opportunity to up-skill or re-skill Employees and in turn, support economic growth.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • You must be a Levy Paying Employer
  • The Company must be based or operate in Scotland, wholly or partially
  • Employees must reside in Scotland

For more information on applying for this funding, contact our Course Advisors by clicking below:


A funded training opportunity is now available to those facing redundancy or those who have been made redundant from March 2020 onward.

The National Transition Training Fund aims to tackle the rise in unemployment caused by Covid-19 by offering short sharp training opportunities for people to learn in-demand skills.

If you are currently under threat of redundancy, or have been made redundant at any time from the 1st March 2020 and are aged 25 or over, you can access an industry recognised qualification to help you gain employment.

For further information on how to proceed then contact us referencing the course(s) you are interested in.

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