ECDL Standard Profile

The most flexible and diverse of the recommended ECDL profiles

ECDL Standard Profile is the most flexible of the recommended ECDL profiles. The structure ensures that you can certify your essential ICT skills, and then demonstrate your competence in other modules that best compliment your career or interests.

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There is a wide range of Standard modules to choose from, depending on your needs - either at work or at home. The Standard modules are:

 

This module allows candidates to understand the concept of presentations, how to apply best practices and to demonstrate competence in using presentation software. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

Presentation Key Benefits

  • Covers the key skills needed to use presentation software
  • Can be applied to a range of presentation software from vendor packages to 'freeware’.
  • Certifies best practice in effective presentation software use
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the Presentation Syllabus, here.

 

This module allows candidates to understand the concept of a database and demonstrate competence in creating, using and modifying a database in various modes. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

Using Databases Key Benefits

  • Covers the key skills needed to organise and operate a database
  • Can be applied to a range of database software from vendor packages to ‘freeware’
  • Certifies best practice in effective database software use
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the Using Databases Syllabus, here.

 

This module allows candidates to understand the main concepts underlying the secure use of ICT in daily life and to use relevant techniques and applications to maintain a secure network connection, use the Internet safely and securely, and manage data and information appropriately. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

IT Security Key Benefits

  • Covers the skills needed to understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy, and identity theft
  • Certifies best practice in IT security
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the IT Security Syllabus, here

 

This module sets out concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

Online Collaboration Key Benefits

  • Covers the key skills needed to understand the main concepts relating to online collaboration and cloud computing
  • Certifies best practice in effective use of online collaboration tools and mobile technology
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the Online Collaboration Syllabus, here.

 

This module enables the candidate to understand the main concepts underlying digital images and to use an image editing application to enhance images, apply effects, and prepare an image for printing and publishing. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

Image Editing Key Benefits

  • Can be applied to a range of image editing software from professional packages to freeware
  • Certifies best practice in basic digital image editing
  • Provides a solid grounding in working with digital images
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the Image Editing Syllabus, here.

 

This module enables the candidate to understand key web publishing concepts and to create, upload, and maintain a web site. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

Web Editing Key Benefits

  • Applicable to a variety of web publishing software
  • Provides the candidate with the skills to develop, publish, and maintain a website.
  • Certifies best practice in website creation
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the Web Editing Syllabus, here.

 

This module enables candidates to use project management software to prepare project plans and monitor projects, including planning and managing time, costs, tasks, and resources. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

Project Planning Key Benefits

  • Covers the key skills needed to use project planning applications
  • Can be applied to a range of project planning software from vendor packages to freeware
  • Certifies best practice in effective project planning software use
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the Project Planning Syllabus, here.

 

2D CAD skills to an independent international standard. It is also suited to those who may already work in these sectors in a non-technical capacity and who wish to acquire or certify 2D CAD skills. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

2D CAD Key Benefits

  • Provides a comprehensive introduction to core 2D CAD skills
  • Can be applied to a range of 2D CAD software from professional packages to freeware
  • Certifies best practice in 2D CAD software use
  • Provides a strong level of knowledge that enhances non-technical staff awareness of the fundamentals of 2D CAD, developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the 2D CAD Syllabus, here.

 

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the fundamentals of digital marketing, including creating a web presence, optimising content for search engines, using social media platforms, carrying out online marketing and advertising across a range of services, as well as monitoring and improving campaigns using analytics. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from a wide range of expert input from the world's leading computer societies and independent subject matter experts.

Digital Marketing Key Benefits

  • Covers the key skills and main concepts relating to digital marketing.
  • Certifies best practice in digital marketing
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising digital marketing professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the Digital Marketing Syllabus, here.

 

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the use of computational thinking and coding to create simple computer programs. The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from a wide range of experts from the world's leading computer societies and independent subject matter experts.

Computing Key Benefits

  • Covers the key skills and main concepts relating to computational thinking and coding.
  • Certifies best practice in computational thinking and coding
  • Introduces concepts and skills that are essential for anyone interested in developing specialised IT skills
  • Assists in developing generic problem-solving skills that are useful for everyone
  • Developed with input from subject matter experts and practising computing professionals from around the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Find out more about the Computing Syllabus, here.