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City of Peterborough Academy


KS4 Driving Licence (ECDL ) Qualification: BCS European Computing Driving Licence (ECDL)

Equivalent to: 1 GCSE (A*-C)


The British Computer Society’s European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) for Schools is a universal course that is accessible for all. The course will provide students will relevant IT Skills they will need to thrive with in Industry or further education.

ECDL builds on initial experiences and basic knowledge, and improves learner understanding of computer applications including word processing, spread sheets and presentation software. ECDL is internationally recognised by employers and takes an engaging and practical approach to learning and assessment.

Technology impacts on every single aspect of our lives, from health, education, environment and security to research and development, oil and gas exploration, manufacturing, tourism, transport and pretty much everything else! In an ever increasingly technological age it is impossible to predict where ICT and Computing will be when you leave school and as such you will be hard pushed to find a job which won’t appreciate a solid grasp of ICT and Computing skills. This is one of the main reasons the government recognises Computing as a core subject at Key Stage 4.

Course Content

Learners will study a variety of practical learning assignments to become fully conversant with popular office applications, meeting employer workforce demands. There is no coursework but assessments will be undertaken as ‘mock exams’ prior to online, on-demand practical exams. Three applications are covered in depth: Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.

Our aim is to equip every learner with core transferable IT skills for life that are appropriate to get into today’s computer driven industry’s. Learners are able to progress onto further education or gain entry into the work place with this course.

ECDL staff

Teacher of ECDL Mrs F Perveen-Sabeel