ECDL training is delivered through a variety of media, including traditional classroom based, instructor-led methods, and self-directed, assignment or multimedia based training, which is usually a home study option. This latter method has proved to be most successful when learners are supported by a tutor or mentor to help with any queries.
If you believe that you already have appropriate IT skills and are sufficiently experienced in the relevant ECDL module/s, you may not need to follow a course. However, before you decide that you do not require any training, it is strongly recommended that you:
- review the syllabi of the ECDL modules,
- review the official ECDL courseware and
- you work through the ECDL diagnostic (mock) tests.
If you do not obtain 80%+ in the ECDL diagnostic test, then you should consider following a course at one of the ECDL Accredited Test Centres.
Note that when you register at ECDL Accredited Test Centre to start the ECDL certification programme you will be provided with:
- the ECDL Registration Number,
- official ECDL courseware and
- one diagnostic test for each ECDL certification test purchased#
#You will be provided with instructions to do the diagnostic test from home. The ECDL certification test is always done at the ECDL Accredited Test Centre.
There shall be no charge for the diagnostic test and the official ECDL courseware. An appropriate fee may however be charged by the Test Centre to recover the costs associated with the provision of printed or electronic versions of the courseware.
Candidates purchasing certification test/s (Base, Intermediate or Advanced) from an ECDL Accredited Test Centre will be provided with official ECDL Foundation courseware for the relevant module test/s purchased. There shall be no charge for this courseware. An appropriate fee may however be charged by the Test Centre to recover the costs associated with the provision of printed or electronic versions of the courseware.
Last updated: 18-Mar-22