ECDL European Computer Driving Licence ECDL

What is special about this course?

This BCS Certified Course is for the individual who wishes to improve themselves and demonstrate to employers that they are IT literate.  It is recognised as a benchmark in IT for employers globally.

More and more jobs now require IT Skills in a wide range of areas.  Having the ECDL qualification shows employers that you have IT skills that may put you ahead of others.

Benefits of studying this course are:

  • Boost your confidence in using computers
  • Learn new faster ways to complete tasks
  • Prove your IT skills which will help improve your C.V.

Special features:

  • This course can either be studied from home or in college at your own pace
  • You can study either through the day or at an evening session
  • Our IT Trainers are here to provide support for you when required

Entry requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required, although a basic knowledge of computers is desired.

The ECDL syllabus is designed to cover the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and their use in the workplace and society in general. It comprises seven modules:

  • IT Security
  • IT user Fundamentals
  • Internet and Email
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Database Software
  • Presentation Software


Office 365 software is required for study which is available as a free download for students.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Flexible

The course is self-taught with the support of an IT trainer.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Flexible: you can study for up to 12 months from enrolment.

Course cost: £245

Where can I study my course?

    • Moray College UHI
    • Buckie Learning Centre
    • Forres Learning Centre

Start date

This course can be started at any time in the year.


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Completion of this course will provide you with a range of transferable skills beneficial for studying further courses such as our Advanced ECDL Modules or the SCQF Level 6 Computing with Digital Media course.

It also demonstrates to employers a commitment to learn new skills.

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Moray College UHI. Moray College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.