What is special about this course?

This BCS Certified course is for someone who wishes to learn the program elements of ECDL only.  It is also a different path to achieving ECDL.

This course focuses on the program element of the ECDL qualification furthering a student’s knowledge of the most used programs. It also demonstrates to employers a commitment to learn new skills.

You may choose to study this course by day/evening sessions or both.

For more information please contact Moray College UHI or visit the college during normal business hours.

Special features:

This course can either be studied from home or in college at your own pace.  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 academic entry requirements.

Course content includes:

  • Word Processing Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Presentation Software
  • Improving Productivity


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?

9 Months

Flexible: You can study for up to 9 months from enrolment.

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?

You can progress on to any of the Advanced ECDL modules after completing this course.

You will also have basic skills which will give you confidence if you are starting a college course.

Is there more information available online?

QR Code - scan to visit course page

You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.

Apply for ECDL Extra ECDL

I want to start in 2021/22
I want to start in 2022/23

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.