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Ecdl

smitherzsmitherz Converted to the darksidePosts: 968
How recognised is an ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) qualification?

Im starting it next week, im going to try and complete it within a month (hopefully) because i need it to apply for a certain job.

Anyone got it or know how known it is?

Comments

  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've never heard of it. But that's probably not saying a lot... sorry!
  • smitherzsmitherz Converted to the darkside Posts: 968
    It possibly come under a different name to because I believe City & Guilds do their version
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I did it when I was a medical receptionist. If you spend a lot of time on your computer then you'll probably end up feeling that the 'qualification' takes the piss.

    It took me about 12 horus to complete.
  • smitherzsmitherz Converted to the darkside Posts: 968
    Haha but was that level 1 or 2? They even do an advanced level. I went to the first session this evening, it did look a bit easy. As its for a job im going to stick with it
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    smitherz wrote: »
    Haha but was that level 1 or 2? They even do an advanced level. I went to the first session this evening, it did look a bit easy. As its for a job im going to stick with it

    I did it so long ago that there weren't any levels - it was just the ECDL. As far as I can see from the official website it hasn't changed :confused:
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I'm pretty sure I've heard of it before but as for how recognised it is I have no idea.
    Can't do you any harm to have it though...
  • smitherzsmitherz Converted to the darkside Posts: 968
    I lost my job 6 weeks ago, so Im taking advantage of being able to further my qualifications for free on benefits to help me get a job as Im not having much luck. There is one particular post Im going for that states it is essential to have the ECDL qualification, which is my main reason for doing it.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    I've heard of it and think it's quite well known.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It depends what your job is.

    If you're an admin assistant with it then it looks quite good; if you're an IT analyst then it doesn't.
  • smitherzsmitherz Converted to the darkside Posts: 968
    Kermit wrote: »
    It depends what your job is.

    If you're an admin assistant with it then it looks quite good; if you're an IT analyst then it doesn't.

    Its for IT Support - A sort of mix between hardware, software faults and assisting people with their software.
  • Former MemberFormer Member Posts: 1,876,328 The Mix Honorary Guru
    It shows that you know how to turn one on, but if you go for an IT job with just the ECDL they will literally laugh at you.
  • smitherzsmitherz Converted to the darkside Posts: 968
    I have plenty of other qualifications, i just want to add to it. Plus i need the level 2 to be able to do the level 3. So i suppose you have to start from somewhere
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