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GettinTrimmer Tue 21-Jun-16 17:22:05

I hope someone can advise me here - I need to improve my knowledge with ICT, I was thinking of doing the ECDL or I've just seen an ad for doing an IGCSE in ICT - has anybody done either of these qualifications?

I want to make myself more employable in an admin role. I have a good working knowledge of Word, but Excel is very rusty.


FinnMcCool Tue 21-Jun-16 20:39:16

I work in IT. I have not done either of those qualifications.
But if you are hoping for an admin office job using a PC, rather than trying to get a job in an IT support role, then the ECDL is more suited to you.

SherryRB Wed 22-Jun-16 13:47:36

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MrsConnelly Wed 22-Jun-16 14:19:07

I did the ECDL Essentials and ECDL Extra courses a couple of years ago. The ECDL Extra course covered Excel, Powerpoint and Word.

I did the course because I was, and still am, looking for work and thought it would be a good thing to have on my CV. One of my local councils actively seeks it as a qualification to "prove" that you can use a computer/computer packages.

The only thing I would say is that because I haven't managed to find a job I've since forgotten pretty much everything I (re-)learnt on Excel!

I think there are some providers who are offering free online courses for this such as

Good luck.

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