BCS ITQ Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced)

About the course
This qualification is for competent IT users who wish to develop their skills and knowledge to a more advanced level and who have completed BCS ITQ Level 2 Certificate (ECDL Extra).

The course focuses on the skills required to help gain employment in an office environment where everyday computing skills are essential. It shows employers that you are expert in the computer tasks required in the modern office environment and is an excellent addition to your CV.

To achieve this qualification you must complete all four of the units:

  • Level 3 Word Processing Software Unit (ECDL Advanced Unit 3) - Use the advanced features of word processing applications to enhance and improve your work
  • Level 3 Spreadsheet Software Unit (ECDL Advanced Unit 4) - Use the full potential of the spreadsheet application to produce higher-quality management information
  • Level 3 Presentation Software Unit (ECDL Advanced Unit 5) - Create effective, high-impact presentations using advanced features
  • Level 3 Database Software Unit (ECDL Advanced Unit 6) - Use the many advanced tools available in database applications to better manage and organise information
  • In addition, you must complete the mandatory unit, Improving Productivity Using IT at Level 3, to gain the full certificate.

How long is the course?
Each unit typically takes 30 hours but the timings can be flexible to meet your needs.

£350 but only £175 if you use your SLC*.

You will use automated testing software in the Learning Centre which provides instant results on completion of each module. The exception to this is the Improving Productivity Using IT unit, which is currently tested and marked manually.

Where do I study?
You can study in your regiment’s/nearest Learning Centre, or independently, with tutor support available throughout. The course fee includes textbooks required for each unit. However you choose to learn, you will be expected to stay in touch with your Learning Centre Manager to review progress. You can start your learning at any time as this qualification requires independent study with tutor support.

What's next
You may wish to progress to degree level or take a look at our other courses to see if there's another subject that you'd find interesting.

Other details
This Level 3 ECDL Advanced qualification now appears on the UCAS tariff. Successful candidates gain 40 UCAS points which they can use towards entry to higher education. Speak to a member of the team for more information.

*There is a cost of £15 per unit should you need to take any resits.

See your Learning Centre Manager for details on how to sign up. We have Learning Centres at all of the regular RA regiments. Details of which can be found here.