ECDL Online

This is the professionally-written route to gaining your ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) qualification. The course is split into different modules that focus on subjects such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and IT fundamentals. All the modules are designed to give you the skills you need to fit your future career plans.

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Is this for you?

ECDL is aimed at those looking to gain a good basic understanding of computers and some of the most common software packages such as Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint. This course is suitable for beginniners.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 90 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



Around 90 hours

About this course

All our modules are approved by the ECDL Foundation and the British Computer Society (BCS).

Our ECDL training is designed to be self-study. This gives you the flexibility to train at a time, place and pace which suits you. The ECDL certifications from Pitman Training are recognised not only nationally but internationally too.

It's a comprehensive training course that will start by giving you some fundamental IT knowledge and will progress through key areas such as word processing using Microsoft Word, working with spreadsheets in Microsoft Excel and creating presentations with Microsoft PowerPoint.

Many organisations recognise and specifically seek out those job applicants who possess an ECDL qualification. They know those who've gained this certification have gained an excellent all-round skillset through practical training, meaning you can transfer the knowledge gained directly into the workplace. 

Once your training is complete, you will be in a position to sit the ECDL tests - the widely recognised ECDL qualifications include ECDL, ECDL Essentials (Level 1), ECDL Extra (Level 2) and ITQ.

There are 7 modules in this course: - 

Module 1 - takes you through IT fundamentals

Module 2 - covers security for IT users

Module 3 - teaches you techniques and skills for Word Processing using Microsoft Word

Module 4 - covers Excel and spreadsheets

Module 5 - introduces the database program, Access 

Module 6 - covers Microsoft PowerPoint presentation software

Module 7 - looks at using email and the Internet

For full details on our ECDL training course, speak to a Course Advisor in one of our training centres or submit an enquiry and one of the team will come back to you with full details and pricing information. 

Aims and Objectives

ECDL is recognised nationally and internationally so you can be assured that the skills you learn during this course will stand out on your CV.

The aim of this course it to help you become proficient in the use of a PC and some of the most commonly used software packages, Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access, through a series of practical modules. Once you have successfully gained your ECDL certification you can confidently say to employers that you really do have the work-ready skills they require.


There are no specific pre-requisites required before starting this course. 

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: - 



  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.



Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.



Career Path

The study of ECDL can provide you with the skills required to work in an office environment. For instance, you would have excellent skills to enable you to work as an Office Assistant, Admin Assistant, Secretary, PA, Virtual Assistant (VA) for example.  Some organisations such as the NHS often ask for applicants who are going to work with them, as a Medical Secretary or Medical Administrator for example, specifically to hold the ECDL qualification. 

Gaining an ECDL qualification is a great starting point to be able to progress on and work towards an expert level with ECDL Advanced which can really enhance your effectiveness in any workplace. 

ECDL Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Kerry, Limerick, Maynooth, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Wexford, Waterford, Laois, Courses available
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Whats the difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.


Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.


Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.

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