Pearson Education to create a one-stop solution for ECDL certification

Pearson Education UK has teamed up with Educational Multimedia Corporation, Enl!ght Teststation and the British Computer Society to create a unique learning package for the exploding European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) market. As this market grows, so does the need for quality training material that enables students to become certified in this increasingly important qualification.

The ECDL or European Computer Driving Licence ® is the European-wide qualification that enables people to demonstrate their competence in basic computer skills. It is designed specifically for anyone who wishes to gain a basic qualification in computing to help them with their current job, develop their IT skills and enhance their career prospects. No prior knowledge of IT or computer skills is needed to study for the ECDL.

For the first time, training material, course material, testing and the official documentation required by the BCS are all brought together in one package offering students everything they require to get ECDL certified. Containing ECDL approved training software, a Course Book, discounted testing at registered testing centres, and a British Computer Society logbook, the ECDL Complete Solution takes advantage of the core strengths of the partners involved.

The ECDL Complete Solution brings together key industry players that are trusted by consumers and those teaching the ECDL to create a unique learning package. The ECDL Complete Solution offers a learning solution that is uniquely designed for this market place, and supported by established education and training companies.

For more information please visit: www.it-minds.com/ecdl

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About the ECDL
The ECDL or European Computer Driving Licence ® is the European-wide qualification that enables people to demonstrate their competence in basic computer skills.

It is designed specifically for anyone who wishes to gain a basic qualification in computing to help them with their current job, develop their IT skills and enhance their career prospects. No prior knowledge of IT or computer skills is needed to study for the ECDL.

Built around a modern, practical syllabus, the ECDL is attractive to students of all ages and to employees and employers alike. This is a qualification that not only recognises the increasing importance of computing to all walks of life, but is also set to become recognised by the wider business and educational worlds.

The syllabus covers the key concepts of computing and its practical application, including:
· Basic concepts of information technology
· Using the computer and managing files
· Word processing
· Spreadsheet
· Database
· Presentations
· Information and communication

Pearson Education offers a broad range of the best in ECDL approved products, including our great value Complete ECDL box set which includes everything you need to become ECDL certified.

About Pearson Education
Pearson Education, part of Pearson PLC, works with the best authors to develop the strongest ideas, bringing together cutting edge thinking and best practices in IT and Business to a global market.

About TestStation
Enl!ght TestStation is the European market leader in online knowledge and skills testing. Enl!ght TestStation is part of the Enl!ght Group, who are at the forefront of providing interactive learning, testing and entertainment via the Internet. The British Computer Society (BCS) and Enl!ght TestStation have concluded an agreement governing the availability of the TestStation™ online testing system for use by accredited ECDL Test Centres in the United Kingdom.

About Educational Multimedia Corporation
Educational Multimedia Corporation is a multinational training company. The Company is one of the fastest growing independent multimedia developers in the education and training market, and creates e-learning solutions for off-the-shelf IT applications, management, leadership and sales skills, as well as custom designed e-learning solutions.

About The British Computer Society
With over 38,000 members world-wide, the BCS is the leading professional and learned Society in the field of computers and information systems. Within the UK, the BCS regulates the ECDL program, and through the ECDL Logbook, represents the authorised body who monitor and control ECDL certification and qualification.

The ECDL Complete Solution
Containing ECDL approved training software, a Course Book, discounted testing at registered testing centres, and a British Computer Society logbook, the ECDL Complete Solution takes advantage of the core strengths of the partners. At a combined cost of over £400, these are brought together at unbelievable value (£120)

· BCS Log Book. The essential record of ECDL Progress
· ECDL Training Software. Integrated approach to learning using rich multimedia, assessment & Training
· Discounted Testing. Over 60% discount on ECDL testing at participating centres
· Course Book. Comprehensive Textbook offering clear, simple guidance on all 7 modules
· Instruction Guide and Test Centre Locator.
· An easy guide to becoming ECDL certified, and list of participating test centres

Contact

Jonathan Colin

 

Tel: 020 7447 2123

 

Email:

Jonathan.Colin@Pearsoned-ema.com

For more information please visit:

www.it-minds.com/ecdl