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Funded ICT Programmes & Qualifications 2008/09. Funded by Learning & Skills Council via Devon Adult Community Learning. Funded Programmes available. We are pleased to announce that we have the following funded ICT Learning programmes available as of October 2008: ECDL Essentials (Part 1)

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Funded ICT Programmes & Qualifications 2008/09

Fundedby Learning & Skills Council via Devon Adult Community Learning

Funded Programmes available

We are pleased to announce that we have the following funded ICT Learning programmes available as of October 2008:

ECDL Essentials (Part 1)

ECDL Extra (Part 2)

E-type touch typing

ECDL Essentials & Extra

What is ECDL?

European Computer Driving Licence

  • A modular learning programme that can enhance your computing skills

  • An internationally recognised qualification also referred to as ICDL

  • Regulated in the UK by British Computer Society

  • Adopted by Teignbridge District Council and Partners as the benchmark for ICT skills

ECDL Essentials Modules

Mod 1: Basic Concepts of IT (Theory)

Mod 2: Using the Computer & Managing Files (Windows)

Mod 7: Information & Communication (Internet and E-mail)

ECDL Extra Modules

Mod 3: Word Processing (MS Word)

Mod 4: Spreadsheets (MS Excel)

Mod 5: Database (MS Access)

Mod 6: Presentation (MS PowerPoint)

Unit E: Using IT

ECDL Essentials

ECDL Extra

BCS Registration & Logbook

BCS Registration

NOT Logbook

3 tests

5 tests

Online Learning


Online Learning






The Programme

Methods of Learningfor ECDL Essentials & Extra

Included within Funding:

  • E Learning

  • Manuals + exercises

  • Support


  • Tutor led training (Scheduled courses)

Time limits - ECDL

Each of the funded learning programmes have time limits for completion

ECDL Essentials

8 months

ECDL Extra

10 months

ECDL Exams

  • Held in IT Training Room, Old Forde House

  • Dates on our website

  • Book when you are ready

  • Online exams; one exam per module

  • Result given at end of each exam

E-type Touch Typing

What is E-type?

  • E-Learning programme that teaches you how to touch type

  • Programme is stored on memory stick so it can be used on most PC’s

  • Nationally accredited qualification

  • 10 Lessons; building your skills from basics to Advanced level

  • Enables you to monitor your progress

You can become an accomplished typist!

E-type Qualification

Accuracy rate required is 98%

E-type - Benefits

  • Learn correct hand and wrist positioning prevents overstrain

  • Eventual increase of speed and accuracy

  • Improve your data quality - accuracy rate required is 98%

  • Obtain a recognised qualification for your typing skills

Time Limits for E-type

As with the other funded programmes, you have a time limit, which in this case is to the completion of your first test

6 months

Note: If you achieve Bronze or Silver, the funded programme will be complete but you will then have up to 3 years (from your start date) to try for your Gold award

E-type Tests

  • Book your test when you are ready

  • Tests are held in the IT Training room, Old Forde House

  • There is a 2 minute warm up prior to the test

  • The test takes 5 minutes

    • At the end, your result is shown

  • You can take a maximum of 3 tests

Learning Journal

  • You are required to plan your learning throughout the funded programme

    • For this you will have access to a Learning Journal

  • Planning considerations:

    • What do you need to achieve in the time frame?

    • Are there existing commitments to balance?

    • How much time is available for study?

    • What milestones/goals could you set to help you get there? For example: pre-book study sessions and exam dates

Maintain Regular Contact

  • Contact can be made via:

    • Your Learning Journal; during a learning event or study session; by email, phone or in person

  • Contact us:

    • When you need further assistance with your learning

    • If you have any queries, and concerns

    • If there is anything that you need to discuss regarding your learning process

    • If you are unable to continue your study

Early Leavers

  • We are required to remove students from the programmes as Early Leavers where:

    • If you leave a Learning Programme, either by choice or due to unforeseen circumstances

    • Where there has been no contact for ONE month

      • Contact can be made via the Learning Journal, via a learning event/study session, email, phone or in person.

Our Recommendations

  • Be realistic when planning your learning

  • Book tests ahead and use as goals

  • Stay in regular contact and discuss concerns

To sign up…

Step 1

  • Contact the ICT Training Team to see whether you are eligible for funding

  • Download the application form on the Web page

  • Complete and bring in to the ICT Training team

    • Old Forde House, Brunel Road, Newton Abbot (01626 215186)

  • We will then discuss your learning plan

  • Ask you to sign the funding form

Step 2

  • We will provide you with your start date

  • Send out your learning resources e.g. manuals, Etype Memory stick

  • Email your user ID, password and web address for our Online Learning Centre

Step 3

  • Your next step is to access our Online Learning Centre where you will:

    • access your learning journal and start to plan your learning

      • This will need to be regularly updated throughout your learning programme

    • access your ELearning account

    • find additional learning resources and sample tests

Thank you for taking the time to review this learning opportunity and we look forward to hearing from you

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