European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) Certificate

What is special about this course?

ECDL is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills. The ECDL certificate indicates that the holder has passed one theoretical test and six practice based tests.

The ECDL Advanced qualification is designed to progress the computer skills benchmark from the ECDL to next level of competence. It is modular and a certificate is awarded for successfully passing the test for each module. ECDL Advanced Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Database, and Presentation modules are currently available.

Entry requirements

  • Some IT skills are essential.
  • The BCS Word Processing, Spreadsheet and Database qualiifications would be desirable.
  • Security for IT users
  • IT user Fundamentals
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database software
  • Presentation software
  • Using Email and the Internet.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

Candidates have access to tutor support at one 2-hour class per week.

How long will my course last?


160 hrs

Day classes take place on Mondays 1400-1600 and Fridays 0900-1100 in Stornoway.

Evening classes take place on Tuesdays 18.00 to 20.00 in Stornoway.

Where can I study my course?

    • Lews Castle College, UHI, Stornoway
    • Barra Learning Centre

Start date



Most full-time students will have their fees paid.

Students on part-time courses may also be eligible to have their course fees waived.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Progression to Advanced ECDL.

Is there more information available online?

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Lews Castle College UHI. Lews Castle College operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.