Head of Faculty: Mrs S Wiltshire
Teaching Staff: Mrs S Wiltshire
Level of teaching: Key Stage 4

The BCS ECDL IT Application Skills qualification is a fixed selection of four level 2 application units developed by e-Skills, the sector skills council for IT and Telecoms.

All BCS qualifications are subject to our quality assurance and validation process to ensure that new and revised qualifications are fit for purpose.

Qualifications are reviewed to ensure the alignment of the qualification with agreed design principles, regulatory requirements and to ensure accuracy and consistency across units and qualifications. Through our quality assurance and validation process, we ensure the qualification, its units and assessments, are fit for purpose and can be delivered efficiently and reasonably by centres.

For further information about this course, please email the Head of Faculty, Mrs S Wiltshire
or telephone her on 01225 312661.

Key Stage 3 (Years 7-9)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 3.

Key Stage 4 (Years 10-11)

Course: ECDL for Schools: BCS Level 2 ECDL Certificate in IT Application Skills (QCF)
Course Code 600/6943/0
Exam Board Specification: http://www.bcs.org/upload/pdf/it-application-skills-specification.pdf

Currently Y11 have one lesson each week. Y10 are not timetabled to study ECDL, however time is given to some students to study this in addition to their timetable.

Structure of the qualification
The BCS ECDL IT Application Skills qualification structure is shown below. This structure meets the requirements for a Level 2 Certificate in terms of the number of guided learning hours and credits from level 2 units; it includes the Improving Productivity using IT unit at level 2; and meets the required rule of combination.

Year 10

Terms 1 & 2
Word Processing

Terms 3 & 4
Word Processing and Spreadsheets

Terms 5 & 6

Year 11

Terms 1 & 2
Presentation Skills

Terms 3 & 4
Improving Productivity

Key Stage 5 (Years 12-13)

This course is not studied at Key Stage 5.

Enrichment and Links:
N/A as software has to be licensed and students need a profile to be set up at their ECDL centre.