European Computer Driving License - Advanced ECDL

What is special about this course?

The Advanced European Computer Driving Licence is a highly regarded and widely recognised computer user qualification. The Advanced ECDL certification demonstrates your high level competence in a range of Microsoft Office applications including: Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.

Entry requirements

ECDL group award or relevant ECDL modules


PDA IT in Business or relevant HN units.

All applicants will be interviewed.

Level 3 modules:

  • Spreadsheet,
  • Word Processing
  • Databases

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Open Learning

This course runs continuously during college term time and can be started at different entry dates during the year. You can study out-with the college if you prefer and simply come in to sit your tests.

If you prefer to study by open learning, we have an option available that includes self-study materials, access to a tutor by telephone and email and occasional class tutor time and practice testing.

If you would like to study Advanced ECDL at college we have access to one class per week. You can select your preferred class at time of enrolment.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Part-time for up to one year. 


Where can I study my course?

    • Lerwick Campus
    • North Isles Learning Centres
    • North Mainland Learning Centres
    • Whalsay Leaning Centre

Start date

This course runs continuously during college term time and can be started at different entry dates during the year: September, November or January.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.


Students on part-time courses may be eligible for an Individual Training Account or to have their course fees waived.

For more information see the funding page.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Academic: You can progress on to our Higher National Certificate (HNC) Computing or related degree courses.

Employment/Career: You might like to consider applying for office-related jobs.

Former students have: Gained promotion in related work areas.

Is there more information available online?

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Please email or call 01595 771000 to request a booking form.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Shetland UHI UHI. Shetland UHI 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.