Launch of new training materials for the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

Journal of European Industrial Training

ISSN: 0309-0590

Article publication date: 1 June 2000

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(2000), "Launch of new training materials for the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)", Journal of European Industrial Training, Vol. 24 No. 6. https://doi.org/10.1108/jeit.2000.00324fad.003

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2000, MCB UP Limited


Launch of new training materials for the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)

Launch of new training materials for the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence)Keywords Training, Skills, Computers

SanScrip, a producer of IT courseware, has launched a range of training materials for group- or learner-based use, specifically for use with the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL).

The new materials match and complement SanScrip's standard course materials for Office 97. They are supplied as Word files, normally with licences allowing unlimited reproduction within the purchasing organisation.

ECDL is an EEC-wide initiative to develop a wide range of PC skills. The scheme takes its name from the accreditation document, a small booklet in which passes are stamped in all the seven "modules": basic concepts, use of Windows, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation/drawing, Internet/e-mail. The many organisations using ECDL include public services (especially, in the UK, the National Health Service, Central and Local Government and the Forces), many PLCs and educational establishments – universities, colleges and schools. Public funding from the National Opportunities Fund has been ECDL linked. Ireland is one of many EEC countries well ahead of the UK in the use of ECDL, but the UK is catching up fast.

The SanScrip Web site (www.sanscrip.com) contains samples of all SanScrip courses, and also has a section on IT training methods and styles of interest to all IT practitioners. For more information on ECDL visit www.ecdl.com