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Ballon Community Training Centre is a registered Automated Test Centre for ECDL, using Enlight Automated Testing System. Exams can be held on demand.

ECDL: European Computer Driving Licence
The European Computer Driving Licence builds around a special user-friendly skills card. This card records the skills you demonstrate in each of the seven computer related modules. As you pass each module successfully, the corresponding skill is noted in your card. The final achievement of a full card leads to the award of your licence. The modules are of a practical nature and consist of tasks relating to computer operation in the following areas.
• Basic concepts of Information Technology.
• Using a computer and managing files.
• Word processing
• Spreadsheets
• Database
• Presentation
• Information network services
A detailed syllabus is available listing details of all modules covered in the ECDL.
Qualification: Irish Computer Society (ICS) Level on National Framework of Qualifications
    Credit Value
: 2 Credits at level 4 or 1 credit at level 5
Duration: Tutor-led Course 50 hours or interactive Computer based self-paced, flexible learning.
Cost: €455

ECDL Advanced Word Processing
This will verify your confidence at Advanced level in Word Processing and teach you how to produce professional documents. Upon completion participants will be able to:
•Apply advanced text, paragraph, column and table formatting. Convert text to a table and vice versa
•Work with referencing features like footnotes, endnotes and captions. Create tables of contents, indexes and cross-references
•Enhance productivity by using fields, forms and templates
•Apply advanced mail merge techniques and work with automation features, such as macros
•Use linking and embedding features to integrate data
•Collaborate on and review documents. Work with master documents and sub-documents. Apply document security features
•Work with watermarks, sections, and headers and footers within a document

Qualification: ECDL / ICDL Advanced Word Processing certification
Duration: 25 hours
Cost: €230

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