ECDL Extra

ECDL Extra

Course information:

ECDL Extra provides you with the skills required to use standard computer applications such as word processing, spread sheets and presentation software. The word processing unit ensures you can create and edit documents and work with tables, graphics and features such as mail merge.   You will learn how to create, format and work with data, formulae and charts in the spread sheet unit. The presentation unit teaches how to create, edit and design presentations applying effects, transitions and animation to ensure your finished product looks professional. The Improving Productivity Using IT unit ensures that you learn the most effective and efficient ways to use all these applications      

At your induction,  you will receive your learning resource/information pack and a username and password to access your e-learning platform.  The qualification consists of three modules; and four exams, normally taking up to four weeks per module. The online learning materials contain the knowledge needed to pass the exam requirements of the course and online assessments allow you to practice your skills and test your learning prior to examination.   You must complete and pass all examinations, within the agreed timescales at an FBU accredited testing centre. Your tutor will provide feedback, advice and guidance to ensure you can complete the course. Upon successful completion of all examinations you will be awarded the BCS Level 2 ITQ Certificate European Computer Driving Licence


There are no fees for this course as the Fire Brigades Union Learning Centre has secured funding with our Learning Partners.* Please ensure that when you enrol on this course  you are committed to completing the programme of study within the allocated timescales. Should you not complete the course in full, you may be required to pay a fee to cover registration, administration fees and learning material costs. Funded places are subject to availability and are subject to the terms and conditions of our Further Education Partners


PLEASE NOTE : FBU Learning Centres accredited by the BCS are located within the following FRS and you will need to be able to attend the accredited testing centre to complete the examinations.  

  • Northumberland Fire & Rescue Service, (West Hartford Community Fire Station)
  • Nottinghamshire Fire & Rescue Service, (Carlton Fire Station)
  • Merseyside Fire & Rescue Service (Speke Fire Station)
  • London Fire Brigade, (Head Quarters)
  • West Yorkshire Fire & Rescue Service, (FSHQ Training Centre, Birkenshaw)
  • Greater Manchester Fire & Rescue Service (Cassidy Close Training School)



Course Units:

  1. Word Processing
  2. Spreadsheets
  3. Presentations
  4. Improving Productivity

Study mode:


Start date:

Flexible start dates after 01st August 2020

End date:

Last enrolment 31st May 2021


12 Weeks

Regional availability:


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Added on Thu 20th Dec 2012.
Last updated on Mon 3rd Aug 2020.

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