The ECDL Advanced gives candidates the opportunity to be certified at an expert level in the use of the specific application type, acquiring skills sets over and above the routine features of the software. Each ECDL Advanced module is a stand-alone certification. An ECDL Advanced certificate (e.g. ECDL Advanced Word Processing) is awarded to candidates who pass each specific module test. Training can be provided prior to testing, although candidates may forego training if they wish, assuming they already have advanced-level skills. Ideal follow-on to the ECDL course or a QQI Level 4 computer course.
Candidates who successfully complete 3 of the 4 ECDL Advanced modules are awarded the ECDL Expert certification, which signifies expert-level computer competence.
Entry Requirements: All Prospective candidates should ideally have the ECDL certification and/or previous experience using computers and common software applications.
Assessment: Each module is assessed by a one-hour test.