ECDL Standard (MQF Level 3) – Information

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL), known as ICDL outside Europe, is the global standard in end-user computer skills, offering Candidates an internationally recognised certification that is supported by governments, computer societies, international organisations and commercial corporations globally.

ECDL Standard Modules offered by ECDL Malta and awarded by the ECDL Foundation is referenced to Level 3 of the Malta Qualifications Framework (MQF 3) and the European Qualifications Framework (EQF) for Lifelong Learning.

CMC Training Centre is an ECDL Approved, Accredited and Licenced ECDL Test Centre. Therefore, ECDL Standard Exams and ECDL Advanced Exams are held at the premises of CMC Training Centre.

CMC Training Centre offer 2 types of ECDL Standard training: Class Course and Private Tuition (One-to-One Training – individual attention) Contact us here or on 21664071 / 27664071 / 79664071 / 77664071 /

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Further information on ECDL Standard (MQF Level 3)

ECDL (Europe Computer Driving License) certification is a highly recognised qualification that offers students a key recognition of their literacy in computer skills and is designed for novices or casual computer users and will get students to a high computer literacy standard. The ECDL Certification is the fastest growing Information Technology user qualification in over 125 nations, with many Maltese and European organizations setting the ECDL as one of their entry requirements, such as MCAST, University of Malta and Maltese Government Departments.

ECDL is a widely recognised office qualification and has become the computer literacy standard for many organizations.

Below is a range of career entry opportunities ECDL candidates may have.

  • Healthcare
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administrative Assistant
  • European Information Technology Trainer
  • Information Technology Trainer Microsoft Office
  • Information Technology Support Administrator
  • Office Admin/Data Entry
Microsoft Office taught programs, as part of the ECDL training package - i.e. Word, Access, Excel, Powerpoint - will help advance the students’ career by giving them a crucial competitive edge for achieving success. Studies show that employers are more likely to employ applicants with these computer skills.

Without basic computer skills one can be quite cumbersome in the office, limiting their roles and value. Some employers or organizations may not even consider one as a candidate without a reasonable level of computer skills. The ECDL certification training is designed for novices or casual computer users and will get the student to a high computer literacy standard by improving his/her knowledge of these key areas:
  • Computer Essentials - skills and concepts relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security.
  • Online Essentials - skills and concepts relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.
  • Word Processing - skills to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing word processing documents, such as letters, CVs, and other documents.
  • Spreadsheets - skills to perform tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, to use standard formulas and functions, and to competently create and format graphs or charts.
  • Using Databases - use a desktop database effectively. Understand the main concepts of databases and demonstrate the ability to use a database application: creating and modifying tables, queries, forms and reports, and preparing outputs ready for distribution. Learning to relate tables and to retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.
  • Presentation - create professional standard presentations. Perform tasks such as creating, formatting, modifying and preparing presentations using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution.
  • Image Editing - acquire the skills and knowledge to use a variety of programmes to manipulate images, and prepare an image for printing or for publishing on the Web.
  • Web Editing - enables you to understand the key web editing and publishing concepts, and to design, create, upload, and maintain a static website.
  • IT Security - learn how to keep your and your organisation’s data safe, and how to be safe online, including secure social media use.
  • Online Collaboration - develops the concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, mobile technology, and cloud computing.
  • 2D Computer Aided Design - provides the skills for the creation and manipulation of objects or elements in two-dimensional design. Learn how to change object properties, and about the printing or plotting of outputs.

Please note that CMC Training Centre only provides training in: Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Using Databases, Presentation, IT Security. CMC Training Centre offers all module exams, apart from 2D-CAS testing. Please contact us here for more information.