When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Late starts accepted
  • Tutor Athos Pellapaisiotou
  • Course Code K21ITCB03B

What you will learn

BCS Certificate in IT User Skills - ECDL Advanced Level 3 (ITQ). This qualification is for competent IT users who wish to advance and develop their skills and knowledge to an advanced level in MS office products. The course focuses on the skills required to help gain employment in an office environment where everyday computing skills are essential.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Word Processing <br> This module sets out advanced skills that can be used to produce complex documents, enhance outputs, and improve productivity, when using a word processing application.
  • Spreadsheet Software <br> This module sets out advanced skills that can be used to produce sophisticated reports, to perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations, and to improve productivity using a spreadsheet application.
  • Presentation Software <br> This module sets out advanced knowledge relating to planning and designing presentations, as well as the skills needed to produce advanced presentation outputs using a presentation application.
  • Database Software <br> This module sets out advanced skills to use a database application to better manage and organise information.
  • Improving Productivity <br> Using IT This module facilitates the application of knowledge and skills gained through the previous modules in order to develop solutions that make a demonstrable improvement to the use of IT tools and systems.

Entry requirements

Basic to intermediate level of competence in using IT software Who is it for? The qualification has been designed for people using technology:
• at work - upskilling / retraining
• in education - students
• returners to work
• job seekers
• personal career development

What you need to know before you enrol

Successfully completing this qualification will equip individuals with the advanced skills and knowledge required to be able to identify ways to improve productivity through the identification of use of suitable IT tools and processes which support the completion of specific tasks, which help to minimise the need for manual processes or duplication of tasks, and which enable others to work more efficiently - ensuring a greater level of accuracy and productivity is achieved overall. 24 UCAS points to aid entry into university Fully funded through National Skills Fund: The level 3 adult offer is part of the Lifetime Skills Guarantee announced by the Prime Minister in September 2020, effective from April 2021.

What you can do next

This may include progression onto a Level 4 Apprenticeship or Level 4 Higher Education Qualification. Following completion of this qualification learners may wish to consider exploring other qualifications or pathways available from BCS that enable them to specialise in areas such as data management or cyber security.


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free