Course Information

Where is the course delivered?

  • Bridgwater Centre

Who is the course for?

This is an essential module that is typically undertaken by learners who have ECDL Level 2 and wish to progress to ECDL Advanced Level 3. It is also suitable for anyone who wishes to develop skills in Microsoft Access to develop databases that incorporate tables, queries, forms and reports. It may be that there is a requirement to store data in a system that enables it to be stored, retrieved, searched and filtered, this course will enable the development of skills to enable this to be created.

What does the course involve?

  • How a database is organised and operates
  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes
  • Crate a table, define and modify fields and properties
  • Enter and edit data
  • Sort and filter a table or form
  • Create, modify and run queries
  • Create forms to enter, modify and amend records
  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs for distribution

What makes this course special?

  • Work at own pace (must complete within one year), some learners complete in just a few weeks if they already have some skills in the applications
  • Latest software
  • Flexible attendance meaning the course can fit in around other commitments
  • Relevant staff experience to help in the workshops
  • A variety of study methods available
  • Online version offers immediate results with practice assessments mirroring the live assessments
  • Employer recognised qualification at Level 2

Entry Requirements

  • Confident computer skills
  • Successful completion of the ECDL Essentials Level 1, Introduction to Word Processing, Introduction to Spreadsheets or Introduction to Presentations
  • Or relevant experience

What are the assessment methods?

An exam either using simulation software or in-house for each of the modules, lots of practice, with a number of resit opportunities if needed.

How long is the course?

30 weeks, although it is common for this single module to be completed much quicker than this, often in as little as a few weeks.

What are the College attendance requirements?

Minimum of two hours per week in College and/or minimum two per week self-study hours.

What are the progression options?

  • Many leaners have built so much confidence that they progress to the next course – ECDL Advanced at Level 3, assuming they already have the full ECDL qualification at Level 2
  • Then ECDL Advanced at Level 3


Most learners complete the course to develop skills in databases to improve their effectiveness and progress at work. Some learners use the course to develop skills that assist them in their search for further advancement or alternative employment.

Awarding Body

The Chartered Institute for IT.

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