Adivse for a work based course in compters?

A-VicA-Vic Expertise GuaranteedRegistered Posts: 6,970
I have a jounor at work who started and completed certificate level of AAT but has now decided she definitley does not want to move up to next level.

But i would like her to brush up on computer skills excel, word ect... now i completed clait myself and think it is a good course but not really accountancy focused.

Anyone have any ideas on a course other than AAT she can do to help with work?

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  • mikesmikes Trusted Regular Registered Posts: 254
    There's the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence), which covers the main windows applications, such as excel, word, powerpoint. This is a mainstream recognised qualification, which companies value and they also have a new advance level. Most training centres do this course, or they could register and learn and do the exams themselves.
  • A-VicA-Vic Expertise Guaranteed Registered Posts: 6,970
    mikes wrote: »
    There's the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence), which covers the main windows applications, such as excel, word, powerpoint. This is a mainstream recognised qualification, which companies value and they also have a new advance level. Most training centres do this course, or they could register and learn and do the exams themselves.

    oo i remember this course i did the IBT11 instead but if definiatley a good ideda thanks mikes :thumbup1:
  • jewels.pjewels.p Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,774
    mikes wrote: »
    There's the ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence), which covers the main windows applications, such as excel, word, powerpoint. This is a mainstream recognised qualification, which companies value and they also have a new advance level. Most training centres do this course, or they could register and learn and do the exams themselves.

    I agree the ECDL seems to be the most popular one for people brushing up on their computer skills. I have found a lot of people have this qualification on their C.V these days.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    i agree the ecdl course sounds good for anyone who not great on microsoft ?

    but why the hell is it DRIVING ? youve got no pedals not steering wheel ?

    so heres a slightly off topic question what has a computor and a car got in common(for them to use driving licence ?)
  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 694
    Yeah I would agree. I'm studying the ECDL from hoe and it definately helps brush up on some skills. Well worth doing.
  • mark130273mark130273 Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 4,234
    how much has that cost you?stevej. if you dont mind me asking ?
  • jewels.pjewels.p Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,774
    mark130273 wrote: »
    i agree the ecdl course sounds good for anyone who not great on microsoft ?

    but why the hell is it DRIVING ? youve got no pedals not steering wheel ?

    so heres a slightly off topic question what has a computor and a car got in common(for them to use driving licence ?)

    They both drive you round the bend?
  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 694
    mark130273 wrote: »
    i agree the ecdl course sounds good for anyone who not great on microsoft ?

    but why the hell is it DRIVING ? youve got no pedals not steering wheel ?

    so heres a slightly off topic question what has a computor and a car got in common(for them to use driving licence ?)

    You obviously haven't seen the nintendo wii version! Lol

    I paid about £10 for an interactive cdrom on ebay!

    It takes around 50 hours of study to complete
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    steveJ wrote: »
    It takes around 50 hours of study to complete

    Are you kidding? I studied each unit for an hour then took the tests :huh:

    My college offered the course alongside the AAT so I did it as extra and it was definitely worth doing.
  • steveJsteveJ Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 694
    What units are they ?
    And what does the exam include ?
  • ema192ema192 Well-Known Registered Posts: 107
    http://www.homeandlearn.co.uk/bc/bcs7p1.html

    This might help, I did the ecdl years ago when i left school in a college nearby i think i got paid to do the course aswell.
    It gives a good insight into the basics on a pc, brush up on excel etc.
  • Gem7321Gem7321 Experienced Mentor DevonMAAT, AAT Licensed Accountant Posts: 1,438
    steveJ wrote: »
    What units are they ?
    And what does the exam include ?

    There were 7 altogether

    Using the computer
    Managing files
    Word processing
    Spreadsheets
    Databases
    Presentation
    Information and communication

    The first 2, and ICT were written tests I think, and the others were like simulations, you were given a scenario and some data and you had to create a spreadsheet, presentation etc.

    But I did mine over 3 years ago so it might have changed!
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    Gem7321 wrote: »
    Are you kidding? I studied each unit for an hour then took the tests :huh:
    Sounds about right to me. ECDL is really basic stuff.

    A few years ago I wanted to do the Advanced ECDL,mostly for the piece of paper, but the local college that offered as home study (the very excellent Truro College where I did my AAT only offered it as a classroom based course) said I had to do the basic ECDL first (this is despite me having used Word for more than 10 years, being being well up with Excel and being able to write complex SQL queries in my sleep). I gave up pretty quickly, partly because it was so boring and partly because they wouldn't let me do all the exams at once which would have entailed three afternoons off work.
  • Paul24Paul24 Experienced Mentor Registered Posts: 578
    CJC wrote: »
    able to write complex SQL queries in my sleep

    Who cant do that?
  • CJCCJC Font Of All Knowledge Registered Posts: 1,657
    Paul24 wrote: »
    Who cant do that?
    Quite a few years ago I had a temp job developing database reports. Three months of doing pretty much nothing else than writing queries, never again!
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