5 Things You Should Know About ECDL

With over three-quarters (77%) of the UK workforce using IT in their jobs, and 1 in 10 businesses say there are gaps in the IT skills they need, it is important to choose a qualification that is right for you and/or your business. Below are 5 things you should know about ECDL:

1. The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is a highly coveted qualification. According to the BCS, the Chartered Institute forIT, “ECDL is the global standard for computer users and an internationally recognised certification that is supported by governments, computer societies and international organisations”.

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Some Microsoft Excel Shortcut Keys

Ever had trouble remembering Keyboard shortcuts keys, and did you know that you can navigate your way around Excel by just using the short cut keys to perform a desired action which can also be performed by the mouse or other input/pointing devices?

The Keyboard shortcuts keys can save you lots of time while working in Excel or for that matter any software, application, or even on the internet.

Excel is a great tool for spreadsheets and users can enhance their effectiveness and efficiency levels further when they learn to use keyboard shortcuts regularly.   Excel shortcut is a combination of keys that allows you to perform certain actions without using the mouse. You can therefore accomplish the same action more quickly and easily, thus saving time if your fingers don’t leave the keyboard to perform the same actions.

Here are some shortcut keys that will maximise the use of your time, whilst improving your efficiency and effectiveness.

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3 Things About ECDL

Employers need people who can contribute to achieving goals in the most efficient and productive way. ECDL gives you the computer skills to do this. That’s why it is recognised and valued by companies around the world as the benchmark in IT user competence. Over 2 million people have taken ECDL in the UK alone (Source: BCS). Employers want you to have ECDL because they recognise that you have an essential life skill, i.e. the ability to use a computer effectively. Employers want you to have ECDL because they recognise that you have an essential life skill, i.e. the ability to use a computer effectively. The New ECDL Offers More flexibility. ECDL continues to be the most popular IT qualification on the QCF framework with an increasing number of learners finding the ECDL qualifications more attractive. 

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A Happy and Successful New Year

Thank you for your support and A Happy and Successful New Year to you and your colleagues. We hope you will have an eventful and incredible start to the New Year. For 2017, we will continue to deliver Computer Training courses from Beginner to Advanced Levels in Microsoft Office 2013, 2010 and 2007 with the addition of Office 2016.

As an accredited ECDL Test Center, Aspyra also provides the ECDL Suite of qualifications (ECDL Core, ECDL Essentials, ECDL Extra and ECDL Advanced) - the industry standard for employers who recognise that the ECDL courses provide the essential life skills for their employees i.e. the ability to use the computer effectively. The suite of ECDL courses are available online/distance learning or within a classroom/workshop.

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