People over 19 without an I.T. qualification can now get one for free at Learning Centres in Cambridgeshire during October 2014.

The European Computer Driver License (ECDL) are designed to help people gain a qualification that is recognised by local employers and will give people a range of skills that are useful to the workplace.

The two qualifications on offer at Cambridgeshire County Council's Learning Centres are:
"¢ Level 1 IT user Award (ECDL) - this award has been designed to give users a basic introduction to computing covering the relevant skills required for current basic IT tools
"¢ Level 2 IT User Certificate (ECDL) - this is a full Level 2 qualification designed to assess users in the core applications of IT used at work. Areas covered include Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations and Improving Productivity using IT

For more information about the ECDL please either speak to a Learning Centre Tutor, phone 01733 205780.

Alison Kilby, Area Performance Manager at Cambridgeshire County Council, said: "This is a great opportunity for local people who want an I.T. qualification to get one for free.  The ECDL qualification can really help people understand some of the key software used in the workplace, such as Microsoft Office."

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