Information Technology

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Davitt College has experienced a revolution in innovation in the classroom in recent years. Modern information technology has transformed teaching and learning with the use of projectors, whiteboards and visualisers. ICT is firmly integrated into teaching and learning with three ICT rooms, hosting multi-media computers, complete with e-mail and internet access. Classrooms have internet access and are equipped with additional computers, data projectors and interactive whiteboards. Davitt College is a recognised test centre for European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL). All Transition Year students get the opportunity to take ECDL.

European Computer Driving License (ECDL)

The European Computer Driving License ® (ECDL) is the internationally recognised qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence in computer skills.

ECDL is designed specifically for those who wish to gain a benchmark qualification in computing to enable them to develop their IT skills and enhance their career prospects.

No prior knowledge of IT though some minimal computer skills are essential to study ECDL.

The ECDL syllabus is designed to cover the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and their use in the workplace and society.

It is broken down into seven modules, each of which must be passed before an ECDL certificate is awarded.

The aim of this course is to provide learners with the skills, knowledge and competencies in the basic functions of a personal computer and in a range of software applications. Modules include Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Online Collaboration and IT Security. There are seven modules in this course, each of which must be passed in order to achieve the European Computer Driving License (ECDL). Learners who achieve this certification could progress to the Advanced ECDL Modules in Word Processing and Spreadsheets.