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Postgraduate ECDL candidates

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Facilitated study sessions are available as part of the IT Training Drop In Service.

If you are new to a particular application (e.g. Excel) may wish to attend training courses (free to UCL students).

Syllabus and study materials

We provide Interactive online learning and downloadable paper-based materials.  See the syllabus for a checklist of what you need to know for each module.

Tests

There are mock tests (Assessments) and real test (Exams) for each module.  These can be taken in Testing Sessions.

Mock Tests (Assessments)

We use automated testing software and you are advised to do at least one mock test in the 'practical' modules (2 to 7) to familiarise yourself with it and ensure you have the skills to pass the test. Ideally take mock tests in all seven modules.

We recommended you take a mock about 1 - 2 weeks before the actual test. We usually only offer one mock test per module so you are advised to sit your mock test as part of your final preparation for your test.

You have up to 75 minutes per mock but they generally only take about 30 - 45 minutes. Allow an additional 15 minutes for first mocks.

Real tests (Exams)

You have up to 45 minutes to complete an exam but you must arrive at least an hour before the end of the testing session to complete one test.

Real tests are conducted under exam conditions and candidates are not allowed to have any notes or other help during the real tests.  If you fail a test, you cannot resit it on the same day.

Testing sessions

Date
Time
Location
 Arrive by
5th Nov 2014
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC)
4 p.m.
12th Nov 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC) 4 p.m.
19th Nov 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC) 4 p.m.
26th Nov 2014 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC) 4 p.m.
4th Feb 2015
2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC) 4 p.m.
11th Feb 2015 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC) 4 p.m.
11th Mar 2015 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC) 4 p.m.
18th Mar 2015 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC) 4 p.m.
 6th May 2015
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC)
 4 p.m.
 13th May 2015
2 p.m. to 5 p.m.
 Cruciform Dry Lab 3 or 4 (TBC)
 4 p.m.

Please email is-student-courses@ucl.ac.uk if you have any further queries.