This course is aimed at those wanting to bring up their database skills to a competent office standard covering both the basics and more advanced elements.

You can learn online with support of an experienced tutor and will undergo an exam to earn a BCS accredited Level 2 certificate that will evidence your capabilities to employers.

This course enables you to create databases to store and retrieve information in an efficient way. All modern organisations rely on databases to manage increasing amounts of data and to function effectively. Therefore an understanding of this powerful application is a valuable asset in any company.

Course content:

  • Understanding databases
  • Creating a database
  • Entering data
  • Modifying data
  • Using queries to retrieve information from a database
  • Working with data-entry forms
  • Designing meaningful reports
  • Database structures including linking tables
  • Exporting and importing data
  • Maintaining a database and sharing data

You can start the course at any time of year. Workshops are available with your tutor Monday, Tuesday and Friday, 1.30pm – 4.00pm and Saturdays, 09.30am-12.00pm. They will also be able to support you at home via email communication.

Attendance is flexible with a minimum of 4 hours study per week recommended at College, home or work.

If you attend one afternoon a week it will take around 8 weeks to complete the certificate.

ECDL Extra

ECDL is a well-known and respected qualification amongst employers, which sets the benchmark for computer competence.

The word processing course is one unit of the ECDL Extra qualification and upon completion of the course you will be awarded a Level 2 certificate in word processing.

You can go on to achieve the overall ECDL Extra qualification by completing three additional units; Spreadsheets, Presentations (Powerpoint) and Improving Productivity.

For more information about the ECDL Extra course please click here.

There are no formal qualifications required to enroll on this course.

The cost of the course is £149. The fee includes all registrations, courseware, a sample test (diagnostic test), the unit test and certification.

You can also study this course as a part of the ECDL Extra course, the overall cost of which is £300. The fee includes all registrations, courseware, a sample test (diagnostic test), the unit test and certification. For more information on ECDL please see the ECDL course page.