The European Computer Driving License (ECDL) certification is globally recognized Information and Communication Technology and digital literacy certification. Inasmuch as it is globally recognized, there are about 148 countries where ECDL certification is available.
Various ECDL companies in the United Kingdom provide support and training for candidates of the ECDL. They are leading professional bodies that help those working in IT. Most of them are qualifying body for Chartered IT Professionals (CITP).
ECDL companies in the United Kingdom offer interactive online course that provide a step by step lessons to candidates as well as simulations and practice questions. This is to ensure or test their learning pace. It is also one way of tracking your learning development. The ECDL companies provide you with advice on the areas which you need to give focus into. They help learners get prepared for the ECDL examinations through gaining a basic level of competence in the use of personal computer. ECDL companies do accept interested candidates who have or no knowledge in computer.
ECDL companies offer as well, courseware for those who prefers a self-study course approach. Available courseware maybe in the form of textbooks, e-learning and blended learning. Software packages that are access online are set with a limited time for access, normally a period of a year. They provide a free demo for those interested and the system requirements are defined.
It is the objective of almost all the ECDL companies in UK to promote the study and practice of computing and advance the knowldege and education in IT for the benefit of those in the IT profession.