Posted: Monday 11 May 2009
For the eigth year in a row, the Curriculum area of Computing, Administration and IT at the College has received a prestigious ‘A' Grade Award or their European Computer Drivers Licence (ECDL) course.
The award follows a recent audit carried out by the British Computing Society (BCS), the leading professional body for those working in and studying IT.
The BSC-accredited ECDL course at Kilmarnock College is designed specifically for those looking to develop their IT skills to enhance their career prospects, and allows students to work at their own pace, either at home or in college. The course covers areas including Microsoft Word, Excel and Access. Students can start the ECDL at any point within the academic year and have one year to complete the course.
Julie Maxwell, Curriculum Manager for Computing, Administration and IT and ECDL Test Centre Manager at Kilmarnock College, said: "We were thrilled to once again receive the prestigious A Grade award. This now firmly positions us as one of the top ECDL Learning providers in the country. To date approximately 2000 students have studies the ECDL course at Kilmarnock College, either through open learning or evening classes.
"ECDL is specifically designed for those who wish to gain a benchmark qualification in computing to enable them to develop their IT skills and enhance their career prospects."
Mature student Fiona Crawford from Catrine is currently studying the HNC Administration and IT at the college and completed the ECDL course last year. Fiona said: "I wanted a new challenge in my life. I had been working as a business analyst but really wanted to go back to college and start some type of administration course. I decided that wanted to get my IT skills up to par before I enrolled on an administration course so signed up for the ECDL at Kilmarnock College.
"I thoroughly enjoyed the course and liked how I was able to study at my own pace. I took six weeks to complete the course then enrolled on the HNC Administration and IT course in September last year. I also decided not long after starting the HNC that I would benefit from studying the ECDL Advanced course in the evenings to truly master the Microsoft applications. I have just successfully completed this and will be due to finish the HNC Administration and IT course in June. I hope from here I will progress to the HND Administration and IT course on offer at the college in September."
For further information on the ECDL course, or any other courses available at Kilmarnock College, please contact 01563 523501 or visit the courses section.
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Denise Clark, Halogen Communications, (T) 0131 202 0120 (F) 0131 225 3757 (E) firstname.lastname@example.org