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ECDL to Further Enhance Employability Skills - UK

BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT – which is the ECDL National Operator for the UK - Visits Global Headquarters of ECDL Foundation

 

Richard French, BCS Director of Educational Policy recently visited the global headquarters of ECDL Foundation, in Dublin. He met with ECDL Foundation Chief Executive, Damien O’Sullivan, to discuss the ongoing success of ECDL in the UK, which has recently seen 71% more learners complete their ‘ECDL Essentials’ programme this year compared to last year. Richard and Damien also discussed how the ECDL success is helping BCS with its digital literacy programme.Richard highlighted the significant value ECDL provides towards employability. Employers increasingly require verification of digital literacy and ECDL is widely seen as meeting that standard.Damien shared the plans for ECDL and how it will continue to grow in popularity for all ages and at all levels.Richard shared with Damien the plans for his digital literacy programme at BCS and the pivotal role that ECDL will play in the programme.Richard said “Digital literacy is a key component of any employability skills package”, and continued, “BCS is ideally positioned to lead the drive to raise the standards of digital literacy and is delighted to see the ongoing success of ECDL within that programme”.Damien commented that “BCS and ECDL Foundation continue to enjoy success with the complete range of ECDL qualifications and the Foundation looks forward to contributing to the digital literacy programme at BCS”.
Richard French, BCS Director of Educational Policy recently visited the global headquarters of ECDL Foundation, in Dublin. He met with ECDL Foundation Chief Executive, Damien O’Sullivan, to discuss the ongoing success of ECDL in the UK, which has recently seen 71% more learners complete their ‘ECDL Essentials’ programme this year compared to last year. Richard and Damien also discussed how the ECDL success is helping BCS with its digital literacy programme.

Richard highlighted the significant value ECDL provides towards employability. Employers increasingly require verification of digital literacy and ECDL is widely seen as meeting that standard.

Damien shared the plans for ECDL and how it will continue to grow in popularity for all ages and at all levels.

Richard shared with Damien the plans for his digital literacy programme at BCS and the pivotal role that ECDL will play in the programme.

Richard said “Digital literacy is a key component of any employability skills package”, and continued, “BCS is ideally positioned to lead the drive to raise the standards of digital literacy and is delighted to see the ongoing success of ECDL within that programme”.

Damien commented that “BCS and ECDL Foundation continue to enjoy success with the complete range of ECDL qualifications and the Foundation looks forward to contributing to the digital literacy programme at BCS”.

Source: www.bcs.org