EC-PC Office IT Basic User

Learn the basic IT skills that are required in most office jobs!

The EC-PC Office IT Basic User course is aimed at learners who need to know the basic IT skills required to complete core admin tasks in the workplace! The course will give learners the core skills to use Microsoft Excel, Word and Outlook effectively. The course also covers general skills using Windows and working with files and folders.


The course consists of the following 4 online modules:



How will I learn?

You’ll learn by watching short video lessons. You’ll be able to download practice files and exercises. You’ll receive e-mail support from a EC-PC Tutor to answer any questions.


What are the course requirements?

You’ll need to have access to a Windows PC, with an internet connection, preferably installed with an up-to-date version of Microsoft Office. The free online version of Microsoft Outlook is used during the course – you will need a Microsoft account to be able to login to If you do not have Microsoft Office installed on your PC then we can provide a 4 month licence at no additional cost.


What assessments do I need to pass?

You’ll be given an online assessment for each module. Learners who pass all 4 modules will obtain the EC-PC Office IT Basic User Certificate.


What is the pass mark?

You’ll need to obtain a mark of 70% or above to pass each module.


What is the course level compared with UK/European qualifications?

The course has been developed in line with SCQF Level 3/4 in Scotland, RQF Level 1 in England, and EQF Level 1/2 in Europe.


Can the course be used as evidence of competency to show to potential employers?

Yes, we follow industry guidelines to assess learners and measure competency – learners who complete the course will receive certification to prove competency.


When does the course start?

The course has a flexible start date – you can join the course at any time.

The course modules are being published in the following phases:


Module 1 – Microsoft Excel
(present – 19th October)


Module 2 – Microsoft Word
(19th October – 20th November)


Module 3 – Microsoft Outlook
(23rd November – 7th December)


Module 4 – Windows, Files and Folders
(8th December – 30th December)




You may be eligible to apply for funding to pay for this course.

I live in Scotland, I am not working and/or I have an annual salary less than £22,000.
I live in Aberdeen, I am not working and face barriers to employment.


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