European Computer Driving Licence
An internationally recognised qualification of computer proficiency which has been adopted as the NHS–National Health Service (UK) standard.
It requires the successful completion of 7 modules: basic concepts of IT, using the computer and managing files, word processing, spreadsheets, databases, presentation, information and communication. The ECDL was administered via a network of local, internal test centres overseen by the NHS information Authority, until that body was absorbed by the National (UK) Programme for IT, which itself died in September of 2011. ECDL training is available to all NHS staff to help them prepare for new ways of working and increasing confidence in their use of IT.