Advanced (SCQF Level 6)


Flexible start dates throughout the year




  • Business & Management
  • Computing

Why take this course?

The European Computer Driving Licence has recently rebranded and is known as the International Certification of Digital Literacy – ICDL for short.

It is the internationally recognised qualification for computer users, and is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT.

Database applications are a powerful resource, managing and analysing high volumes of data to produce the quantity and quality of information that business today demands. This high-level certification programme enables candidates to use the many advanced tools available in database applications to better manage and organise structured information. Successful completion of this module will enable candidates to maximise database functions in order to manage/analyse high volumes of data, thus enabling the production of the quantity and quality of information demanded in business today. It has been specifically designed to:

  • Allow users to become more confident, efficient and effective in using a database application
  • Prove mastery of the application
  • Enable users to retrieve and produce higher quality management information
  • Improve user productivity

This Advanced ICDL course is a Level 3 qualification (QCF) – roughly equivalent to SCQF Level 6 in Scotland – and is accredited by the British Computer Society (BCS). Please note that although there are four Advanced ICDL Modules and these can enrolled on, completed and certified independently of each other, you only need to complete all four modules if you choose to.

What you will experience

This course is highly comprehensive, and has been developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts and practising computer professionals from all over the world – this ensures relevance and accuracy of module content. Individuals with Advanced ICDL Database certified skills will be able to:

  • Understand key concepts of database development and usage
  • Create a relational database using advanced table creation features and complex relationships between tables
  • Design and use queries to create a table, update, delete and append data.
  • Refine queries using wildcards, parameters and calculations
  • Use controls and subforms to enhance forms and improve functionality
  • Create report controls to perform calculations
  • Create subreports and enhance report presentation
  • Enhance productivity by working with macros and use linking and importing features to integrate data

Upon completion of this course you should be able to maximise the Microsoft Access package using skills and knowledge that will set you apart in today’s competitive job market.