This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to understanding the concept of a database and demonstrating competence in using a database application. 

After completing this course candidates will be able to: 

  • Understand what a database is and how it is organised. 
  • Create a simple database and view the database content in various modes.
  • Create a table, define and modify fields, and create relationships between tables. Enter and edit data in a table.
  • Use filters and queries to retrieve specific information from a database. 
  • Create a form to enter, modify and delete records and data in records.
  • Create routine reports and prepare outputs ready for print or electronic distribution.

Please note examinations are not included as part of the course fee. These need to be purchased and arranged with your nearest ECDL Testing Centre. Please click here to find your nearest BCS centre. 


  • 01

    Course Files

    • Course Files To Download

  • 02

    Understanding The Databases

  • 03

    Using The Application

    • Common Tasks

    • Working With Databases

  • 04


    • Design

    • Records

    • Relationships

  • 05

    Retrieving Information

    • Main Operations - Searching and Filtering

    • Queries - Operators and Logical Operators in Queries

    • Queries - Single Table and Two Table Queries

    • Queries - Wildcards in Queries

  • 06


    • Using Forms

  • 07


    • Exporting Access Objects and Reports

    • Printing and Page Setup

    • Reports


Richard Walters is one of NILC's senior level Microsoft Office trainer's and has more than a decade of experience in IT and Business Skills training. Richard has an advanced-level understanding of all Microsoft Office packages and specialises in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.

Richard Walters

Senior Microsoft Application Instructor


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