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Certification Price List (effective from 1st January 2011)

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)

insrvEducation is registered as the Cardiff University ECDL Testing Centre offering registration and certification tests for all staff and students.  Both registration and testing are chargeable options but we offer different ways in which you can pay for your ECDL qualification so please check the scale of charges below to decide the best option for you.

Internal candidates are defined as members of staff or students of Cardiff University.  A valid University ID card is required at the time of registration for internal candidates.

Complete Package

Cheapest way to get your certification.  Pay up-front for your registration and 7 tests.  Purchase resits if required.

Charges
Internal candidateExternal candidate
ECDL registration and 7 tests (one per module)£175£265
Resits - for module tests failed in complete package (each)£15£25

Pay As You Go

If you already have an ECDL registration you can simply pay for any tests you need to take at our testing centre.
Alternatively you register with us for ECDL and pay for tests as you take them - works out slightly more expensive to do a complete package this way.  Purchase resits if required.

Charges
Internal CandidateExternal Candidate

Registration with British Computer Society (BCS)

  • required if you are not already registered for ECDL
  • not required if you have already registered with another ECDL testing centre, this existing registration can be used to take tests at our testing centre
£40£60
ECDL module tests (each)£25£35
Resits - for any module test taken, and failed, at our testing centre (each)£15£25

Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS)

insrvEducation is also a registered testing centre for the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS).  This qualification is really a range of individual certifications, with individual exams aimed specifically at at each of the Microsoft Office applications, but a Master Distinction qualification can also be obtained by combining 4 individual exams.

A special licensing deal with Microsoft allows us to offer internal candidates working towards their Master qualification the opportunity to to take tests and resits at a subsidised rate.  This special offer is, however, is limited so please contact us for further details if you would like to take your Microsoft exams this academic year.

We are currently offering exams for the 2007 version of the Office applications with further details of each of these exams available from the Certiport registration site.

Please be aware, internal candidates are defined as a member of staff or student of Cardiff University.  A valid University ID card is required for each exam for internal candidates.

QualificationCharges
Internal CandidateExternal Candidate
Using Microsoft Office Word 2007 exam£60 (inc. free resit)£75
Using Microsoft Office Excel 2007 exam£60 (inc. free resit)£75
Using Microsoft Office PowerPoint 2007 exam£60 (inc. free resit)£75
Using Microsoft Office Access 2007 exam£60 (inc. free resit)£75
Using Microsoft Office Outlook 2007 exam£60 (inc. free resit)£75
Windows Vista for the Business Worker exam£60 (inc. free resit)£75
Microsoft Office Specialist 2007 Master (combine 4 individual exams)£150 (inc. free resits)£250
for external candidates, resits are charged at the same rate as individual exams