Seconded. I went up to Scotland when my ol' man was slowly buying the farm and signed on. The DWP made me do the ECDL... what a waste of time. My OC and CO know more about PCs than those people teaching.
Log onto Defence Learning Portal on DII (bottom left of opening page) - ECDL is totally free to serving personnel. You can do it all in your office except the exams (one for each of the 7 modules) which you do at your local AEC, again free.
Is it worth doing? Of course it is, it's free and something else to put on your CV so there is nothing to lose by doing it.
It's easy, I did the first three modules this week , 3 x 55 minute exams took 5 minutes each.
In my day (swings lantern) we had to do certain amount of modules of ECDL in Academy time. The sooner you finished the more free periods you got. If you go to Sandhurst with it you might get 8 hours of free time.
Or do what we did - you each take a different module then photoshop the pass screen and hand in all 6 (?) passes after about 2.5 hours.
Mind you this could all be completely out of date now.
Which showed a combination of a complete lack of integrity, a superb demonstration of Officer initiative, & skills far in advance of those tested on the ECDL
It's one of those things which offered free & to be done in office time seems a good idea, but which is a bit Mickey Mouse. I've not done it myself, but some very computer-literate friends did & they were tearing their hair out with the way the qualification amkes one approach tasks...
Reminds me of the story of the Exped report. " Mountain Biking in the Grand Canyon" or some such. All was well until someone realised that it was the same set of handlebars in every photo...and they had neither gears or nor brakes attached.....