I completed the ECDL course last year, I assume you mean the European Computer Driving Licence, for me it was a waste of time but I was told I needed this particular qualification. Now as to your problem.
I don't know what program you are trying to run. Perhaps different colleges do it in different ways, I did a bit of it at a college but the majority of it at home on floppies. Your link is to Learn Direct and I can't get it to work anyway. Am I correct in assumming this is an online version of the course? If so and you can't get onto the website I would wait till Monday and phone them and explain it doesn't work. Sorry I can't be more help but the course I did I did from floppies.