ICDL is the world's leading computer skills certification. To date more than 14 million people have engaged with the ICDL programme, in over 100 countries, through our network of over 24,000 ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs).
The ICDL programme defines the skills and competencies necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. It offers a wide range of modules including Computer Essentials, Word Processing and IT Security. Candidates take tests in the modules which are most relevant to their educational and professional requirements, thereby creating their ICDL Profile. Whether in school, university or in the workplace, ICDL offers the skills you need to succeed.
Create your ICDL Profile today by joining other ICDL candidates from around the world in certifying your computer skills to the international standard.
Choose from our range of modules below:
ICDL Base modules certify skills that are considered essential skills because they are crucial for anyone who uses a computer to possess.
This module will teach you the essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security.
This module will teach you the essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.
This module teaches you to use a word processing application to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing small-sized word processing documents, such as letters and other everyday documents
This module teaches you to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to use a spreadsheet application. It will enable you to perform tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, to use standard formulas and functions, and to competently create and format graphs or charts.
ECDL / ICDL Standard modules complement our range of Base modules. They will enable you to develop your skills in knowledge areas that are appropriate for your everyday life, or for your job role.
This module will enable you to demonstrate competence in using presentation tools on a computer. It will teach you to perform tasks such as creating, formatting, modifying and preparing presentations using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution.
This module develops work-based skills. It will enable you to understand the main concepts of databases and demonstrate the ability to use a database application. This includes creating and modifying tables, queries, forms and reports, and preparing outputs ready for distribution, as well as learning to relate tables and to retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.
Learn how to keep your and your organisation’s data safe, and how to be safe online, including secure social media use.
Develops the concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, mobile technology, and cloud computing.
Image Editing will teach you use a variety of programmes to manipulate images, and prepare an image for printing or for publishing on the Web. By explaining the basics and defining all terms in a straightforward way, you will understand the key concepts underpinning image editing, and will have the skills to produce high-quality formatted digital images.
This module was developed to enable you to understand the key web editing and publishing concepts, and to design, create, upload, and maintain a static website. By explaining the basics and defining terms in a straightforward way, you will understand the key concepts underpinning web editing and publishing, in addition to acquiring a wide range of web design skills, from basic HTML to image manipulation.
Project Planning has been developed to enable you, the computer user (rather than IT professionals) to use project management software to prepare project plans and monitor projects including planning and managing time, costs, tasks, and resources. These skills can be applied to both work and home-based projects.
ICDL Advanced modules will enable you to become a ‘power user’/perform advanced actions in four of the most commonly used applications. These modules are aimed at the work user who needs to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of these applications in the course of their job role. Prior to taking an ICDL Advanced module, it is recommended that you will already have successfully completed the respective ICDL module, however this is not mandatory.
This module will provide you with the ability to use the advanced features of word processing applications to enhance your work, improve productivity and save time. By successfully completing this module you will acquire a skill set over and above the routine features of the software.
Successful completion of this module will enable you to master the more advanced functions of spreadsheet applications, enabling you to produce more sophisticated reports, and to perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations. These skills will save you considerable amounts of time and will improve your productivity.
The skills gained through this module will enable you to maximise advanced database functions, in order to manage and analyse high volumes of data. This will enable you to efficiently produce the quantity and quality of information that business today demands.
This module covers advanced presentation features that will allow you to use the presentation application to its full potential, and to plan and design more effective presentations that have greater impact and that will better engage and involve an audience.