What are ECDL / ICDL Certification Programmes?
ECDL / ICDL certification programmes consist of modules which define the skills and competencies necessary to be a proficient user of a computer and common computer applications. Each ECDL / ICDL module provides a practical programme of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas which are validated by a test. Currently, there are 13 ECDL / ICDL modules in total. Modules 8-13 are not available in all countries.
ECDL / ICDL* Certification: ECDL / ICDL is the international standard in end-user computer skills. Our collective experience in implementing certification programmes across education systems and government administrations has demonstrated that for a recommended level of ICT competence to be achieved which would enable effective employability, a certification of a minimum of seven ECDL / ICDL modules is appropriate. To receive the ECDL / ICDL certificate, modules 2,3, and 7 are compulsory modules plus any 4 additional modules. Currently, the majority of countries offer Modules 1-7. Modules 8-13 are not available in all countries.
* ECDL (European Computer Driving Licence) is known as ICDL (International Computer Driving Licence) outside of Europe
ECDL / ICDL Start Certification: For an individual to achieve a solid base of skills and knowledge, therefore attaining a minimum level of digital literacy, we recommend that candidates complete and attain certification in a minimum of four ECDL / ICDL modules. Although modules 2,3, and 7 are recommended modules plus any 1 additional module, other combinations of four modules are an acceptable standard in many countries.
Full Module Range
More information about each module can be found in the left hand side navigation or using the links below:
ECDL / ICDL Module 1 - Concepts of Information and Communication Technology (ICT)
ECDL / ICDL Module 2 - Using the Computer and Managing Files
ECDL / ICDL Module 3 - Word Processing
ECDL / ICDL Module 4 - Spreadsheets
ECDL / ICDL Module 5 - Using Databases
ECDL / ICDL Module 6 - Presentation
ECDL / ICDL Module 7 - Web Browsing and Communication
ECDL / ICDL Module 8 - 2D Computer-Aided Design
ECDL / ICDL Module 9 - Image Editing
ECDL / ICDL Module 10 - Web Editing
ECDL / ICDL Module 11 - Health Information Systems Usage
ECDL / ICDL Module 12 - IT Security
ECDL / ICDL Module 13 - Project Planning