ICDL Essentials

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The International Certificate in Digital Literacy (formerly European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)) is a Europe-wide qualification that enables individuals to demonstrate their competence in computer skills and become more confident in the workplace. This is a formal qualification which will provide you with a better understanding of computer programs you may have to use at work. The course is designed to give you a beginner's overview of computer use including the use of the internet and email. This course is the ideal introduction for those who have little or no computer experience. During this course, you will cover the key concepts of computing, its practical application and its use in the workplace and society in general.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Very basic computer operation and typing skills.

Progression Routes

ECDL Extra

Start Date




Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning

Course Length

1 year



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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