ICDL Essentials Award in IT User Skills

North East Scotland College


Aberdeen City Campus


The European Computer Driving Licence has recently rebranded and is known as the International Certification of Digital Literacy – ICDL for short.

It is the internationally recognised qualification for computer users, and is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT.

This course introduces you to core IT user skills and applications used in many businesses around the world.

Please note that ICDL has been split into two separate levels, ICDL Essentials and ICDL Core, to make it more achievable.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements but all students should have basic knowledge and experience when it comes to using computers, including how to use a mouse.

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)
Part time (evening)

Course Length

6 weeks



SCQF Level


Career Area

Computing and ICT

Career Sectors

Computer Skills

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