ICDL - International Certificate of Digital Literacy ICDL

What is special about this course?

This BCS Certified ICDL course (previously ECDL) is for the individual who wishes to improve themselves and demonstrate to employers that they are IT literate.  It is recognised as a benchmark in IT for employers globally.

More and more jobs now require IT Skills in a wide range of areas.  Having the ICDL qualification shows employers that you have IT skills that may put you ahead of others.

Benefits of studying this course are:

  • Boost your confidence in using computers
  • Learn new faster ways to complete tasks
  • Prove your IT skills which will help improve your C.V.

Special features:

  • This course can either be studied from home or in college at your own pace
  • You can study either through the day or at an evening session
  • Our IT Trainers are here to provide support for you when required

Entry requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required, although a basic knowledge of computers is desired.

The ICDL syllabus is designed to cover the key concepts of computing, its practical applications and their use in the workplace and society in general. It comprises seven modules:

  • IT Security
  • IT user Fundamentals
  • Internet and Email
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Database Software
  • Presentation Software


Office 365 software is required for study which is available as a free download for students.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Flexible

The course is self-taught with the support of an IT trainer.

How long will my course last?

1 Year

Flexible: you can study for up to 12 months from enrolment.

Course cost: £245

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

This course can be started at any time in the year.


The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Completion of this course will provide you with a range of transferable skills beneficial for studying further courses such as our Advanced ICDL Modules or the SCQF Level 6 Computing with Digital Media course.

It also demonstrates to employers a commitment to learn new skills.

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