ECDL (ICDL outside Europe) is the international standard in end-user computer skills. The ECDL Syllabus consists of 13 modules that define the skills and competencies necessary to be a proficient user of a computer and common computer applications.
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.
Individuals who have achieved the ECDL certification can successfully demonstrate their competence in the use of a computer and common computer applications.
Full Module Range:
- 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