No certification equips more organisations for the opportunities of the digital economy than ECDL.
In Ireland we have helped over 700,000 learners upskill and move forward in their careers and lives.
Discover how we can help your organisation meet today’s challenges and reap tomorrow’s rewards.
The ability to use a computer effectively is an essential life skill. Almost every career in today’s world requires computer skills and Internet skills. And most employers who look for basic IT skills among job applicants look for ECDL certification.
Being able to say ‘Yes, I have my ECDL’ boosts your chances of securing that new job – and of moving ahead in your current one. More than 700,000 Irish people have put their trust in ECDL to help them progress in education, career and life.
ECDL Toolkits: Everything you need to complete your journey from learner to ECDL certificate holder.
Learn at your own pace whenever and wherever you want with 12 month's access to ECDL learning.
Our interactive lessons cover real-world applications used by businesses and teach the skills employers value.
Take as many online practise tests as you need for your selected ECDL module(s).
Practise tests will help you focus on the skills you need to improve, and help you prepare for your official ECDL certification test(s).
Use the included prepaid voucher to take the official, 45-minute ECDL test(s) for your chosen module(s).
Every ECDL Toolkit also includes a free-of-charge resit test voucher for each selected module should you require it.
Access to ECDL online learning is available for 12-months after registration and ECDL certification exams must be taken within that time. Vouchers for ECDL certification exams may be used at your reseller’s premises or at ECDL Ireland in Dublin 4.
With ECDL Toolkits, there’s nothing else to buy and nothing more to pay.
Certification proves you have the skills to work to a recognised standard. Certification offers the following benefits:
It’s quality, value and relevance have made ECDL the most popular IT certification in Ireland and worldwide.
ECDL Profiles are personalised combinations of ECDL certifications which recognise that employees use technology for different reasons and at different levels of proficiency.
ECDL Profiles enable staff to achieve certification for those skills that most suit their needs or interests as they pursue their professional journey.
Individuals can grow their ECDL Profile over time as they update their skills, as technology evolves and as new certifications are developed.
I write copy daily and I regularly have to deliver perfect presentations. Web and image editing are vital in my job and we collaborate with clients in various time zones all over the world. This is my ECDL Profile.
I use spreadsheets daily. I was surprised by how much I didn’t know about databases, or the advanced calculation in spreadsheets, and how they could help me in my day-to-day tasks. This is my ECDL Profile:
I’ve saved time writing reports, and researching strategies and best practices online. I wanted to be sure that I was protecting our employees’ data, so IT Security was also important to me. This is my ECDL Profile.
ECDL Training Toolkits are available for the following ECDL modules, each one of which provides a practical programme of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas.
Start here if you’re starting out. Learn the basics of computer usage, files and data security.ECDL Online Essentials
Learn how to use the web and email, find the information you need, and stay secure online.ECDL Word Processing
How to create, edit and format professional-standard documents with tables and images.ECDL Spreadsheets
How to use a spreadsheet to record, update, lay out, analyse, graph and create reports on data.
How to create audience-winning slideshows that include text, images, animation and videos.ECDL Using Databases
How to use a database application to input, securely store and easily find and report on information.ECDL IT Security
How to protect against hacking and theft, and evaluate security products and solutions.ECDL Online Collaboration
Working smarter with collaborative tools such as productivity apps, social media and calendars.
How to use image editing apps to enhance images, apply effects, and prepare images for printing.ECDL Web Editing
How to use HTML, CSS and images to build, update and publish websites on the Internet.ECDL-endorsed Data Protection
How Ireland’s Data Protection Acts impact the way organisations must handle client information.
ECDL offers a range of learning pathways to suit every life situation. Your three main options to achieve ECDL certification are as follows:
Purchase an ECDL Training Toolkit. Each Toolkit contains everything you need to get certified in your chosen module(s).
With ECDL Toolkits you can learn new skills online at your own pace, wherever and whenever is convenient. Purchase an ECDL Toolkit
Full and part-time classroom-based courses are available from our network of ECDL-accredited training providers across Ireland.
Your nearest ECDL Centre is probably a lot closer than you think. Find an ECDL- accredited training provider near you
If you feel you already have the relevant skills and want to fast-track to certification, many of our ECDL-accredited test centres offer 45-minute ‘walk-in’ tests.
For details of testing schedules and prices, contact your nearest ECDL test centre