ICDL Base Modules

Base modules certify skills that are considered essential skills – together they form the set of skills and knowledge that are crucial for all, which is why they are considered essential.

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Word Processing

Skills to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing word processing documents, such as letters, CVs, and other documents.


Skills to perform tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, to use standard formulas and functions, and to competently create and format graphs or charts.

Computer Essentials

Skills and concepts relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security.

Online Essentials

Skills and concepts relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.


Skills to create professional standard presentations. Perform tasks such as creating, formatting, modifying and preparing presentations using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution.

Cyber Security

Cyber Security

Develop the skills needed to protect data and information on computers, devices, and networks.

In the current economic climate it is more important than ever to equip oneself with the skills necessary for the job’s market and for easy progression through college courses. Also, if you’re thinking of leaving the country for any period of time it is essential to have certified computer skills. ECDL/ICDLis recognised throughout the world.

ECDL is a fantastic course which is instantly recognised by employers. It tells employers that this person knows their way around a computer and it is a major asset to have on your CV.

Students contemplating further study through college or third levels courses will benefit enormously from having completed the ECDL. They will be able to confidently produce assignments to be submitted with a uniform layout. Lecturers now expect professional presentation of all assignments.

ECDL is the certification most widely recognised and highly valued by Irish employers

ECDL equips you with practical computer and Internet skills.

ECDL offers you a wide range of subject modules.

ECDL offers flexible study options, including online learning.

ECDL is available at 800+ locations throughout Ireland.