Who Is It for?


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The ECDL certification programme is for anyone who needs to develop their skills and/or demonstrate that they are fully competent in the use of a computer and common computer applications. Information and Communication Technologies (ICT) are becoming increasingly widespread in society, and people must now use ICT (primarily via desktop computers/laptops) on a daily basis in order to engage in society and the environment around them. Thus a competent level of computer skills (or digital literacy) is now a life requirement for personal, educational and professional engagement with society.

Those enrolling on the ECDL programme come from many different sectors in society, including second-level and third-level students, teachers, employees, retired and elderly people. Their reasons for enrolling in the programme may vary, and the skills learned will be employed in a wide variety of ways related to their personal or professional situation.

As an internationally-recognised certification and standard, ECDL can improve job prospects and equip people to advance further in their existing careers. It also can provide a platform from which to move on to more specialised ICT training and education.

For those who prefer to acquire more basic or advanced skills, we also offer a range of other programmes. For example, if you know someone who has never used a computer before, they may be interested in our EqualSkills programme.