ICDL

The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is the fastest-growing IT user qualification in the world. Internationally recognised and available in 148 countries, ICDL certifies that you have the knowledge and skills needed to use popular business computer applications.

Staff and students at the university can register with us and sit ICDL examinations on the Edinburgh campus.

The ICDL is managed and promoted in the United Kingdom by BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT on behalf of the ICDL Foundation.  We are an A-Status, BCS-accredited Test Centre for ICDL.

To find out more, register, or book a test contact IShelp@hw.ac.uk.

An intermediate level qualification demonstrating proficiency in popular business applications.

Target Audience Staff and students
Course Overview ICDL is designed specifically for those who wish to gain a benchmark qualification in computing to enable them to develop their IT skills and enhance their career prospects.

The ICDL consists of 7 modules - all of which must be passed to obtain the ICDL.

Module 1 assesses your understanding of IT security from a user perspective. Modules 2 -7 assess your practical IT skills.
Content M1 – Security for IT Users
M2 – IT User Fundamentals
M3 – Word Processing
M4 – Spreadsheets
M5 – Databases
M6 – Presentations
M7 – Using Email and the Internet
Tests There are 7 tests - one for each module. Each module is tested under exam conditions in the teaching room on the 3rd floor of the library (Edinburgh campus)

You are allowed 45 minutes to complete each test. The tests are automated.

You get your result - pass or fail - at the end of the test. The pass mark for each test is 75%
Fees Staff and students
£50 registration fee (one-off)
Staff - tests/resits - no charge
Students
£20 per test (7 tests for complete ECDL)
£12 per resit
SCQF ICDL is accredited on the SCQF - see
BCS IT qualifications accredited in Scotland
Prerequisites Basic computer skills would be an advantage.

Duration

The course fee includes access to the course materials for one year

You must complete your ECDL within 3 years of your first test date

If you wish to apply please complete the form ICDL Form

Until further notice all diagnostic and certification tests will be conducted online and remotely.  Please contact Scott Jamieson and/or Keith Aitchison for further details, including arranging a day/time for your exam


 

An advanced level qualification demonstrating high skill levels in popular business applications.

Target Audience Staff and students
Course Overview The Advanced ICDL courses are supported self study with optional tutorials as required. You will be guided through a text book and a suggested programme of study. Staff and students will also be given access to supporting information on the VLE
Content You can choose to study:

AM3 - Word Processing
AM4 - Spreadsheets
AM5 - Databases
AM6 - Presentations

See Syllabus for more information. 
Tests Each module is assessed by a one hour, closed book exam which is externally marked.
Fees £65 per exam
SCQF ICDL Advanced is accredited on the SCQF - see
BCS IT qualifications accredited in Scotland
Prerequisites ICDL or intermediate level of competence in application.
Duration Depending on your level of competence each module will take approximately 30 hours to complete.


 

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