What is ICDL?

The International Computer Driving Licence, or ICDL, is the new branding for what was formerly known as ECDL. It establishes standards for everyone using a computer in either a professional or personal capacity. It provides documentation to show that the holder can use a computer in practice and has some basic IT knowledge.
Started in Finland, ICDL is now recognised in 17 European Countries, as well as Canada and Australia. It is governed worldwide by the ICDL Foundation, which is based in Ireland. See the website at www.icdl.ie.

Completing ICDL in UCC

In order to complete the ICDL in UCC you need to follow the steps below:

1. Free Self-Enrol anytime on Canvas 2. Pay for skills card €50 and register 3. Book a test

You can find out more information about how to complete each step from the links in the side menu - Access ICDL on Canvas, Exam Registration and Booking, and ICDL Testing Schedule.

ICDL Syllabus

Candidates can either attain ICDL Essentials Certificate (pass a min of 4 modules) or ICDL Award (pass a min of 7 modules).   Candidates will receive an ICDL profile once they have registered and passed one ICDL module.

Click any of the below module names to download a pdf outlining that module's syllabus.

ICDL Essentials Cert

ICDL Award


Note: The UCC ICDL Test Centre only offers training in the Online Colllaboration - iusing Sky Drive & Project Planning  modules. No testing currently available in these modules in our Test Centre


IT Training Centre

4th Floor, Kane Building,