International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) has changed its name to the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

ICDL for Life: Communicate, Connect, Interact. ICDL for work: What Employers Want.

The ability to use a computer effectively is an essential life skill. Computer skills enable people of all ages to understand and use technology to improve their personal and professional lives. Certified computer skills can help the holder's professional life by making them more attractive to employers, while increasing their ability to communicate and access information and services in their personal life.


If you wish to enrol onto our ICDL virtual courses and you will be taking the test(s) online via Teams, then you need to contact us to arrange a system check before you go any further.

This is ensure that you can access the mock and certified testing before making a payment.

Please contact Stephanie Toman directly:

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ICDL Foundation Certificate (Seven Units)

The ICDL Foundation Qualification improves learners’ understanding of computers and promotes efficient use of software such as, IT Security, Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing, PowerPoint, Excel and Access.

The course can open up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it offers. The qualification is widely recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT.

Find out more about Accredited ICDL Foundation Qualification.


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ICDL Advanced Qualifications

The ICDL Advanced qualifications are stand-alone qualifications that demonstrate specific skills in particular applications, such as Word Processing, Spreadsheet Software and Presentation Software.

These help to meet employer and work demands as well as help to improve confidence in using IT.

Find out more about the Accredited ICDL Advanced Qualifications.


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ICDL Extra Qualification

The ICDL Extra Qualification improves learners’ understanding of computers and promotes efficiency in using applications, such as Word Processing, PowerPoint, Excel and a Performance/Knowledge test, (an exam based on one of the passed applications).

Find out more about Accredited ICDL Extra Qualification.


As someone that is a bit older than the average student and has had no computer experience over the last 6 years, I found the ICDL really beneficial. It allowed me to refresh myself with the basics and I would particularly recommend it to older students or those that maybe just need a refresher.It is easy to understand and there was always plenty of knowledgeable staff to help with the practical. I believe it was excellent use of my time and will definitely be doing levels 2 and 3 as I progress

Mathew Hancox, ICDL foundation Part 1

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Coventry University are an approved ICDL centre 

BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT champions the global IT profession and the interests of individuals engaged in that profession for the benefit of all. The Institute fosters links between experts from industry, academia and business to promote new thinking, education and knowledge sharing.


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