ICDL (International Computer Driving License)


The International Computer driving Licence (ICDL) is an internationally recognised computer qualification awarded to participants who have displayed a standard level of computer literacy. It is seen by employers as a benchmark in IT user competence.  The ICDL programme consists of 7 modules that cover all major office applications, file management, web browsing and general PC usage.

To achieve full ICDL accreditation students must complete 4 core modules and an additional 3 others.


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ICDL (International Computer Driving License)

Aim: The ICDL computer course is geared towards those participants who wish to reach a good level of computer literacy allowing them to work competently and confidently on popular software packages such as Microsoft Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Access.

Delivery:  The Microsoft ICDL course is delivered by an Irish Computer Society (ICS) approved tutor. The class is structured with the use of a power-point presentation, tutorials, workbook material and each participant will have hands-on computer practice.

What award do I receive? At the end of each module the participant will sit an ICDL Exam for that particular module. After successful completion of all 7 ICDL Exam Modules, each candidate will be awarded an ICS-skills ICDL certificate or alternatively if 4 modules (Documents, Spreadsheets, Internet & Email and Computer Essentials) are completed then an ICDL Essentials certification will be awarded.

Course Duration: The ICDL certification course is run over a 17 mornings (6 modules) 10am-1pm or alternatively per module over 3 evenings from 6.45-9.45pm. An alternative option is the ICDL Essentials certification (4 modules – 14 sessions) which is also available.

Entry Requirements: Good command of the English language. Intermediate level of computer literacy.

How much does it cost? The ICDL course fee is €595 per person or €375 for unemployed/ CE Schemes. The ICDL Essentials course fee is €360. We accept cash or card payments.

Course Venue: The course is held in Castleblayney Community Enterprise Centre, Dublin Road, Castleblayney, Co. Monaghan A75 WF72


Course Details

Modules covered include:


ICDL Essentials certification is also available (14 sessions) for €360 covering Word, Excel, Internet & Email and Computer Essentials.


ICDL Walk in Tests: Self-study reduced rate option. Registration is €45, then €20 per test (by appointment only).  Books and other ICDL Learning Resources also available.



After successful completion of all 7 ICDL Exam Modules (ICDL Certification) or 4 ICDL Exam Modules (ICDL Essential Certification), each participant will then receive an internationally recognised certificate awarded by the Irish Computer Society.


Delivery Format

The course is delivered using a power-point presentation, tutorials, workbook material and hands-on computer practice.




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