One world of opportunities.
One standard in digital skills.

No certification equips more organisations for the opportunities of the digital economy than ECDL.

COUNTRIES

100

GRADUATES

10 million

LANGUAGES

20

In Ireland we have helped over 700,000 learners upskill and move forward in their careers and lives.

Discover how we can help your organisation meet today’s challenges and reap tomorrow’s rewards.

Why train your staff?

Digitally competent employees add real value to an organisation:

Increase overall efficiency and productivity.

Achieve specific goals and objectives more effectively.

Ensure unnecessary administrative burdens are reduced or eliminated.

Significantly enhance an organisation’s internal and external communications.

Ensure a greater uptake and utilisation of technology, resulting in greater returns on investment in that technology.

Increase employees’ confidence and job satisfaction.

Eliminate time and money wasted due to incompetence.

An Italian study on the Cost of Ignorance found that ECDL/ICDL certification gives a total return on investment of €2,261 per person annually as well as 47% competence increase from pre-training levels.

While training delivers many of these benefits, and we are happy to provide training-only solutions, read on to see how learning and development solutions that include certification are the ultimate guarantee of learning success…

Why ECDL Workforce?

Why certification?

Certification demonstrates employees’ skills and competency to a recognised standard. Certification offers the following benefits:

  • Defines the set of skills that employees need to be effective
  • Provides a means to assess workforce skills and build a training plan
  • Proves employees have the skills to carry out their work competently
  • Offers a clear measure of the return on investment in training
  • Acts as motivation for employees to complete the training.

Why ECDL?

ECDL is the international standard in end-user computer skills. ECDL’s certifications are:

  • Internationally recognised
  • Implemented according to strict quality assurance standards
  • Suitable for all skills levels – view our range of certification programmes
  • Up-to-date, relevant and in line with market needs and technological advancements
  • Vendor neutral
  • Supported by a range of training options and materials, suited to the training needs/schedule of the learner.

Full range of eLearning and
eAssessments for Digital Skills

Every one of the three levels of ECDL modules provides a practical programme of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas, which can be validated by a test and (if you wish) independently certified.

BASE CERTIFICATIONS

These certify skills that are considered essential skills – together they form the set of skills and knowledge that are crucial for all.

STANDARD CERTIFICATIONS

These certifications cover the broad range of skills and knowledge commonly required of employees in a modern organisation:

ADVANCED CERTIFICATIONS

These certify skills that enable staff to become ‘power users’ and perform advanced actions in these commonly used applications:

ECDL Profiles: for the evolving world of work

ECDL Profiles are personalised combinations of ECDL certifications which recognise that employees use technology for different reasons and at different levels of proficiency.

ECDL Profiles enable staff to achieve certification for those skills that most suit their needs or interests as they pursue their professional journey.

Individuals can grow their ECDL Profile over time as they update their skills, as technology evolves and as new certifications are developed.

Digital Marketer

I write copy daily and I regularly have to deliver perfect presentations. Web and image editing are vital in my job and we collaborate with clients in various time zones all over the world. This is my ECDL Profile.

Accounts Assistant

I use spreadsheets daily. I was genuinely surprised by how much I did not know about databases, or the advanced calculation features of spreadsheets, and how they could help me in my day-to-day tasks. This is my ECDL Profile:

HR Manager

I’ve saved time writing reports, and researching strategies and best practices online. I wanted to be sure that I was protecting our employees’ data, so IT Security was also important to me. This is my ECDL Profile.

ECDL Workforce:
Flexible Delivery Options

Whether you want to Assess, Build or Certify your employees’ competencies, we have flexible ways to support you. No other training organisation has the flexibility and reach of ECDL Ireland and our parent the Irish Computer Society

ASSESS

Identify areas where upskilling will most improve business performance.

BUILD

Create an organisation-wide learning solution, tailored to each role and person.

CERTIFY

Skills and knowledge testing to verify that staff can perform their roles as required.

Diagnostic
tests

eLearning

Become an accredited
Test Centre

Training needs
analysis

Tutor-led

Partner with
ECDL Ireland

ECDL
Compass *

Blended

Use one of our 6,000+ accredited ECDL testers

* ECDL Compass is in development and will be available soon.

ECDL Workforce:
Pricing models to suit your needs

Organisations can choose from three types of pricing structures when implementing ECDL across the organisation.

PER UNIT


  • Learner registration fee
  • Fees per module
  • Fees per module for Assess, Build and Certify
  • Repeat fees payable

Per Named User


  • Annual licence
  • Unlimited access to one or all certifications

Site Licence


  • Annual licence
  • Based on total employees
  • Unlimited access to one or all certifications

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Who we work with.
What we offer.

Online programme delivery, learner administration, training content development, online testing and certification, telephone and online support, membership, event and project management, and digital marketing and brand promotion – these are among the services provided by ICS Skills. Here are a few of the clients we serve:

ECDL Ireland Ltd. trading as ICS Skills. Registered in Dublin, Ireland No. 265078. ICS Skills is a Registered Charity in Ireland No. CHY 12259