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Keep up to date with the latest ICDL activities in Ireland.

Explore the wide range of over 25 modules ICDL offers


It’s that time of year to start planning the autumn course schedule. When thinking about the modules you want to choose for your courses and learners, we know ICDL now has lot to choose from. So take a look below at how some of our modules group well together and complement your learning objectives. Beyond …

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Certification makes the difference


By providing ICDL to your learners, you’re giving them a real-world certification that’s valid for life. ICDL is internationally recognised and valued by employers across Ireland and abroad. Quality standards There are many free resources out there today. But the quality isn’t always guaranteed, assessment is inconsistent and it can be difficult to tell what’s …

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Announcing the brand new ICDL Digital Citizen programme


There are still many people in Ireland who lack the skills and confidence they need to participate fully in our digital society. This week we are launching Digital Citizen, the successor to our successful EqualSkills programme, to help bridge this digital divide. Designed for complete beginnersThe Digital Citizen programme outlines the basic skills needed to …

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ICDL Remote Work module launched


The Remote Work module covers the main concepts and good practices needed to work effectively from any remote location. Being able to work effectively outside of the office is beneficial for both employee and organisation, and at times a necessity for business continuity. However, without the necessary skills, working remotely can be an ineffective and …

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Free access to new ICDL emerging tech modules for schools


We’re pleased to be able to offer schools with the ICT bundle free access to 4 brand new ICDL modules. ICDL Insights These short, introductory modules provide conceptual understanding of emerging technology to those who are not IT professionals. The modules you now have access to are: Cloud Computing, Internet of Things, Artificial Intelligence and Big Data. …

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ICDL ISTE Seal of Alignment renewed


The ICDL programme received a Seal of Alignment from ISTE in May 2017. The Seal of Alignment shows that ICDL has been independently reviewed by ISTE, and was found to be aligned with the ISTE Standards. The Seal of Alignment was renewed in 2021. ISTE is a membership organisation committed to educational technology. Based in …

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ICDL Ireland has you covered


Updated: June 2021 As Covid restrictions are now starting to ease, we wanted to remind you that ICDL Ireland is still here to help. Find out more below about making the best of ICDL in this different learning environment. Covid-proof digital learning and testing Covid has challenged you all to think differently about how learners …

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Looking to kickstart your career? Women4IT can get you ready for a digital job


ICDL Ireland is a partner in an innovative and ambitious project to develop the digital competences of young women who are at risk of exclusion from the labour market, by improving their employability.  “Women4IT” is a multi-stakeholder partnership funded by the EEA Grants and the Norway Grants Fund for Youth Employment. We aim to select …

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COVID-19 is a significant risk to progress on educational disadvantage


Education systems across the world are being impacted by COVID-19. Almost 900 million children and young people are affected by interruptions in their education and this number is growing. The response from education systems across the globe has been to turn to technological solutions to continue to engage their students in learning. As education systems …

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Schools must prepare for return to remote learning


The coronavirus pandemic disrupted the education and training of learners across the world. In particular, learners from a disadvantaged background risk falling further behind, as distanced learning continues and the debate rages on about how to get learners back into classrooms as safely as possible. A recent report published by Cedefop, the European Centre for the …

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