International Computer Driving Licence ICDL
What is special about this course?
The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is one of the most highly regarded and widely recognised computer user qualifications. ICDL certification demonstrates your competency in a broad range of computer skills and Microsoft 365 applications, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Access.
Information Technology (IT) at Standard Grade General (National 4) or Credit (National 5) level or relevant experience.
All applicants will be interviewed.
Level 1 modules: IT User Fundamentals, Using Email and the Internet, Security for IT Users.
Level 2 modules: Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Presentation, Improving Productivity Using IT.
The Full ECDL Group Award: IT User Fundamentals, Using Email and the Internet, Security for IT Users, Spreadsheet, Word Processing, Presentation and Databases.
How will I study my course?
- Part Time
- Open Learning
This course runs continuously during college term time and can be started at different entry dates during the year. You can study out-with the college if you prefer and simply come in to sit your tests.
If you prefer to study by open learning, we have an option available that includes self study materials, access to an ICDL accredited tutor by telephone and email, occasional class tutor time and practice testing.
If you would like to study ICDL at college we have an ‘all inclusive’ package with access to one class per week. You can select your preferred class at time of enrolment.
How long will my course last?s
Part-time for up to one year
Where can I study my course?
- Lerwick Campus
- North Isles Learning Centres
- North Mainland Learning Centres
- Islesburgh Community Centre, Lerwick
- Whalsay Leaning Centre
Flexible start dates between September and April
For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Academic: You can progress on to our National Certificate (NC) Admin, Higher National Certificate (HNC) Computing, HNC Business, PDA IT in Business or Advanced ICDL.
Employment/Career: You might like to consider applying for office-related jobs.
Former students have: Progressed onto further study and gained promotion in related work areas.
Is there more information available online?
You can use the above QR code to connect directly to the course details.
Please email Study.Shetland@uhi.ac.uk or call 01595 771000 to request a booking form.
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Shetland. UHI Shetland operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.