ECDL Certificates

The European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is an internationally recognised IT qualification designed to give students the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively. The aim of this official ECDL online course is to help to improve your understanding and efficient use of computers.

Furthermore, an online ECDL course opens up a variety of opportunities through the broad range of skills it provides. More information on courses that can expand your IT skills can be found on our Information Technology courses page, or alternatively, take a look at our post on refreshing your IT Skills.

The ECDL qualification is taken from the ITQ (IT User Qualification) framework, which encourages learners to choose from a wide range of units at different levels.


ECDL Base is the compact ECDL profile consisting of 4 modules.


ECDL Standard

The ECDL Standard profile consists of 7 modules.


ECDL Advanced

With the ECDL Advanced the professional use of office applications – word processing, spreadsheets, data base, presentation – is certified.


ECDL Image Editing

The ECDL Image Editing Certificate proves that you are familiar with the functions of an image editing application.


ECDL Web Editing

The ECDL Web Editing Certificate proves, that you have acquired the basic skills to design and edit websites.



The ECDL CAD is the first certificate for two-dimensional computer aided design. It is a detailed introduction and a basis for continuing education and vocational development.


ECDL Computing

The ECDL Computing module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the use of computational thinking and coding to create simple computer programmes.