ICDL International Computer Driving Licence

How do you gain the best computer skills or demonstrate those that you already have?

The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL, formerly ECDL) is the world’s number 1 IT user qualification, recognised and valued in workplaces around the globe as proof of competence in IT. Over 2 million people have taken ICDL in the UK alone.

Reasons to study ICDL

ICDL equips you with the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively, building on existing knowledge and motivating further learning.

Prove your IT skills which can help you find a job or progress your career.

Flexible learning - boost your skill set at any stage and at any age, and at your own pace.

It's what employers want. Employers need people who can contribute to achieving goals in the most efficient and productive way.

About ICDL

Whether you are a beginner or an advanced IT user, ICDL can be tailored at 3levels to meet your needs. There are 4qualifications available, each of which is made up of a combination of units at different levels. The ICDL Traditional and ICDL Advanced qualifications consist of a number fixed mandatory units. In contrast, the ICDL flexiqual qualifications enable you to choose the units you wish to study.

Study units include:

  • word processing,
  • spreadsheets,
  • presentations,
  • databases,
  • IT Security,
  • computer essentials (Windows 10),
  • online essentials (Internet),
  • using collaborative technologies (Google Drive and Dropbox), and,
  • improving productivity. 

The ICDL flexiqual qualifications include optional units - Online Collaboration (Google Drive) and Project Management. For full details about these qualifications and study units, please read the ICDL Guide.

ICDL taster sessions

Explore ICDL courses, study units, and qualifications by attending a free 1 hour taster session at Oxford Brookes. Complete the Online Taster Session form to arrange a classroom date, or alternatively a one to one video taster session.

Taster sessions are for everyone - students, staff and the general public. Sessions are held in the dedicated IT Training room ICDL Exam Centre, LLD G.03, which is located in the Lloyd building on the Headington campus. (view location map).

ICDL Contact

ICDL Centre Manager