Course Name: ICDL – International Certificate of Digital LiteracyCourse Code: FGQ276
Attendance: EveningDuration: 11 weeks
Start Date: 11/09/2024End Date: 21/11/2024
Course Fee: €300Fee Waiver: May Apply to applicants in receipt of payment from Dept' of Social Protection
Course Fee: €300Fee Waiver: May Apply to applicants in receipt of payment from Dept' of Social Protection
Course Location: City of Dublin ETB, Finglas Training Centre, Dublin 11, D11 KW18

Course Description

Course Objectives

  • Understand the key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software as well as working effectively on the computer desktop using icons and windows.
  • Learn how to adjust the main operating system settings and how to use the built-in help features; creating a simple document and printing an output, in addition to creating PowerPoint presentations, and learning to edit and modify these documents.
  • Enable participants to apply different formats for documents to enhance them before distribution and recognising good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options.
  • Enable participants to insert tables, images and drawn objects into documents and choosing built-in options such as the Help function within the application to enhance productivity.
  • Enable participants to edit rows and columns in a worksheet. In addition, copying, moving, deleting and appropriately renaming worksheets.
  • Enable participants to create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions, using good practice in formula creation, and recognising error values in formulas and understanding what a database is and how it is organised and operated.
  • Enable participants to create a table, defining and modifying fields and their properties; entering and editing data in a table.
  • Enable participants to use the web browser and managing browser settings, bookmarks, web outputs and understanding concepts of online communities, communications and e-mail.
  • Enable participants to use appropriate web browser settings and understanding how to authenticate websites and browse the web securely and understanding communication security issues that can arise from using e-mail, social networks, voice over Internet protocol, instant messaging and mobile devices.
  • Enable participants to backup and restore data to local and cloud storage sites, as well as delete and safely dispose of data.


  • Course introduction
  • Computer Essentials
  • Online Essentials
  • Documents (MS Word)
  • Spreadsheets (MS Excel)
  • Presentations (MS PowerPoint)
  • Using Databases (MS Access)
  • Online Collaboration
  • Conclusion

For further information please contact the Evening Training Office 01-8140268/01-8140265

Commencing 11/09/2024

Wednesday and Thursday Evenings
06.30pm – 09.30pm
11 weeks


Course Content


  • Course introduction
  • Computer essentials
  • Word 2013
  • Excel
  • PowerPoint
  • Database – Access
  • Online essentials
  • IT security
  • Conclusion

Entry Requirements

  • Applicants must have reached the current statutory school leaving age
  • Course participants must have completed a Preparation for ICDL or an equivalent course which included basic computer skills and a good working knowledge of using the computer and Microsoft Word.
  • Good numerical and literacy skills are essential
  • Good written and verbal communications skills are desirable


ICDL Certificate

Certification Fee

Included in Course Fee

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