Graduation ceremony for Athlone VTOS students

by Amy Townsend


Posted on 7th December 2019 at 10:00 am



Athlone VTOS students recently graduated at a certificate ceremony that was held in the Shamrock Lodge Hotel. The certification was provided by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) at Levels Four and Five and the Irish Computer Society Foundation provided certification for the European Computer Driving Licence [now ICDL] course. This year there were 48 certificates […]


ICILS Results Highlight Importance of Digital and Information Literacy Skills for Students

by Michael Tighe


Posted on 4th December 2019 at 12:24 pm



The results of the International Computer and Information Literacy Study 2018 were published earlier this month. They highlight the fallacy of ‘digital natives’ being digitally competent through exposure to digital devices. Shockingly, only 2% of students in the study showed an ability to assess online information critically. ICILS, which is published by the International Association […]


ICDL Ireland wins European Best Practice award

by Michael Tighe


Posted on 13th November 2019 at 10:29 am



ICDL Ireland won for the second year in a row at this year’s European Best Practice awards for the launch of our new digital certificates for ICDL candidates. Since June 2019 almost 50,000 students have been sent their digital certificate. ICDL Ireland and Irish Computer Society CEO Jim Friars said, ‘I am delighted to see […]


How to improve your digital skills for free

by Amy Townsend


Posted on 17th October 2019 at 3:53 pm



ICDL is the digital skills standard. We’ve worked together with SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority of Ireland, to offer you free digital skills elearning on a wide range of subjects. You can access the free elearning through your local ETB college which are based across the country. How can ICDL help me? Recent […]