The New ECDL ICT Bundle covers both the new and fundamental skills your students need to study and work. Our online learning is intuitive, easy for your students to use and with only a little help your students will find their way round our courses.
Included in the ICT Bundle is ‘The Computing Curriculum’ – designed by The Irish Computer Society – to complement ECDL and address the demand for a practical IT syllabus in second level schools.
More Choice: A choice of at least 13 ECDL modules instead of 7
Free Unlimited Practice Tests and Resits. All teachers can get their ECDL too.
Access to all 4 Computing Curriculum Modules
Greater Flexibility: Candidates essentially register once and they have a skills card for life.
The ECDL ICT Bundle includes everything from digital literacy and content creation, all the way up to software programming and design. 17 modules (13 ECDL & 4 Computing Curriculum Modules) are available to choose from and more on the way.
ECDL® Computer Essentials
Start here if you’re starting out. Learn the basics of computer usage, files and data security.
ECDL® Image Editing
How use image editing apps to enhance images, apply effects, and prepare images for printing.
ECDL® Word Processing
How to write, format and print professional-looking documents using a word processing application.
ECDL® Using Databases
How to use a database application to quickly input, securely store and easily find information.
ECDL® Web Editing
How to use HTML, CSS and images to build, update and publish websites on the Internet.
ECDL® IT Security
How to protect against hacking and theft, and evaluate security products and solutions.
ECDL® 2D CAD
How to use 2D CAD software in such sectors as architecture, engineering and construction.
ECDL® Project Planning
How to use project management software to plan and review the progress of projects.
How to use a presentation application to create audience-winning slideshows that include text, images and videos.
How to use a spreadsheet to record, layout, analyse, graph and report on data using a spreadsheet application.
ECDL® Online Collaboration
Work smarter by using web-based collaborative tools such as productivity apps, social media and calendars.
ECDL® Data Protection Essentials
How the fundamental rights and obligations contained within the Data Protection Acts impact how organisations must handle client information.
ICS Skills Digital Media 1 (Computing Curriculum)
An introduction to digital media that enables students to express their creativity by using hardware, software, text, images, audio and video to create a digital story.
ICS Skills Computational Thinking 1 (Computing Curriculum)
Developing logical thinking, abstraction, generalisation, and pattern recognition skills using Algorithms, Flowcharts, Pseudo code, Logic and Programming.
ICS Skills Multimedia Storytelling (Computing Curriculum)
A progression from Digital Media 1, students employ advanced techniques in using multimedia effectively to tell multi-dimensional, non-linear stories.
ICS Skills Microprocessors (Computing Curriculum)
Students explore, use and program small microcomputers such as the Raspberry Pi, Arduino and Genie Boards.
In June 2012 a group of teachers and educators met, at the behest of ICS Skills, to start a process of creating a syllabus in computing for the junior cycle of Irish 2nd level schools. To this process members of the Syllabus Working Group brought their passion for the use of Information Technology in education in all its forms. ICS Skills Computing Curriculum consists of four modules totaling a minimum of 100 hours class-time.
ICS Skills Computing Curriculum will formalise as well as enhance and augment the good work being done in this area by many schools. The ICS Skills Computing Curriculum is complementary to programmes like ECDL, which aim to teach basic digital literacy to all students.
Four Modules include:
1. Digital Media 1
2. Computational Thinking 1
3. Multimedia Storytelling
Resources and Support
Teacher Resource Kits
Online automated tests
Training and Support
What’s the recommended time for delivering New ECDL modules? It all depends on the learner profile, the New ECDL modules selected, the order they are delivered and the training methods e.g. classroom, elearning, blended etc. Review the syllabus in detail before planning any course.
Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Databases and Presentations have not changed so what you allowed for these modules previously is fine. (Anything from 6 – 10 hours of traditional instructor led training, depending on the module)
Online Essentials is an update of ECDL SV5 Module 7 so whatever you allowed for that module is fine for Online Essentials. (Again, 6-10 hours classroom time) Computer Essentials is an amalgamation of ECDL SV5 Module 1 and 2. A lot of the repetition in these modules has been removed so it is not just a case of adding the two modules together. Review the syllabus carefully and allow for somewhere in between what you would have previously devoted to module 1 and module 2. IT Security is a theory-based module so could be compared to ECDL SV5 Module 1 in terms of delivery time.
Web Editing and Image Editing are substantial modules for candidates and used to be run as standalone certifications. At that time we advised approximately 25 hours for delivery as an instructor-led course. New elearning will reduce that time but these modules should still be allocated a longer time period than say, the application modules. For Online Collaboration and Project Planning allow at least the same amount of time as you would for Word Processing or Spreadsheets.