ECDL - Blended/Online with 'Live' Tutor sessions OR by eLearning
You will receive an online eCert on passing your first ICDL module (formerly ECDL). The eCert is then automatically updated every time you pass an exam. You can download your ICDL eCert' Your eCerts appear in your profile tab, when you login.
Lir Business Services & Training Centre became an ICDL/ECDL (ICS Skills) Provider in 2007. We provide training to individuals, groups and in-company training, including training for specific purposes within a company.
These can be completed through eLearning (self-paced) or through Blended Learning (combination of online 'Live' Tutor class and learning).
The Image Editing module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use and work with images.
This modules develops good practice when creating, editing, and outputting digital images.
Whether communicating with one person or a million people, images are a useful way to convey facts, concepts, and emotions. Being able to use images to enhance presentations, reports, and documents increases their impact and improves people’s engagement with the information contained. It is an important skill that complements many other ICDL modules.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates, from students and academics to entrepreneurs and workers, as well as people interested in creative activities.
The Presentations module covers the main concepts and skills needed to work with presentation software to create and use presentations.
Presentations are a helpful way of communicating information, whether it is to be delivered by a speaker or used as a reference or guide. Being able to present information so that it can be clearly understood is a valuable skill in the workplace.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates in any type of job role that involves communicating with different audiences for different purposes.
The Remote Work module covers the main concepts and good practices needed to work effectively from any remote location.
Being able to work effectively outside of the office is beneficial for both employee and organisation, and at times a necessity for business continuity. However, without the necessary skills, working remotely can be an ineffective and frustrating experience.
This module is suitable for any candidates who work remotely, or are preparing to work remotely. It covers the key concepts and good practices for working remotely, as well as the main types of tools that can be used to support remote work and the key considerations for using them effectively.
The Financial Spreadsheets module covers the advanced skills needed to produce sophisticated reports, perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations, and improve productivity using a spreadsheet application.
Spreadsheets are an important tool for managing and analysing financial data. But taking advantage of the more advanced features that spreadsheet tools offer needs deeper, enhanced skills. This module will help professionals use the complex capabilities of spreadsheet tools to understand data and make informed decisions.
This module is suitable for people who are already proficient in common spreadsheet activities, such as those covered in the ICDL Spreadsheets module. It looks at elements of spreadsheet use most relevant to people working in finance roles and complements the skills and concepts in the ICDL Spreadsheets (Advanced) module.
This module introduces Big Data, a term which relates to the management and analysis of sets of data that are typically too large for traditional data-processing software.
Most businesses and organisations deal with large volumes of data on a day to day basis. It is what organisations do with the data that matters. Big data can be analysed for insights that lead to better decisions and strategic business moves.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, non-technical professionals who wish to build and demonstrate an understanding of Big Data, facilitating engagement with their technical colleagues or their suppliers, or students who wish to add general technical knowledge to sector-specific or general studies.
The Teamwork module covers the main concepts and skills needed to work effectively in a team using collaborative tools and platforms.
Effective teamwork requires a group of people to work together to complete a shared goal. However, effective collaboration can be challenging without the appropriate collaborative tools and platforms or the skills to use them. These technologies make it possible for team members to communicate effectively with each other, plan and manage tasks, and store and share information and expertise, from one secure online location.
This module is suitable for any person who works in a team or is preparing to work in a team that uses collaborative tools to achieve their shared goals.
The Project Planning module covers the main skills needed to use project management software when managing projects. This includes preparing, monitoring, and overseeing different elements of a project such as time, costs, tasks, resources, priorities, and collaborators.
Regardless of sector, many roles have become more complex and involve greater accountability, more collaboration, and therefore closer management. Specialist software can help to support project management from conception to sign-off: giving oversight of all the inputs, outputs, and resources of a project.
Workers are increasingly expected to apply project planning skills to their daily tasks, regardless of what type of role they are in. These skills are no longer exclusive to senior managers or project managers.
The Digital Citizen programme outlines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the Internet. This specially designed module teaches candidates how to complete everyday tasks in a confident way.
Digital Citizen is designed for complete beginners and is open to everyone regardless of status, education, age or ability. There are many people who have never used a computer but are aware of the Internet and its possible uses. If you would like to know more about computers and the Internet but feel learning these new skills is too complicated, then the Digital Citizen programme is for you.
Digital Citizen is designed to be the first step for candidates to engage with the digital world. Candidates who successfully pass the Digital Citizen programme, may wish to continue their learning, by registering for the Digital Citizen Plus programme and the ICDL Workforce Modules.
The Digital Marketing module covers the main concepts and skills of digital marketing, such as creating a web presence, optimising content for search engines, using social media platforms, selling online, different types of advertising, as well as monitoring and improving campaigns using analytics.
Digital marketing is a growing sector and workers with these skills are in demand. As businesses access new markets through online channels, they need employees who can help to build their online trading and commerce capabilities.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, entrepreneurs, employees of small- and medium- sized enterprises, students, and marketing professionals who want to build and certify their digital marketing skills.
The IT Security module covers the main skills and knowledge needed for the secure use of ICT in everyday settings, at home and at work.
For individuals and organisations, it is important to understand good practice in maintaining a secure network connection, using the internet safely and securely, and managing data and information. This module covers concepts around secure information and data, physical security, privacy, and identity theft.
As data and information are valuable, having the appropriate knowledge, skills, and awareness to protect them is beneficial in a wide range of job roles. The IT Security module helps workers and employers protect these crucial resources.
The Presentations (Advanced) module covers the advanced skills needed to plan and create effective presentations, manage and protect presentations, as well as the technical considerations of giving presentations.
Presentations are helpful in a wide range of business settings and are now a standard communication tool.
At the same time, how information is presented has a big impact on how well that information is understood. Workers need to be able to communicate complex information in ways that suit different types of audience and for different purposes.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, employees who need to share knowledge with others, entrepreneurs pitching for support or investment, business people selling a product or service, or academics presenting research findings or new projects.
Digital Citizen Plus
Technology is a key element of modern life and workplace, however many people have had very little exposure to computers or the internet and may find the need to develop the necessary digital skills for everyday tasks or for the modern workplace daunting.
Digital Citizen Plus is designed for beginners and is open to everyone regardless of status, education, age or ability. The module helps to remove the fear of using a computer by employing a skills-based approach to educating individuals in the basics of using a computer, email and the internet
The Digital Citizen Programme does not require you to pass a test and is designed to build confidence levels, before progressing on the path to digital literacy certification with the ICDL Workforce Programme and beyond.
Internet of Things
The IoT module introduces the Internet of Things, which extends Internet connectivity from computers and related devices to other physical devices or common objects and leverages from technologies such as embedded systems, wireless sensors, and automation.
Over the last few years, there has been an explosion in the scale of the Internet of Things. Homes, offices, factories and entire cities are being made “smart” by the proliferation of Internet-connected devices. Some estimates suggest that the number of connected IoT devices will reach 41.6 billion by 2025. Organisations and societies are only now starting to grasp the potential and implications of this trend.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, non-technical professionals who wish to build and demonstrate an understanding of IoT, facilitating engagement with their technical colleagues or their suppliers, or students who wish to add general technical knowledge to sector-specific or general studies.
The 3D Design module covers the main concepts and skills needed to create three-dimensional drawings using computer-aided design (CAD).
This module develops the knowledge and skills to use 3D design software for tasks such as manipulating objects and rendering photo-realistic graphics
using lights, textures, and backgrounds.
This module is suitable for students, designers, engineers, architects, technical staff, and people who want to build on their 2D CAD skills by exploring the potential of 3D modelling. CAD is used extensively in a wide range of industries.
The Computer Essentials module covers the main concepts and skills needed for using devices, computers, ICT, and software effectively.
Using computers in the workplace is now a common occurrence. Knowing how to manage computers, devices, and data securely and effectively is a valuable skill for workers.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to be able to take advantage of technology. It covers a range of main skills on computers, such as changing settings, creating and managing files, connecting to a network, and securing data.
The Cloud Computing module introduces the use of Internet-connected remote servers to store, manage, and process data, instead of using local servers or computers.
Cloud computing and cloud services are increasingly common technologies used by organisations to add flexibility, efficiency, and innovation. Many job roles in a range of sectors need to have an understanding of the potential of these technologies, as well as a grasp of the benefits and challenges associated with their adoption.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, non-technical professionals who wish to build and demonstrate an understanding of Cloud Computing, facilitating engagement with their technical colleagues or their suppliers, or students who wish to add general technical knowledge to sector-specific or general studies.
The Documents module covers the main concepts and skills needed for common word processing tasks, such as creating, formatting, and finishing letters and other everyday documents.
With so many job roles now using essential ICT skills, workers need to demonstrate their ability to use word processing applications to produce workplace documents effectively. This module covers the knowledge and skills needed to create clearly presented, well-structured documents.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to be able to work with documents effectively using a range of word processing applications.
The 2D Design module covers the main concepts and skills needed to create two-dimensional drawings, change object properties, and print or plot outputs.
Computer-aided design (CAD) is used extensively in a wide range of industries. CAD skills are in demand in digital sectors, although with CAD applications even non-technical professionals can create complex 2D designs and concepts.
This module is suitable for students and working professionals in fields related to the architectural, engineering, and construction sectors. It would also be of value to designers in areas such as product development, gaming, and technology.
The Databases 6.0 module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to understanding the concept of a database and demonstrating competence in using a database application.
Understanding the structure of a database and being able to carry out common tasks using a standalone database is an important competence for those who deal with large sets of data. The Using Databases module covers the definition of a database and how it is organized, table creation and linking, as well as filters, queries, forms and reports.
The Coding Principles module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use code and computational thinking. It helps develop the skills used to create simple computer programmes.
Computational thinking is used in many job roles, not just programme and software development. Coding is becoming the new standard of literacy, with skills used in roles as varied as art and design, engineering, data analysis, and science. Computing develops related skills such as problem- solving,
pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates, including students and those who would like to develop their IT skills. Computer science is a broad field and its applications continue to grow.
The Documents (Advanced) module covers the concepts and skills needed to produce complex documents. It looks at areas such as creating long reports, formatting documents so they are attractive and easy to read, structuring information and creating templates, as well as improving productivity.
Employers expect professional workers to be able to produce complex written documents that communicate effectively no matter the topic. Word processing software has become very sophisticated, so it is vital to have the skills that take advantage of the features available to produce well-structured and attractive documents efficiently.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to go beyond basic word processing skills and produce sophisticated documents. The skills developed in this module are applicable in any work or academic setting. Candidates will also see an improvement in productivity and learn to collaborate with others on documents.
The Artificial Intelligence module introduces the potential of artificial intelligence (AI) – the intelligence demonstrated by a machine when it perceives its environment and takes actions that maximise the likelihood of achieving specific goals.
By deploying the right AI technology, businesses and organisations can save time and money and can innovate by automating routine processes and tasks, increasing productivity and operational efficiencies and making faster business decisions based on outputs from cognitive technologies.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, non-technical professionals who wish to build and demonstrate an understanding of Artificial Intelligence, facilitating engagement with their technical colleagues or their suppliers, or students who wish to add general technical knowledge to sector-specific or general studies.
The Management Spreadsheets module covers the advanced skills needed to use the versatile features of spreadsheets to produce reports, provide statistical or mathematical analysis, and manage data more effectively and productively.
The benefits of data-based decision-making are widely recognised. All types of organisation need workers who are able to use spreadsheets effectively – not just for storing tabular data, but for the sophisticated way that spreadsheets can be used to validate, interpret, and present information.
As data becomes easier to source and share, inputting, extracting, and displaying data (either internally or externally) is now a common task for workers in all types of role and every sector.
The Online Collaboration module covers the main concepts and skills needed to collaborate online using web-based tools and services.
With distributed teams, remote working, and outsourcing now common practice in organisations, workers are often interacting with people who are elsewhere in the world. Technology is helping to remove geographical and organisational boundaries at work, but this also means that new skills are needed to collaborate effectively with colleagues.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates in all types of job role. Online collaboration does not only apply when colleagues work long distances from each other. Collaboration tools and services bring many productivity gains that will also benefit workers in the same location.
The Data Protection module covers important knowledge relating to data protection concepts and principles, data subject rights, data protection policies and measures, and regulatory compliance.
With more and more activities and transactions going digital, a growing number of workers find themselves handling sensitive personal data. It is more important than ever that the people working with personal data have the skills to do so securely and legally.
The personal consequences for individuals of a breach of the security of their personal data can be substantial, as can be the legal and commercial consequences for organisations. An understanding of data protection concepts is increasingly valued by employers. This module is relevant for organisations inside and outside the European Union.
The Spreadsheets module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use spreadsheets, such as tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying, and using a spreadsheet.
Organising and analysing data using a spreadsheet application produces useful insights for all types of organisation. In addition to using standard formulas and functions, this module covers visualisation of data through creating and formatting graphs or charts.
The analysis of numerical data is an important activity in a wide range of job roles. Accountants, project managers, sales executives, engineers – and many more – rely
on spreadsheets to carry out crucial calculations.
The Databases (Advanced) module sets out key database concepts and covers the use of a relational database application to create an advanced database structure and outputs.
The Databases (Advanced) module covers the tools available in database applications to better manage and organise structured information. Effective use of these tools to manage and analyse high volumes of data can produce the quantity and quality of information that business today demands.
The Online Essentials module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use the internet and email – including web browsing, effective information search, and online communication.
Using online tools and services to find and share information is an important part of working life. This module develops the skills and knowledge that support these activities, focusing on browsing, searching, and communicating.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to access and use the internet effectively and securely.
The Data Analytics module covers the main concepts and skills needed to analyse statistics, prepare data sets, summarise data, and create data visualisations.
As technology is used more and more for everyday activities such as sales, production, logistics, and customer services, organisation are generating large sets of data which can be a valuable resource if evaluated correctly.
This module is suitable for entrepreneurs, managers, or workers who need practical skills in data analysis so that they can deliver business intelligence and insights.