ICDL - International Computer Driving Licence SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

Our International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is an internationally recognised IT qualification that is designed to give learners the skills to efficiently and confidently use a computer.

Not only will this give you the confidence to perform IT tasks; This is a desirable qualification recognised by employers as proof of ability and competence when working with IT, thus completion will enhance your employability.

This course is part of our Open Learning courses available at UHI Orkney.

Entry requirements

It is preferable for applicants to have basic computing skills.

  • Security for IT users
  • IT user Fundamentals
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Database software
  • Presentation software
  • Using Email
  • Internet

How will I study my course?

  • Open Learning

This course is self-study which can be undertaken at home or on campus, with tutor support available.

How long will my course last?

Open Learning

Open Learning - Once started, you can complete this qualification at your own pace, in your own time.

Where can I study my course?

    Start date

    Variable start dates during term time. Please contact us to find out when we can get you started.


    Full time

    If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.

    Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.

    Part time

    Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.

    If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.

    What can I do on completion of my course?

    This programme aims to improve students IT skills to improve employability skills and / or support further study in other areas.

    Is there more information available online?

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    To apply for this Open Learning course, please contact the college on (01856) 569000 or email aj.seatter@uhi.ac.uk

    We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at Orkney College UHI. Orkney College UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.