ICS Skills welcomes global launch of new ECDL
16 May 2013 | 0
ICS Skills, the national licensee of ECDL in Ireland, has welcomed the official launch of new ECDL at an event in London this morning. The new version of the standard is being rolled out globally over the coming months and will be available in schools across Ireland from September. The revised syllabus promises better choice and flexibility of courses in areas of competency like Word processing and Web use.
Speaking at the official Irish launch, which took place at the ICS Skills National IT Training Conference, deputy CEO Mary Cleary said the changes would "bring increased flexibility whilst maintaining the quality and strength of this certification".
An awareness campaign aimed at reaching the half million people who have already taken an ECDL course, has been announced and will include a free taster of the new ECDL along with an expanded range of modules in a more flexible pack from as little as €50. There are also a number of ECDL modules which can be studied free of charge.