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The world's number one IT qualification

ECDL is the benchmark for digital literacy in educational systems around the globe.

ECDL equips students with the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively, building on existing knowledge and motivating further learning.

Tried, tested and trusted, ECDL programmes have been delivered to over 11 million people, in 41 languages across 148 countries. Over 2 million people have taken ECDL in the UK since 1997.


ECDL is a suite of qualifications developed by the ECDL Foundation, the leading international digital skills certification authority.

Updates to our qualifications

This is a United Kingdom government regulated qualification which is administered and approved by one or more of the following: Ofqual, Qualifications in Wales or SQA.


BCS seeks to provide equal access to assessment for all candidates.
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ECDL courseware demo

ECDL courseware demo
Our funded qualifications will prepare learners of all abilities for the digital workplace. Try these interactive demos, and see for yourself why they remain among the most popular to deliver.

Accredited in Scotland

Find out about BCS qualifications which have been credit rated and levelled on the SCQF.