Free ECDL to Help Keep Ireland Connected During COVID-19

Posted on 13 Jul 2020 Last updated on 27 Jul 2020

European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL) is now free on the Further Education & Training Course hub ( to support those affected by the ongoing COVID-19 crisis. This is a new free government initiative to help Ireland stay connected during the current public health emergency.

Working in partnership with SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority, ECDL/ICDL resources have been made available for free on the SOLAS online learning service as a support to learners who have been impacted by the current containment measures.

Students can now access 10 ECDL courses for free including:

  • IT Security
  • Online Collaboration
  • Presentations
  • Spreadsheets
  • Computer Essentials
  • Online Essentials
  • Word Processing
  • Image Editing
  • Web Editing
  • Project Planning

Anyone over 16 with a PPS number can access the courses. 

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