ICDL 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.

Develop the basic computer and internet skills needed to progress to ICDL Workforce and beyond

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Computer and devices
  • Hardware concepts
  • Software concepts
  • Computer usage considerations
Desktop and managing files
  • First steps
  • Manage basic desktop steps
  • Manage files and folders
  • Create and save documents
  • Edit documents
  • Format documents
  • Print
  • Create and save spreadsheets
  • Enter content and edit spreadsheets
  • Format spreadsheets
  • Print
  • Search the web
  • Manage bookmarks
  • Manage search output
  • Send emails

Main learning outcomes

Candidates who complete the Digital Citizen Plus programme will gain the skills needed in order to progress onto the ICDL Workforce modules and beyond. They will be able to:

  • understand the basics of computer usage and the internet
  • know how to create, save and edit a document
  • understand how to create, save and edit a spreadsheet
  • navigate the desktop and manage files
  • search for information and communicate online
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