Main learning outcomes

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

  • understand how to start up and shut down a computer
  • understand how to navigate the Desktop and how to store files
  • understand how to create, save and edit a document
  • understand how to use search engines, use online services and evaluate online information
  • Communicate online via email and instant messaging

The Digital Citizen programme outlines the basic skills needed to use a computer and the Internet. This specially designed module teaches candidates how to complete everyday tasks in a confident way. Digital Citizen is the successor to the popular EqualSkills programme and is designed for complete beginners. It is open to everyone regardless of status, education, age or ability. There are many people who have never used a computer but are aware of the Internet and its possible uses. If you would like to know more about computers and the Internet but feel learning these new skills is too complicated, then the Digital Citizen programme is for you. Digital Citizen is designed to be the first step for candidates to engage with the digital world.