ECDL and ICDL have received endorsements and mappings to frameworks from organisations and governments around the world. Find out more about how our programmes are aligned with skills and educational standards…
In order to understand what the key elements of digital competence are and how to assess it, the European Commission developed DigComp. ECDL Foundation’s new brochure explains what the framework is, how it works, and how ECDL relates to it.
Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition Pledge
The Digital Skills and Jobs Coalition is a partnership of organisations from the public, private and non-profit sectors that works to tackle digital skills shortages across Europe. The Coalition was formed by the European Commission as part of the Digital Single Market Strategy, and follows on from the earlier Grand Coalition for Digital Jobs, which operated from 2013 to 2016.
ISTE Seal of Alignment
The ICDL programme received a Seal of Alignment from ISTE in 2017. The Seal of Alignment shows that ICDL has been independently reviewed by ISTE, and was found to be aligned with the ISTE Standards.
Qualifications frameworks, like the European Qualifications Framework, make it easy to compare qualifications and certifications from different countries with each other. International qualifications, such as ECDL, can be mapped to National Qualification Frameworks and, in this way, become officially recognised in different countries in Europe and worldwide. The ECDL programme has been mapped to NQFs in a number of countries.
ECDL is mapped to the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which replaced the Qualifications & Credit Framework and the National Qualifications Framework in October 2015.
ECDL has been mapped to the Malta Qualifications Framework since 2010. The mapping was updated in 2013 to reflect ‘New ECDL’.
Since 2011, the ICDL programme has been mapped to the Workforce Skills Qualification (WSQ) Employability Skills ICT Framework.
ICDL has been recognised as a qualified IT standard in Vietnam since November 2015 under Circular 03/2014/BTTTT of the Ministry of Information and Communication.
ICDL is mapped to the Australian Qualifications Framework and the Queensland Certificate of Education. The intended target audience is vocational education.