Microsoft's Digital Literacy curriculum is now live and available at no cost. The goal of the Digital Literacy curriculum is to teach basic computer concepts and skills so that people can use computer technology in everyday life to develop new social and economic opportunities for themselves, their families and their communities.
The Digital Literacy curriculum is available free-of-charge to everyone wanting to improve their digital literacy skills. It is easy to follow and if you have a PC at home you will be able to study on your own - or with support from your family - at any time.
Successful completion of the Digital Literacy curriculum prepares you to take a recognised qualification - the Digital Literacy Certificate - with the awarding body, OCR. Use the links on the right to find an examining centre near you.
Please note there will now be a registration page to complete before starting the DLC.
Access Version 1 of the Curriculum in English (Windows XP / Office 200)
Access Version 2 of the Curriculum in English (Vista / Office 2007)
Access the Curriculum in Irish
Frequently Asked Questions
Access the Curriculum in Languages other than English
Whether you are entirely new to computing or have some experience, this curriculum will help you develop a fundamental understanding of computers. From using the Internet, to sending email, to creating a CV, the Digital Literacy curriculum helps you develop the essential skills you need to begin computing with confidence.
The Digital Literacy curriculum consists of five courses:
- Computer Basics
- The Internet and the World Wide Web
- Productivity Programmes (Word processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Databases)
- Computer Security and Privacy
- Digital Lifestyles
- These courses are in elearning format with online assessments but are also available for download in Microsoft Word Format