By the end of 2018, 2 million digital skills assessments leading to certification under ECDL standards will be taken in the EU. This will contribute to reducing the high share of Europeans (45%) who lack basic digital skills and will increase their employability as well as mobility in the labour market. ECDL assessment test is a tool that leads to validation of skills and competences acquired. ECDL certification is a proof to potential employer or education institution that a person has the digital competence required.
Various studies have shown that people, who acquire ECDL certification, work more productively and they are more prone to finding a job or upgrading their position / working conditions in the existing workplace. All ECDL programmes adhere to high quality standards. The ECDL certification modules cover competences outlined in the European Digital Competence Framework for Citizens (DigComp). ECDL certification is also mapped to National Qualification Frameworks (NQFs) in numerous countries in Europe and worldwide.
|Digital skills assessments||Assessments leading to certification under ECDL standards||2,000,000||1,070,000|
|Milestone name||Completion date||Status|
|500 000 digital skills assessments will be taken in the EU||01/07/2017||Completed|
|1 000 000 digital skills assessments will be taken in the EU||01/01/2018||On Track|
|1 500 000 digital skills assessments will be taken in the EU||01/07/2018||N/A|
|2 000 000 digital skills assessments will be taken in the EU||01/01/2019||N/A|