ICDL – Spreadsheets – Base Module Unit


    ICDL Base modules certify skills that are considered essential skills because they are crucial for anyone who uses a computer to possess. There are four units in the ICDL Base Module: Computer Essentials, Online Essentials, Word Processing, and Spreadsheets.


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    This module allows candidates to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to demonstrate an ability to use a spreadsheet to produce accurate work outputs.

    On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

    • Work with spreadsheets and save them in different file formats.
    • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity.
    • Enter data into cells; use good practice in creating lists.
    • Select, sort and copy, move and delete data.
    • Edit rows and columns in a worksheet.
    • Copy, move, delete, and appropriately rename worksheets.
    • Create mathematical and logical formulas using standard spreadsheet functions; use good practice in formula creation; recognise error values in formulas.
    • Format numbers and text content in a spreadsheet.
    • Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully.
    • Adjust spreadsheet page settings.
    • Check and correct spreadsheet content before finally printing spreadsheets.

    What are the benefits of this module?

    • Covers the key skills needed to use spreadsheets.
    • Can be applied to a range of spreadsheets software from vendor packages to ‘freeware’.
    • Certifies best practice in effective spreadsheets software use.
    • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content.
    • 2 Weeks
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