Module overview

CategorySkill set
Introductory Concepts
  • Key concepts
  • Benefits and challenges
Self-management, Teamwork
  • Self-management
  • Teamwork
  • Policies
  • Technology
  • Security
  • Communications
  • Meetings
  • Idea Generation
  • Creation and Sharing
  • Calendars and Task Management

Main learning outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to understand the key concepts, benefits and challenges of working remotely. After passing this module, candidates will also be able to set up a remote working environment, be familiar with organisational policy, technology and security requirements, and be aware of the tools available to support remote work. They will be able to:

  • understand the key concepts, benefits and challenges of remote work
  • know how to self-manage and work effectively as a team in a remote environment
  • set up a remote working environment taking into consideration organisational policies, technology and security requirements
  • understand the main tools for supporting remote work and considerations for using them effectively

Why certify with ICDL?

  • ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
  • ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising professionals from all over the world.
  • The regularly updated syllabus content reflects day-to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of job roles.
  • ICDL modules focus on skills acquisition as well as an understanding of concepts.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor-independent so that skills and knowledge are transferable.
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally.


The detailed syllabus for the Remote Work module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.

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