Community Education Computer Society

Computer Literacy For All!

 
CECS was established in April 1985 - 31 years of ICT Education & Training

123 Pritchard Street
3rd Floor House of Movements
JOHANNESBURG

E-mail: courses@cecs.org.za

ICDL is the world's leading computer skills certification. To date more than 14 million people have engaged with the ICDL programme, in over 150 countries, through a network of over 24,000 ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs).

The ICDL programme defines the skills and competencies necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. It offers a wide range of modules including Computer Essentials, Word Processing and IT Security. Candidates take tests in the modules which are most relevant to their educational and professional requirements, thereby creating their ICDL Profile. Whether in school, university or in the workplace, ICDL offers the skills you need to succeed. 

CECS is registered with the ICDL Foundation (registration number 60703) since 2004.

Why the ICDL?

ICDL programmes are for anyone who wishes to become fully competent in the use of a computer and common applications. Computer skills enable people of all ages to understand and use technology to improve their personal and professional lives. ICDL modules provide a practical programme of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas which are validated by a test.

ICDL For Individuals

The ability to use a computer effectively is an essential life skill. Computer skills enable people of all ages to understand and use technology to improve their personal and professional lives. A computer skills certification can help the holder’s professional life by making them more attractive to employers, while increasing their ability to communicate and access information and services in their personal life.

ICDL For Employees

Skilled employees enable organisations to use technology more effectively, leading to increases in productivity and competitiveness and ensuring that operational objectives are achieved more efficiently.  ICDL certification programmes are used to increase the value of human capital and achieve productivity gains through developing competent employees.

Prerequisite

You must be confident with the keyboard and mouse.

Modules

The new ICDL is made up of a range of modules – each module provides a practical programme of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas, which are validated by a test. New ICDL enables you to develop and certify your computer skills in the subject areas of your choice, and to the level that you need – either for work, or for day-to-day life. Through the module combination that you choose, you create your own individual ICDL Profile.

 The following modules are offered at CECS with a brief outline:

MODULE: Computer Essentials

  • Computers and Devices
  • Desktop, Icons, Settings
  • Outputs
  • File Management
  • Networks
  • Security and Well-Being

Click here for a detailed syllabus for Computer Essentials

MODULE: Word Processing

  • Using the Application
  • Document Creation
  • Formatting
  • File Management
  • Objects
  • Mail Merge
  • Prepare Outputs

Click here for a detailed syllabus for Word Processing

MODULE: Spreadsheets

  • Using the Application
  • Cells
  • Managing Worksheets
  • File Management
  • Formatting
  • Charts
  • Prepare Outputs

Click here for a detailed syllabus for Spreadsheets

MODULE: Presentations

  • Using the Application
  • Developing a Presentation
  • Text
  • Graphical Objects
  • Prepare Outputs

Click here for a detailed syllabus for Presentations

MODULE: Databases

  • Understanding Databases
  • Using the Application
  • Tables
  • Retrieving Information
  • Objects
  • Outputs

Click here for a detailed syllabus for Databases

MODULE: Online Essentials

  • Web Browsing Concepts
  • Web Browsing
  • Web-Based Information
  • Communication Concepts
  • Using Emails

Click here for a detailed syllabus for Online Essentials

The above modules covers both Beginners and Intermediate levels.

Benefits of Attending the ICDL Course at CECS

When you enrol and pay for the course you will receive:-

  • The complete ICDL syllabus
  • A detailed step-by-step manual
  • Sample exams for all six modules
  • Setting up of a personalised e-mail address

Course Dates

Weekdays - FULL DAYS

  • Course Date: 13 February 2017
  • Duration: 3 weeks, Monday - Thursday
  • Times: 9:00 - 16:00

Weekdays - HALF DAYS

  • Course Date: 6 March 2017
  • Duration: 6 weeks, Monday - Thursday
  • Times: 9:00 - 12:30 OR 13:00 16:30

Saturdays

  • Course Date: 11 February 2017
  • Duration: 12 Saturdays
  • Times: 9:00 - 15:00

We accept late registrations as follows:

  • Till 15 February 2017 - Course starting on 13 February 2017
  • Till 13 March 2017 - Course starting on 6 March 2017
  • Till 25 February 2017 - Course starting on 11 February 2017.

Participants who registers late must catchup in their own time.

Course Fee

Weekdays - FULL DAYS

  • Cash Fee: R 4 500.00

Weekdays - HALF DAYS

  • Cash Fee: R 4 500.00
  • Term Fee: R 5 000.00
  • Payment of the Term Fee is a deposit of R 2 500.00 and one instalment of R 2 500.00

Saturdays

  • Cash Fee: R 4 500.00
  • Term Fee: R 5 000.00
  • Payment of the Term Fee is a deposit of R 2 500.00 and 2 instalments of R 1 2500.00

The course fee excludes a non-refundable registration fee of R 200.00.

There are discounts for Early Bird payments and where two or more from the same company/organisation/household registers.

A comparison with commercial ICT training companies reveals that the ICDL course will set you back at least R9000.00.

Course Venue

This course is only conducted at CECS' premises in Johannesburg.

We are willing to conduct the ICDL course on behalf of companies or organisations in other parts of the country for a minimum of 12 participants. The company or organisation must provide the venue and computers.

Skills Log Book & Examination Fee

CECS will not issue a certificate for this course. Participants must sit for the ICDL exams for which they will be prepared by CECS.

Participants will have to buy a Skills Log Book which is R250.00. The examination fee is R150.00 per module.

You can choose to write any number of modules and receive a certificate for the module(s) passed, even if it is for only one module. However, only your first certificate will be issued at no cost to you and should you wish to request another certificate for other additional modules passed in the future, you will be charged for it.

ICDL Benefits

The following are some of the benefits of the ICDL:

  • Raises the level of IT knowledge and competency of all computer users.
  • Improve productivity at work.
  • Reduces IT support cost.
  • Enable employers to invest more efficiently in IT.
  • Improve individual's job prospects and job mobility.

ICDL Exam Dates

Exams are conducted the last Friday of the month if there are sufficient participants.

ICDL exams are open to the public, even those who were not trained by CECS, but are familiar with the course objectives and have practical experience.

The exam duration for a module is 45 minutes.

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