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The ICDL is recognised as an international standard for end-user computing skills and is endorsed by a number of universities, colleges and schools in S A. To obtain the ICDL, a student must pass seven modules. It certifies that the holder has the knowledge and skill needed to use the most common applications practically and productively.

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

What is an ICDL?

Who recognises ICDL?

Global standard

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:-

  • Computer Essentials (Concepts of IT and File Management Combined)
  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations
  • Databases
  • Online Essentials (previously know as Information and Communication)

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:-

  • A FREE desktop computer on completion of the course to take home
  • The complete ICDL syllabus
  • A detailed step-by-step manual
  • A FREE Skills Log Book valued at R400.00
  • Sample exams for all six modules
  • Access to our computers and the Internet on Fridays at no extra cost (conditions apply)
  •  Setting up of a personalised e-mail address

Course Dates

Weekdays

The course duration is 3 months, 2 hours per day, Mon, Wed and Fri, from 9:00 - 11:00, 11:30 - 13:30 or 14:30-16:30 starting on the following dates:

  •    30 March 2015
  •    29 June 2015
  •    28 September 2015

Saturdays

The course duration is 12 Saturdays from 8:00 - 15:00 starting on the following dates:-

  •   31 Jaunuary 2015
  •   30 May 2015
  •   29 August 2015

Course Fee

The course fee of  R 4,500.00 excludes a non refundable registration fee of R150.00, and is payable in 3 instalments as follows:-

Deposit: R 1,500.00 payable on registration

First Instalment: R 1,500.00 payable at the end of the first month

Final Instalment: R 1,500.00 payable at the end of the second month

The examination fee of R150.00 per module is also not included on the course fee. You can now choose to write any number of modules and receive a certificate for those modules 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.

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

ICDL Benefits

    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?

ICDL exams are open to the public. The exam time is generally 9:00 - 15:00, and a person can sit for up to 7 exams.

The exams are conducted in Windows XP / 7 and Office 2003/2007/2010

 
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