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 our 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.
You must be confident with the keyboard and mouse.
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
- 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:-
- The complete ICDL syllabus
- A detailed step-by-step manual
- Sample exams for all six modules
- Setting up of a personalised e-mail address
Dates to be announced
The course fee is R 4 500.00 and excludes a non-refundable registration fee of R 200.00.
A comparison with commercial ICT training companies reveals that the ICDL course will set you back at least R9000.00.
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.
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 every Friday if there are sufficient participants.
ICDL exams are open to the public.
The exam duration for a module is 45 minutes.