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International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)

ICDL is the world's leading computer skills certification. It helps to define the skils and competences needed when using a computer as well as common computer applications. ICDL offers a large collection of modules including; Computer Essentials, Word Processing and IT Security. Once each module has been successfully completed, candidates then undergo exams, which are relevent to their educational and professional requirements; helping them to create an ICDL profile. No matter where you are, ICDL offers the skills needed to succeed.

Computer Skills for Life

To date, more then 14 million people have engaged with the ICDL programme in over 100 countries worldwide through a network of over 24,000 ICDL accredited test centres. Due to our multicultural approach, ICDL is also avaliable in over 40 languages making it accessible to anyone who is interested in the programme. There are roughly 9 million candidates who are taking part in the programme every year and roughly around 35 million tests are taken annually by candidates.

Examination Board

Computer Society Of Zimbabwe

 

Why ICDL?

ICDL programmes are for anyone who wants to become completely competent with a computer and when using common applications. Computer skills enable people 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 an exam at the end of each module. Whether your in primary school or working professionally ICDL is for you.


ICDL for Individuals

Being computer literate is an essential and vital life skill. Computer skills allow individuals of any age to improve both their persoanal and professional lives. A computer skills certificate is an advantage as it can help candidates professionally by making them more attractive to the employers, while increasing their ability to communicate, access information and use services persoanlly.

ICDL for Schools

Students who have ICT skills befefit from an enriched educational experience and will be better prepared for life, work and further learning. These skills also allow teachers to use technology more effectively in the process of teaching, therefore achieving educational goals more efficiently. In doing so, teachers are able to save time and increase productivity in the classroom.

ICDL for Employers

Employers also look for individuals who have computer skills and are able to effectively to use a computer, compared to someone who isn't able to use a computer at all. Employees who are skilled in ICT enable organisations to use technology more effectively within a work place. This leads to better productivity and competitiveness, ensuring that operational objectives are achieved more effectively. ICDL certification programmes are utilised to increase the value of human capital and achieve productivity gains through developing competent employees.

 

ICDL Basic Modules

ICDL provide four base modules that help to cerfity skills th at are considered essential skills because they are crucial for anyone who uses a computer to prossess.

Basic Modules

•Computer Essentials
•Word Proccessing
• Spreadsheets
• Internet and Email

 

ICDL Advanced Modules

ICDL advanced modules enable candidates to become a 'power user' as they will be able to perform advanced actions in four of the most commonly used applications. These modules are aimed at the work users who need to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of these applications in the course of their job role. Prior to taking an ICDL advanced module, it is recommended that you will already have successful completed the respective ICDL module, however this is not mandatory.

Advanced Modules

• Word Processing
• Spreadsheets
• Database
• Presenations


 

iTrain ICDL Timetable

Here at iTrain, each ICDL candidate is required to have at least 2 hours worth of study time each working day (excluding weekends). To ensure this, we provide three flexible sessions that enable our students to complete their 2 hour daily target. The hours are not fixed, so individuals are able to attend which ever session works best for them. By providing this flexibility, we feel we are able to cater for the availability needs of each and every student we have, no matter their age.

 

Session Timetable

Morning Session: 08:00am - 10:00am

Afternoon Session: 14:00pm - 16:00pm

Evening Session: 17:00pm - 19:00pm


 

Country Profiles

The ICDL programme is operational in over 20 countries throughout sub-Saharan Africa. In Southern Africa, the Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) operate the programme in Zambia and Zimbabwe. While ICDL South Africa run the programme in Botswana, Lesotho, Nambia, South Africa and Swaziland. ICDL Africa has responsibility for the remainder of the territories, from its head office in Rwanda. Find out more in-depth information on activities in each country by clicking on the relevant country profile.

Zimbabwe

The Computer Society of Zimbabwe (CSZ) was founded in 1974 with the principal objective of benefitting the ICT industry in Zimbabwe. The society's aims are to educate the general public on the use and development of Information Technology.

Zimbabwe continues to be early adopter for all new ICDL programmes, in early 2016 it began a pilot of the new ICT in Education module across 3 schools.

Course Fees

Profile Card - 150 RTGS

Tuition Fees (Per Module)- 40 RTGS

Exam Fees (Per exam)- 95 RTGS

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