As a result of increasing demand in the Gulf region for beginner and advanced internationally recognized certifications, ICDL GCC Foundation offers five main qualifications, namely e-Citizen, EqualSkills, ICDL Core, ICDL Advanced and the Certified Training Professional (CTP). These qualifications are based on globally unified benchmarks, endorsed and recognized by computer societies, government bodies, academic institutions and international organizations around the world due to their exceptionally high standard and relevance to today's e-participation. The unique range and depth of input that goes into creating the syllabus of each qualification program ensures that the certifications are always meaningful and substantiated.
The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)
The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) Concept is a global computer literacy initiative developed to raise the level of knowledge about Information Technology (IT) and increase the level of competence in using personal computers and common computer applications for all the citizens of the world.
Owned and coordinated by The European Computer Driving Licence Foundation Limited (ECDL-F) , a not-for-profit organization based in Dublin, Ireland, the ICDL GCC Foundation is an internationally recognized, vendor-neutral certificate which demonstrates a person’s competence in computing knowledge and skills in accordance with international standards.
ICDL: What is it?
The ICDL is a test of practical skills and competencies and consists of seven separate modules covering computer theory and practice. To achieve an ICDL certification, the Candidate must successfully pass a test in all seven modules.
Who is ICDL for?
The ICDL programme is for anyone who needs to demonstrate to an international standard that they are fully competent in the use of a personal computer and common computer applications and that they know the essential concepts of Information Technology.
Prospective Candidates should ideally have used computers and the common software applications before. Other programmes are also available for those with other requirements.
Benefits of ICDL
Today, computer skills are increasingly important to people in all walks of life. The ICDL is an information technology certificate for all citizens. It is intended for those who need to, or wish to, know how to use a personal computer. It is suitable for people from every work discipline, for people entering the job market, and for all ages.
Benefits for Candidates
- Increases essential IT knowlege/skills
- Increases confidence in computer use
- Provides internationally-recognised qualification
- Improves job prospects and job mobility
- Provides a platform from which to move on to higher-level IT education
Benefits for Employers:
- Increases productivity
- Reduces costs
- Increases the quality of employee output
- Reduces time wasted
- Makes better use of IT resources
- Provides a better return on IT investment
The ICDL product is based on a standard universal ICDL Syllabus and an Automated Question Test Base. The ICDL Syllabus describes the knowledge and skills required to achieve the ICDL standard. The Automated Question Test Base is based on the relevant ICDL Syllabus and the Characterization Test Template (CTT) covering the seven Test Modules to ensure uniformity of Testing standards.