Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) ICDL

Namibian College of Open Learning (NAMCOL) ICDL

What is ICDL?

International Computer Driving Licence, formerly known as European Computer Driving Licence, is a computer literacy certification program provided by ECDL Foundation, a not-for-profit organisation.

Entry Requirement

• ICDL is open to anyone regardless of age, gender, education,
experience or background.
• No prior knowledge of information communication technology or
computer skills is required. Enrolment takes place at any time of the
year. Upon registration learners will receive a Skills Logbook which
records progress through the certification process.

Frequently Asked Questions

What means ICDL?

The ECDL/ICDL (European/International Certificate of Digital Literacy) is an internationally recognised certificate. It certifies practical skills in the most commonly used computer applications.

What is the use of ICDL?

ICDL is the world’s leading digital skills certification, which helps people to develop and certify their skills in using a computer.

How do I get an ICDL?

You can start ICDL at any time by contacting any of the ICDL Accredited Test Centres near you or purchasing an ICDL Certificate online. You are encouraged to undertake training at an ICDL Centre if required. Once you are ready, you may take a test for any of the modules in any order you choose.

Can I take ICDL online?

Register to take ICDL online from your home or any place through ICDL eLearning and remote testing.

What level is ICDL?

The certification was provided by QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) at Levels Four and Five and the Irish Computer Society Foundation provided certification for the European Computer Driving Licence [now ICDL] course.

What are ICDL skills?

The International Computer Driving License (ICDL) is an international qualification which enables people to demonstrate their competence in use of computer applications. It is the most widely recognized computer qualification in the world.

Is ICDL free?

SOLAS, the Further Education and Training Authority, has made ECDL/ICDL resources available for free on the SOLAS online learning service as a support to learners who have been impacted by the current containment measures. Apply now at ICDL is funded and delivered online through Solas eCollege.

Is ICDL a professional certificate?

Designed to meet the needs of modern professionals in a range of sectors, ICDL Professional develops advanced level skills for those with technology-reliant roles.

Is ICDL a professional qualification?

ICDL Foundation has signed an agreement to develop an ICDL Professional Legal programme with the Singapore Academy of Law.

What is the difference between ICDL and ICT?

The ICDL / ECDL certification is a globally recognised information and communication technology (ICT) and digital literacy qualification. Other than the name, there is no difference between ECDL and ICDL and they are recognised as equivalent.

What do you study in ICDL?

International Computer Driving License (ICDL) The ICDL track shows users how to meet the International Computer Driving License objectives, using Windows operating systems. Such a track would enhance the user’s computer skills and knowledge.

What are the computer essentials?

Computer Essentials is an online, self-paced digital literacy course that teaches students computer and Internet skills needed for computer-based testing, college-level courses, and today’s workplace.

What is taught computer package?

Computer packages comprise short courses that students learn concerning computer functions and programs. They equip learners with basic computer skills while the advanced courses strengthen knowledge in specific areas.

Is the ECDL course worth doing?

So, as I said earlier, the ECDL certificate is of great benefit in terms of career. Many employers look for applicants who possess an ECDL certificate as they know that these candidates have a good all-round knowledge of basic software applications because they have been through practical training.

How many levels are there in ECDL?

Introduced in 2013, the new ECDL framework is split over three levels, with a total of 18 modules.