- What is the International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)?
ICDL is an internationally recognised qualification that enables people to certify their computer skills to an internationally recognised standard.
- What is the European Computer Driving Licence (ECDL)?
ECDL is the name given to the ICDL Programme in Europe.
- Who recognises the International Computer Driving License (ICDL)?
ICDL is an internationally recognised IT qualification. ICDL is regarded by employers across the globe as a benchmark for IT competence and undertaking this qualification can improve your speed, efficiency and productivity in the workplace. In the UK ICDL is awarded by the British Computer Society (BCS). ICDL equips learners with the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively, building on existing knowledge and motivating further learning. Tried, tested and trusted, ICDL programmes have been delivered to over 17 million people, in 41 languages across 148 countries. Qualifications frameworks, like the European Qualifications Framework, make it easy to compare qualifications and certifications from different countries with each other. International qualifications, such as ICDL, can be mapped to National Qualification Frameworks and, in this way, become officially recognised in different countries in Europe and worldwide. The ICDL programme has been mapped to NQFs in a number of countries.
- Where can I complete my training for ICDL tests?
At any ICDL Accredited Test Centre. While most ICDL Accredited Test Centres provide both training and testing, some provide testing only.You can check here to find your nearest one.
- How are candidates are tested?
Candidates are tested in examination conditions Supervised by an ICDL Accredited Tester. Test centres use automated test systems which automatically assess the candidates performance on completion of each test. Automated Tests provide immediate feedback to both the centre and the candidate. Candidates must complete one test for each module.
- When can I start ICDL?
You can start ICDL at any time by contacting any of the ICDL Accredited Test Centres near you. 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. This may be subject to training or testing schedules set by each test centre.
- What are Recommended Profiles?
We recommend certain combinations of modules as globally applicable standards in digital proficiency. These are the ICDL Base, Standard ICDL and ICDL Advanced recommended profiles.
- How do I get a copy of the ICDL Syllabus?
The ICDL Syllabus for every module is available for download from the Modules section of this site.
- How much training is required?
Usually people take training on each module prior to taking the test, although training is not compulsory. Some candidates may feel competent enough in one area to forego training and move directly to testing, whereas others may require full training before testing. The amount of training needed will depend on the candidate’s existing skills levels prior to commencing training and the type of training – for example, instructor-led or e-learning. Typically the average training time for those without prior experience is approximately 30 hours per module.
Training materials such as text books that have been approved by ICDL Arabia are available from Accredited centers, enabling Individuals also to engage in self-paced learning.
- How long are the tests?
Each module is tested separately with each test lasting no longer than 45 minutes. The tests can be attempted in any order.