ICDL is the world's leading computer skills certification. More than 16 million people have engaged with the ICDL programme, over 150 countries, through our network of over 24,000 ICDL Accredited Test Centres.

The ICDL programme defines the skills and competencies necessary to use a computer and common computer applications. It offers a 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.

ICDL South Africa is the governing body and licensing authority for ICDL the global standard in end-user computer skills certification. Governed by the ICDL Foundation, we have built a considerable reputation pioneering the development of end-user certifications for ICT end user skills. Our commitment to rigorous syllabus, test design methodologies and adherence to the highest quality standards ensures consistent continuity and relevance in our programmes across our entire network of ICDL registered Test Centres not only in South Africa but in Africa. The ICDL Foundation’s global success and distinctive character derives from our strong social ethos, our not-for-profit status and the unique support Centres enjoy from licensees around the world. Our range of modules have increased to offer more digital and information literacy with ICT newer modules such as coding, web design and robotics.

We are registered with the department of social services and a compliant member of the Western Cape Community Chest.

Further, we have a Memorandum of Agreement (MOA) with the Western Cape Education Department (WCED) to provide the ICDL Digital Literacy training at government schools within the province. We are also providing to other provincial education departments across South Africa.

Currently the foundation uses over 500 experts from around the globe who work within the ICT education field at universities, collages, tertiary institutions and represent the various ICT professional bodies globally. These experts guide the syllabus and curriculum of the 2 dozen plus training modules to developed vendor-independent standards which define the skills and knowledge required to use digital technology effectively.

They fall into these 3 main categories:

  • ICDL Workforce,
  • ICDL Professional,
  • Digital Citizen

They are designed to train learners who are beginners through to the many different types of ICT users. These include professionals, programmers, web designers plus those creating robotics.

ICDL SA provides managed service offerings to corporates using accredited trainers, centers, invigilators and programme managers.

Learners gaining their certification in South Africa is equivalent to that of anyone who gains their certificate anywhere in the world. Currently there are over 16 million learners doing the ICDL globally.

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