ICDL – WORKFORCE TRAINING COURSE


Course DescriptionICDL Training Course

ICDL or International Computer Driving Licence (formally ECDL) is the certification most widely recognised and highly valued by employers.
This ICDL Workforce Training Course is designed to build the digital skills of the modern workplace helping candidates demonstrate their effective use of technology for the workplace. The skills and knowledge obtained can then be further developed by progressing to the ICDL Professional modules and beyond if required.

There are 3 different study options for this course which are:

Tutor led class – candidates will attend in person classes led by a tutor, twice weekly for 8 weeks.  The tutor will provide all instruction and information necessary in a structured format.  Classes are small, allowing for a more focused approach.  Candidates will also be expected to complete revision work at home.
Blended learning – this option requires the learner to take control of their own learning at home, using an online learning unit.  Learners have greater flexibility and convenience, with 24/7 access to the learning unit. 2 hours of tutor classroom support are also offered for a period of 4 weeks per module from enrollment so learners can have face to face tuition or online video calling to clarify any points that they are finding difficult.
Remote Learning – this option requires the learner to take control of their own learning at home, using an online learning unit.  Learners have greater flexibility and convenience, with 24/7 access to the learning unit. The learner will have access to a tutor via email for a period of 4 weeks per module from enrollment.


Course Content

There are several modules available to study in ICDL workforce, and candidates can opt for any combination of these when choosing the Blended or Remote Learning options outlined above.  The Tutor led class option will usually consist of a set two modules.  The modules currently available are:

  • Computer Essentials – This module introduces the learner to the key skills and main concepts relating to ICT (Information & Communication Technology), computers, devices, and software
  • Online Essentials – This module covers the key skills needed to understand the main concepts relating to web browsing, e-mail and online security
  • Documents – This module covers the key skills needed to use a word processing application
  • Spreadsheets – This module covers the key skills needed to use a spreadsheet application
  • Databases – This module covers the key skills needed to use a database application
  • Presentations – This module covers the key skills needed to use a presentations application
  • IT Security – This module covers the skills needed to understand the key concepts relating to the importance of secure information and data, physical security, privacy, and identity theft

Who Should Attend

  • Anyone working in or planing to work in an office based environment
  • Anyone working in or planing to work in an environment where technology is used
  • Anyone who wishes to take their ICT skills to ICDL level.

Assessment

  • On-line based supervised exam at the end of each module

Entry Requirements

Participants must:

  • have a good understanding of both written and verbal English
  • have a basic knowledge of ICT and ideally have completed a beginners course
  • have access to a desktop computer or laptop on which they can practice at home
  • have good Internet connection if opting for the Blended or Remote learning options
  • bring photo ID with them

Course Summary

Duration:              Varies depending on options taken.

Accreditation:      ICDL Certificate from the ICDL Foundation

Validity:                  ICDL Certificates have no expiry

Cost:          

Tutor Led Class Option     (2 Modules):  €300 per person
Blended Learning Option (1 Module):    €110 per person
Remote Learning Option  (1 Module):    €75 per person

(May Qualify for DSP Funding – Please enquire for further details)

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