ICDL provides international digital literacy qualifications sponsored by the British Computer Society. Students learn practical skills in word processing, spreadsheets, and presentations. They also gain concrete skills in using computers and the Internet. The British Computer Society awards certificates to students after passing 7 exams.
An ICDL certificate will improve career prospects and strengthen existing education programmes. Oxford Brookes University offers three certification routes by examination. A selection of 12 ICDL study units enable you to improve your digital knowledge and skills
- ICDL equips you with the skills to use a computer confidently and effectively, building on existing knowledge and motivating further learning.
- Prove your IT skills which can help you find a job or progress your career.
- Flexible learning - boost your skill set at any stage and at any age, and at your own pace.
- It's what employers want. Employers need people who can contribute to achieving goals in the most efficient and productive way.
Whether you are a beginner or an advanced IT user, ICDL offers training at 3 levels to meet your needs. Three qualifications are available, each of which combine units at different levels. The ICDL Traditional and ICDL Advanced courses consist of mandatory units. In contrast, the ICDL Advanced Single Study units enable you to select one or two units of choice.
Study units include:
- Word processing
- IT Security
- Computer essentials (Windows 10)
- Online essentials (Internet)
The ICDL Course Guide describes ICDL qualifications and study units at Oxford Brookes. The guide also provides information on course fees.
The ICDL Study Guide provides information and advice on studying for ICDL certification. Learn how to access the online study units, make full use of the drop-in sessions, and get support from your tutor.
You should complete your ICDL course within 1 year (2 years for advanced level courses). If you need more time, you can apply for a 12 month extension, subject to BCS guidelines.