International Computer Driving License – ICDL
St. Nicholas’ Home Penang had signed an agreement with ICDL Asia in 2009 in order for us to conduct an IT course by using the syllabus according to the ICDL certification. ICDL Asia is a wholly-owned subsidiary of ECDL Foundation, the not-for-profit certifying authority of the ICDL / ECDL programme. ICDL is one of the internationally recognize qualification and we are the only accredited ICDL testing centre in Malaysia catering specifically to the needs of blind and low vision candidates.
At this moment, St Nicholas’ Home offered only the ICDL Base Modules. These modules are recommended fundamental skills which are essential ICT skills for everyday life. A trainee can be awarded an ICDL Profile Certificate for passing the test for all modules:
Module 1 – Computer Essentials
Module 2 – Online Essentials
Module 3 – Spreadsheet
Module 4 – Word Processing
Module 5 – Presentation
All of the modules will be conducted by experienced and certified IT Instructors within 6 months. The intake for ICDL is only in January, unless there is a special request for July intake. Once the trainee passed the exam, the certificate will be issue by ICDL.
St. Nicholas Home also offered a short course for schools’ students. The IT Camp for primary and secondary schools’ students will usually teach on the basics of using computer. The syllabus for IT Camp might change; depend on the teachers’/students’ requirement.