Students with ICT skills enjoy an enriched educational experience, and they will be better prepared for life, work and further learning.
ICT skills also enable educators to use technology more effectively in the teaching process, thus achieving educational goals more efficiently, and in doing so save time and increase productivity.
Key benefits of ICDL training and certification include:
- Improves communication and collaboration by using technology to share tasks or join virtual communities
- Increases ability to access information on the Internet to supplement work/study
- Fosters creativity in students by using interactive multimedia tools
- Engages and motivate students by enabling them to use ICT skills in learning
- Better equips students for life and the workforce
Extra benefits for schools
- It’s a great way to externally certify digital skills imparted by your school’s IT programmes
- Certification of these work-ready digital skills gives students entering the workforce an extra advantage
- Six modules carry a total of 17 NCEA Level 2 credits – a very useful top-up for students
Extra benefits for tertiary educators
- ICDL training and certification is an excellent foundation programme; choose the modules that ensure your student have the exact pre-requisite digital skills for each tertiary course.
Read “Lynfield College students gain ICDL certification” for one school’s experience with ICDL.
Read “My students are fully engaged in learning, preparing for work” – Sacred Heart students gain ICDL with 20/20 Trust’s KiwiSkills
Hear what European teachers and students say about the ECDL/ICDL
(In Europe, ICDL is called ECDL )