The International Computer Driving License, or ICDL, is the world's
leading end-user computer skills certification programme, and for a
second year now, is being offered to GAC employees in a self-paced study
programme on the GCA learning management system.
Known in Europe as the ECDL, it is recognised as a global benchmark
and is the leading certification adopted by governments, international
organisations and corporations.
In other words, by studying for and passing your ICDL, you will not
only become more capable of dealing with many of the computer-related
tasks that you are likely to face, you will also indicate to employers
that you hold a recognised, relevant and up-to-date qualification.
Who this course is for:
This limited-availability opportunity is aimed at all personnel who
wish to improve their core computer skills and/or validate their
competence at an internationally recognised level.
The GAC Group and GCA recognise that ICDL certification will benefit
individual personnel as well as the organisation as a whole.
Accordingly, we are offering scholarships (both full and partial) to
encourage participation in this career-enhancing programme. Participants
who have completed two or more GCA courses with a GPA of 6.0 or greater
are eligible for a full scholarship.
Partial scholarships are available to employees within the GAC world,
and are offered on a goodwill basis from the GAC Corporate Academy,
with a minimum of ten participants per GAC operating company. Further
details about availability and approval can be obtained by contacting
GCA Business Development Manager Rehan Naeem.
What this course covers:
The ICDL syllabus comprises the following seven modules:
- Basic Concepts of Information Technology
- Using the Computer and Managing Files
- Word Processing
- Databases/Filing Systems
- Information and Communication
How this course will be taught:
ICDL participants undertake study at a pace that suits their own
preference and workload. The GAC Corporate Academy has arranged for a
full complement of self-study ICDL material through SkillPort- a
worldwide provider of eLearning content, and participants will have a
complete year of access to the study material, exercises, simulations,
and tests within.
When students have completed the course to their satisfaction, client
companies will arrange testing with independent local ICDL centres.
Who to contact:
The course is open to all GAC employees, however, seats are limited and only one entry point is being offered for 2009.
For further information on the course or on the scholarship plan, please contact
, Business Development Manager - GAC Corporate Academy.
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