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ICDL for Individuals

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Benefits of ICT Skills for Individuals

The ability to use a computer effectively is an essential life skill. Computer skills enable people of all ages to understand and use technology to improve their personal and professional lives. A computer skills certification can help the holder’s professional life by making them more attractive to employers, while increasing their ability to communicate and access information and services in their personal life.

Help individuals communicate, connect, and interact with others

  • Communicate with friends and family
  • Connect with communities of like-minded people through social networks, email, or blogs
  • Interact using online technologies, for example, instant messaging, webcams, VoIP, online education, and entertainment

Enable access to a range of information and services that can simplify life and save time

  • Make purchases online and shop around for the best value
  • Manage accounts and pay bills online
  • Deal with officials, send forms, and find information online through government services

Increase individuals’ confidence, motivation, and potential for using technology

  • Make the best use of their time and get the most out of their computer
  • Track household accounts quickly and easily in spreadsheets
  • Create professional-looking letters
  • Access news, information and entertainment

Facilitate learning beyond formal education and provide more options for how and what people can learn

  • Attain qualifications at their own pace through distance learning, even when in full-time employment
  • Access online and multimedia learning tools
  • Participate in online special interest learning groups