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About ICDL Sri Lanka

ICDL Sri Lanka, registered as Test IT (Pvt) Ltd. has been in operation since year 2003. We are the sole licensee and National Operator of the ICDL programmes in Sri Lanka. ICDL Sri Lanka works closely with ICDL Asia and provides services to local education and training partners, local authorities, national and international development organizations as well as employers from all sectors, in the delivery of our programmes.

ICDL Foundation

ICDL Foundation is an international organisation dedicated to raising digital competence standards in the workforce, education and society. Based in Dublin, Ireland, it is committed to spreading digital literacy and improving digital skill proficiency internationally. Our certification programmes, delivered through an active network in more than 100 countries, enable individuals and organisations to assess, build and certify their competence in the use of computers and digital tools to the globally-recognised ICDL standard.

ICDL Asia

ICDL Asia is a wholly-owned and managed subsidiary of ICDL Foundation, based in Singapore. ICDL Asia manages the accreditation of a growing network of ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs) in the Asia Pacific and facilitates partnerships with organisations. ICDL Asia recognises the importance of digital literacy and ICT skills and the urgent need for a more coordinated and effective action in driving economic development across the Asia Pacific. Governments, corporations, NGOs and educational institutions alike, have trusted and applied ICDL to bridge the global digital divide.

Similar to ICDL Asia, ICDL Foundation has other regional offices in Belgium (Europe), Rwanda (Africa)and Panama (Latin America).

The ICDL programme has been adopted as the digital skills standard in many countries. The following are some examples.

Singapore: ICDL is the de facto Digital Literacy Standard in the Singapore workplace. SkillsFuture Singapore, a Statutory Board under Ministry of Education, has adopted all ICDL modules under the Workforce Skills Qualification Framework, and provide up to 95% subsidies to Singaporeans. Singapore National Employers Federation, NTUC the labour movement, as well as thousands of companies in Singapore have all adopted ICDL as the standard. ICDL Asia has also partnered Professional Associations such as ACCA Singapore, Singapore Academy of Law etc. to provide contextualised programmes for their members. South Korea: Introduced by Korea Productivity Centre, ICDL programmes are available at more than 50 universities and colleges in South Korea. Many universities introduce ICDL at either the Foundation Year for new students, or at Graduating Year for pre-employment preparation. ICDL programmes are also the chosen standard for a government funded University Capacity Building Project.

Thailand: ICDL is the digital literacy standard as part of Digital Thailand and Thailand 4.0 initiative. ICDL Asia signed a MoU with Thailand Professional Qualifications Institute in 2017 and certified tens of thousands of civil servants and public university students. Leading universities such as Manidol University, Chiang Mai University, Rajamangla University, etc. have all adopted ICDL for students’ upskilling.

Vietnam: Ministry of Information and Communications endorsed ICDL formally under Circular No.3, and the Ministry recommends that all state university students and civil servants take ICDL modules. ICDL Asia has also signed a MoU with Ministry of Education and Training to partner in the education sector. Leading universities such as National Economics University, Saigon University, Haiphong University, Telecommunications University, and vocational colleges like Bac Giang College of Industrial Techniques, have all adopted ICDL as the standard.

Malaysia: ICDL programmes are popular among universities and colleges in Malaysia. Universiti Malaya, TAR University College, Universiti Malaysia Pahang, Erican College, etc have all adopted ICDL as the standard for students. ICDL Asia has also partnered ACCA Malaysia to provide contextualised programme for finance and accounting professionals.

As the leading digital skills standard in the world, ICDL has been adopted by many countries outside of Asia too. The following are some examples.

USA: The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE CREDIT®) has evaluated and recommended college credit for five of ICDL modules. Similarly, ICDL programme received a Seal of Alignment from ISTE, a membership organisation committed to educational technology based in the United States.

UK: Certifying your digital skills can help you get into university in the UK. ICDL Advanced certification is worth 24 UCAS Points, which can count towards entry requirements for many university courses across the country.

Australia: number of states in Australia recognise ICDL certification officially. For example, Queensland State Authority awards academic credits to 7 ICDL modules.

Mission

ICDL Foundation’s mission is to enable proficient use of Information and Communication Technology (ICT) that empowers individuals, organisations and society, through the development, promotion, and delivery of quality certification programmes throughout the world.

Values

ICDL Foundation’s values are:

  • Social Responsibility: as a not-for-profit organisation, we are committed to improving digital skills proficiency within society. Our certification programmes are designed to be accessible to all citizens, irrespective of age, gender, status, ability or race.
  • Vendor Independence: our certification programmes give candidates the flexibility and freedom to acquire digital skills and confidently apply them in any software environment that they may be required to use.
  • Quality: we strive for continuous improvements in all that we do and ensure that our programmes are implemented to consistent standards internationally.