Their digital journey continues with ICDL

"Intro to ICDL" course 2016 at Bamford School
From left: Katerina Garner, Jennifer Fischer, Shelley Costello, Lorraine Costello, Linda Ingram

These wonderful five women completed the “Intro to ICDL” course last term at Bamford School in conjunction with the Computers in Homes programme. Trainer Ria Jeffcoat is now introducing them to ICDL online modules, as the next step in their digital journey.

Ria is a true inspiration to the group, as she herself completed Computer in Homes a couple of years ago, and has progressed through to become a 2020 Trust trainer and ICDL tester.

Ria Jeffcoat displays her brand-new ICDL Tester Certificate (August 2016)

ICDL is one element of the 2020 Trust’s flexible learning pathways that equip New Zealanders with computer skills for home, work and life in the 21st century. With Computers in Homes, KiwiSkills, Stepping Up and ICDL, 2020 tailors its community-based digital literacy training to the circumstances, needs, aspirations and learning style of each group.

Background: About ICDL

ICDL is a leading digital literacy programme giving an internationally recognised qualification – the International Computer Driving Licence and around 15 million people throughout the world are ICDL-certified. The ECDL Foundation licences national partners around the world to implement its ECDL and ICDL training and certification programmes.

In New Zealand, ICDL online training and online testing has been available for over ten years; in 2012, the 2020 Trust became the ICDL licensee. The 2020 Trust is supporting 7,500 New Zealand jobseekers to complete an ICDL qualification over three years (2015–17) through our free KiwiSkills programme.

The 2020 Trust works in partnership with Accredited Test Centres (ATCs) to deliver the programme. This includes schools, PTEs and tertiary education institutions as well as corporate, government and community organisations.