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MHRD COMPUTRAINING is a Training and Test Centre accredited by ICDL(International Computer Driving Licence). ICDL is the world’s leading computer skills certification. To date more than 14 million people have engaged with the ICDL programme, in over 150 countries, through our network of over 24,000 ICDL Accredited Test Centres (ATCs). ICDL programmes are for anyone who wishes to become fully competent in the use of a computer and common applications. Computer skills enable people of all ages to understand and use technology to improve their personal and professional lives. ICDL modules provide a practical programme of up-to-date skills and knowledge areas which are validated by a test.

Computer Literacy vs Information Literacy

It is clear that our centre help learners to be computer literate. Seeing that being computer literate is not enough , we created this website to contribute to the campaign of making people more and more information literate.We hope that as a result of this campaign more and more businesses in South Africa, and elsewhere will become digital firms.

Computer Courses Available

ICDL courses are available under the following Categoties: E-Learner Modules, Base Modules, Standard Modules and Advanced Modules.

A.Introductory Modules

A. E-Learner(Introductory Modules): Introductory modules consist of digital citizen and digital citizen plus programmes. Both programmes are delivered in a workshop format under the guidance of a qualified trainer

B.Base Modules

B. Bases Modules: ICDL Base modules certify skills that are considered essential skills because they are crucial for anyone who uses a computer to possess. There are four Modules under this category:

  1. COMPUTER ESSENTIALS: This module will teach you the essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks and data security.

2.ONLINE ESSENTIALS: This module will teach you the essential concepts and skills relating to web browsing, effective information search, online communication and e-mail.

3.WORD PROCESSING: This module teaches you to use a word processing application to accomplish everyday tasks associated with creating, formatting and finishing small-sized word processing documents, such as letters and other everyday documents

4.SPREADSHEETS: This module teaches you to understand the concept of spreadsheets and to use a spreadsheet application. It will enable you to perform tasks associated with developing, formatting, modifying and using a spreadsheet, to use standard formulas and functions, and to competently create and format graphs or charts.

C.Standard/Intermediate Modules

C. Standard /Intermediate Modules: ICDL Intermediate modules complement our range of Base modules. They will enable you to develop your skills in knowledge areas that are appropriate for your everyday life, or for your job role.The following are the modules are this category:

1.PRESENTATION :This module will enable you to demonstrate competence in using presentation tools on a computer. It will teach you to perform tasks such as creating, formatting, modifying and preparing presentations using different slide layouts for display and printed distribution.

2.USING DATABASES :This module develops work-based skills. It will enable you to understand the main concepts of databases and demonstrate the ability to use a database application. This includes creating and modifying tables, queries, forms and reports, and preparing outputs ready for distribution, as well as learning to relate tables and to retrieve and manipulate information from a database by using query and sort tools.

2.ONLINE COLLABORATION: This module teaches you how to effectively collaborate on online/remote project, either for work or study. It sets out concepts and skills relating to the setup and use of online collaborative tools, such as storage, productivity applications, calendars, social media, web meetings, learning environments, and mobile technology.

3.IT SECURITY: This IT Security module has been developed to enable you, the computer user (rather than IT professionals), to identify and protect yourself and their organisation from common security challenges when using ICT. It will also teach you how to operate safely when online.

4.PROJECT PLANNING: Project Planning has been developed to enable you, the computer user (rather than IT professionals) to use project management software to prepare project plans and monitor projects including planning and managing time, costs, tasks, and resources. These skills can be applied to both work and home-based projects.

5.WEB EDITING: Web Editing enables you to understand the key web editing and publishing concepts, and to design, create, upload, and maintain a static website.

6.IMAGE EDITING: This module will assist you to acquire the skills and knowledge to use a variety of programmes to manipulate images, and prepare an image for printing or for publishing on the Web.

7.DIGITAL MARKETING: This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the fundamentals of digital marketing, including creating a web presence, optimising content for search engines, using social media platforms, carrying out online marketing and advertising across a range of services, as well as monitoring and improving campaigns using analytics.[Start your own digital Makerting Business]

8. ICT IN EDUCATION: This module sets out knowledge and skills relating to the pedagogically effective use of ICT to support and enhance teaching, learning and assessment in the classroom.

9. COMPUTING: This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the use of computational thinking and coding to create simple computer programs.

10.INFORMATION LITERACY : Learn essential concepts and skills relating to identifying, searching, evaluating, organising and communicating online information.

11. DATA PROTECTION: Learn essential knowledge relating to data protection concepts and principles, data subject rights, the implementation of data protection policies and measures, and regulatory compliance.

D. Advanced Modules

D. Advanced Modules: ICDL Advanced modules will enable you to become a ‘power user’/perform advanced actions in four of the most commonly used applications. These modules are aimed at the work user who needs to demonstrate an in depth knowledge of these applications in the course of their job role. Prior to taking an ICDL Advanced module, it is recommended that you will already have successfully completed the respective ICDL module, however this is not mandatory. The following are the four modules are this category:

1.ADVANCED WORD PROCESSING: This module will provide you with the ability to use the advanced features of word processing applications to enhance your work, improve productivity and save time. By successfully completing this module you will acquire a skill set over and above the routine features of the software

2.ADVANCED SPREADSHEETS: Successful completion of this module will enable you to master the more advanced functions of spreadsheet applications, enabling you to produce more sophisticated  reports, and to perform complex mathematical and statistical calculations. These skills will save you considerable amounts of time and will improve your productivity.

3.ADVANCED DATABASE: The skills gained through this module will enable you to maximise advanced database functions, in order to manage and analyse high volumes of data. This will enable you to efficiently produce the quantity and quality of information that business today demands.

4.ADVANCED PRESENTATION: This module covers advanced presentation features that will allow you to use the presentation application to its full potential, and to plan and design more effective presentations that have greater impact and that will better engage and involve an audience


You must have realised that there are so many modules available to build your own ICDL Profile. The profile refers to the combination of modules you have chosen to take. Choose the modules in such a way that you will be able to satisfy your educational and professional needs.

Remember that building your profile is a continual process because your educational and professional needs may change at any time or because as technology evolves , more and more modules are developed. When this happens build on your current profile so that your profile grows with you. In fact, strive for commitment to lifelong learning and the continuous upgrading of your digital skill set.

Getting started

1.Contact MHRD COMPUTRAINING Test Centre.

2. Register & Create your very own ICDL Profile.

You need to purchase CRN(Candidate Registration Number) before you undertake training or book for certification test.

3. Undertake Training

If you already know how to use a computer, just book for the certification test. We will give you a list of digital skills set you need to master before writing your test.

4. Get ICDL Certified.

Take the certification test at our centre or we connect you with a centre closest to you.


Changes in your life, like receiving a promotion or undertaking a career change imply that you have to keep up with technology by adding more modules on your ICDL profile.

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