International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL)


The International Computer Driving Licence (ICDL) is a global computer literacy initiative developed to raise the level of knowledge about Information Technology (IT) and increase the level of competence in using personal computers and common computer applications for all the citizens of the world.

Benefits of ICDL to a Student

  1. Institutions of Higher learning recognize ICDL as a basis for exemption when applying for Certificate or Diploma courses.
  2. ICDL certifies fundamental IT knowledge and practical skills
  3. ICDL has been recognized and endorsed by the Kenyan government.
  4. ICDL Maps into other professional certifications
  5. Many organizations in the private sector currently require their employees to be ICDL compliant.
  6. ICDL is recognized as a flexible and reliable worldwide qualification

Target Group

  • High School leavers waiting to join college or university
  • Students who desire computer literacy skills•
  • College and university applicants to meet entry requirements
  • Students seeking exemptions in ICT related courses
  • Employees who require IT experience and practical skills
  • Business people wishing to embrace IT
  • General Public who desire IT skills

Entry Requirements and Intakes

Entry requirements

ICDL is open to anyone who can read and understand the English language.


Classes begin every Monday of the week.


Timings and Duration

The course is designed to suit both full time and part time students and run Monday to Friday as follows:

Daytime Classes

8.30 am - 10.30 am
11.00 am - 1.00 pm
2.00 pm - 4.00 pm
Evening Classes 5.30pm - 7.30 pm (Monday to Thursday)


Full time students - 3.5 months
Part time students - 4.5 months


Course Structure

At Vision Institute we offer the following ICDL Modules:

  • Computer essentials
  • Online essentials
  • Word processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentation
  • Databases
  • Online collaboration / IT security/ Web editing Project planning/Image editing/ 2D CAD

At VIP the course structure is divided into two parts as follows:

Part 1 - Base Module Part 2 - Standard Modules
  1. Computer essentials.
  2. Online essentials.
  3. Word processing
  4. Spreadsheets
  1. Presentation
  2. Databases.
  3. Online collaboration / IT security/ Web editing
    Project planning/Image editing/ 2D CAD


Tests can be completed at any of the 20 000 test centres around the globe. VIP is one of these centres. Tests are conducted online and the results obtained instantly. Examinations will be held every Thursday from 2.00 pm to 4.00 pm and from 5.30pm to 7.30 pm.


Certificates will be awarded by ICDL after successful completion of all the seven modules.

Discounts and Concessions

  • All current (at VIP for two consecutive semesters) Accounting, ICT, CISA and MMUST students of Vision are awarded a 20% discount on the ICDL Programme.

  • ICDL students have unlimited internet

  • One to one tutorials

  • Counseling services

  • Access to recreational facilities

  • Job placement and career guidance