Full program description

ES WSQ - Use Essential Features of a Computer (ICDL Certification module: Computer Essentials)

What's In It For Me

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software
  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features
  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders

Course Overview

This module sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the use of devices, file creation and management, networks, and data security.

Who Should Attend

Trainees who have attended the EqualSkills Programme (Trainees with little or no experience in the use of computers should attend the EqualSkills Programme in the first instance). Trainees who have completed Basic ICRT and want to refresh their skills in working in desktop environment, use of word processing tools, surfing the internet, word processing, spreadsheet and email functions

Course Duration

16 Hours

Course Outline

This module:

1. Covers the key skills and main concepts relating to ICT,computers, devices, and software.

2. Certifies best practice in effective computer use.

3. Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practicing computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module contents covering:

  • ICT
  • Hardware
  • Software and Licensing
  • Start Up, Shut Down
  • Desktops and Icons
  • Using Windows
  • Tools and Settings
  • Working with Text
  • Printing
  • Introducing Files and Folders
  • Organising Files and Folders
  • Storage and Compression
  • Network Concepts
  • Network Access
  • Protecting Data and Devices
  • Malware
  • Health and Green IT

Certification Obtained and Conferred by

Successful trainees will receive the internationally recognised ICDL Certificate upon completion of the course. This certificate is administered by ICDL Singapore, a new initiative from ECDL Foundation. This is a joint certification between SSG and ICDL Singapore.

Course Objectives

On Completion of this module, the candidate would be able to: 

  • Understand key concepts relating to ICT, computers, devices and software.
  • Start up and shut down a computer.
  • Work effectively on the computer desktop using icons, windows.
  • Adjust the main operating system settings and use built-in help features.
  • Create a simple document and print an output.
  • Know about the main concepts of file management and be able to efficiently organise files and folders.
  • Understand key storage concepts and use utility software to compress and extract large files.
  • Understand network concepts and connection options and be able to connect to a network.
  • Understand the importance of protecting data and devices from malware, and the importance of backing up data.
  •  Recognise considerations relating to green IT, accessibility, and user health.

Medium of Instruction & Trainer

Teacher: Student Ratio is 1: 24

Funding Information

Course reference code in SkillsConnect:

  • For Training Grant application, please use the following reference code.

Reference code: CRS-Q-0025463-ES

Skills Development Fund (SDF) and SkillsFuture Funding:

  • Participants must attend at least 75% of the course, complete the exam with a pass or competent result.
  • Online applications are not applicable for companies applying funding with Absentee Payroll.
  • Workforce Training Support (WTS) funding only applies to trainee who is 35 years old and above with a monthly income of $2,000 and below.

For Company Registration:

  • Customers who are applying funding for trainee(s), please submit Training Grant applications in SkillsConnect website before registration.
  • Training Grant number is to be submitted together with the registrations.
  • Payment for the course must be using company cheque or via GIRO.
  • For more information on SDF Training Grant application, please click here

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP):

  • NTUC members enjoy UTAP* benefit of up to $250 each year when you sign up for courses with NTUC LearningHub.

* UTAP supports 50% of the course fees paid cap at $250 per year. You must be a union member throughout the course duration and at the time of claim. You must achieve a minimum of 75% attendance for each application and have sat for all prescribed examinations. Other terms and conditions apply. 

Price

Course Fee Payable 
Individual Pricing w/o GST w GST
 Course Fee $320.00 $342.40
SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old $64 $86.40
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old $32 $54.40
WTS Funding (95%) $16.00 $38.40
Corporate Pricing
Non-SME w/o GST w GST
Course Fee $320.00 $342.40
SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old $64 $86.40
SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old $32 $54.40
WTS Funding (95%) $16.00 $38.40
SME w/o GST w GST
Course Fee $320.00 $342.40
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Companies (90%)** $32 $54.40
WTS Funding (95%) $16.00 $38.40

Prices does not include pre & post assessment fees and subject to GST and other LHUB miscellaneous fees

Note: SkillsFuture Funding, >=21 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen/PR 

  SkillsFuture Funding, >=40 yrs old : Applicable to Singapore Citizen ONLY

ICDL Skillscard at $16.05 (If applicable). Please note that prices are subject to changes.

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