The Computing module covers the main concepts and skills needed to use code and computational thinking. It helps develop the skills used to create simple computer programmes.
Computational thinking is used in many job roles, not just programme and software development. Coding is becoming the new standard of literacy, with skills used in roles as varied as art and design, engineering, data analysis, and science. Computing develops related skills such as problem- solving, pattern recognition, abstraction, and algorithms.
This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates, including students and those who would like to develop their IT skills. Computer science is a broad field and its applications continue to grow.
Develop computational thinking abilities and the skills needed to code simple computer programmes.
|Computational thinking methods||
|Starting to code||
|Building using code||
|Test, debug and release||
Main learning outcomes
Successful candidates will be able to plan and create simple programmes. The computational thinking skills developed in this module are transferrable to other types of role. After passing this module, candidates will feel confident analysing problems and writing, testing, and modifying algorithms. They will be able to:
- understand key concepts in computing and the typical activities involved in creating programmes
- recognise and use computation thinking techniques such as problem decomposition and pattern recognition
- identify problems and develop solutions
- write and build with code
- apply project management methodologies such as test, debug, and release
Why certify with ICDL?
- ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
- ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising professionals from all over the world.
- The regularly updated syllabus content reflects day- to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of job roles.
- ICDL modules focus on skills acquisition as well as an understanding of concepts.
- ICDL syllabus content is vendor-independent so that skills and knowledge are transferable.
- ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally.
The detailed syllabus for the Computing module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.
The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.
Do you want to better understand the Computing module and how we test skills and knowledge?
Try out the Computing sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.
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