ICDL Advanced Database Level 3

ICDL (formerly ECDL) Advanced Database is a high-level certification programme that enables you to use the many advanced tools available in database applications to better manage and organise structured information.

The ICDL (formerly ECDL) Advanced Database module sets out key concepts and covers the use of a relational database application to create an advanced database structure and outputs.

The Databases (Advanced) module covers the tools available in database applications to better manage and organise structured information. Effective use of these tools to manage and analyse high volumes of data can produce the quantity and quality of information that business today demands.

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:
  • Understand key concepts of database development and usage.
  • Create a relational database using advanced table creation features and complex relationships between tables.
  • Design and use queries to create a table, update, delete and append data. Refine queries using wildcards, parameters and calculations.
  • Use controls and sub-forms to enhance forms and improve functionality.
  • Create report controls to perform calculations. Create sub-reports and enhance report presentation.
  • Enhance productivity by working with macros and use linking and importing features to integrate data.
Download the course syllabus here.

Study Mode

You can prepare for each module at home provided you have access to a computer with an adequate specification and with Windows 10 and Office 2016 onwards installed.  Check with us regarding System Requirements for guidance.  This is ideal if you have good IT skills already so you can fit your training around your schedule. 
Alternatively (and preferably especially when getting started), you can book to come to our IT Suite and avail of tutor support. Many learners prefer the structure of having a set time and place away from distractions to help them progress.
The e-learning materials are available for up to one year.
You may prefer to try one of our short workshops to practice the main skills needed for the modules.  The approach is slightly different in that you will be using the software to complete typical tasks that you would encounter in a day-to-day work, study or leisure environment.
Once you have learned and practiced the skills using the e-learning materials there are a pack of practice tests to help you prepare for the exam.  The online diagnostic test also gives you a good idea of the exam setup and gives you feedback on where there are gaps in your knowledge.
The exam which is taken online will need to be booked to take place in FRCI.  You have one hour to complete the test and the pass mark is 75%.

When is the course on?

Contact us to discuss what will work with your schedule.  Small classes run according to demand.


How long does the course take?

As a guide you will need to devote around 45 hours but may need less depending on what your existing digital skill level is already.


The costs include registration, access to the e-learning material (for up to one year), practice tests and exam fees which are all payable by FRCI to BCS and the cost of support and tuition.
Contact us for flexible payment options and for advice on how to find funding.
ICDL Advanced Database (Level 3) - £150.00


Fluency in English. 

Prospective candidates should ideally have the ICDL certification at Level 2 and/or previous experience using computers and common software applications. Typically, these would be individuals who use a wide range of advanced functionalities within a word processing application in a personal or professional context.

Any Questions?

If you have any queries about this information contact us as listed below.

Or alternatively call into our office, open Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

If you wish to enrol, please click here or contact us on 028 6632 6478

Please Note: We can only accept cash or cheque payments

FRCI will always endeavour to work with you to come up with a flexible payment option:


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