ICDL Advanced Presentation Level 3

ICDL (formerly ECDL) Advanced Presentation is a high-level certification programme for candidates who wish to create effective, high-impact presentations using advanced features and who need to be able to prove their skills in this area.

The ICDL (formerly ECDL) Advanced Presentation module covers the skills needed to plan and create effective presentations, manage and protect presentations, as well as the technical considerations of giving presentations.

Presentations are helpful in a wide range of business settings and are now a standard communication tool.

At the same time, how information is presented has a big impact on how well that information is understood. Workers need to be able to communicate complex information in ways that suit different types of audience and for different purposes.

This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates; for example, employees who need to share knowledge with others, entrepreneurs pitching for support or investment, business people selling a product or service or academics presenting research findings or new projects.

Successful candidates will be able to
  • Understand target audience, venue and technical considerations in presentation planning.
  • Create and modify templates and themes, and work with slide master layouts.
  • Enhance a presentation using built-in drawing and image tools. Use alternative text for accessibility.
  • Apply advanced chart formatting features and create and edit diagrams.
  • Insert audio and video, create audio and screen recordings, and apply built-in animation features.
  • Use linking, embedding, importing and exporting features to integrate data. Use password protection to secure a presentation.
  • Work with custom slide shows and apply slide show settings. Use presenter view and control a slide show.
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 Presentation (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 of the presentation 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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