ICDL Advanced Word Processing Level 3

ICDL (formerly ECDL) Advanced Word Processing is a high-level certification programme through which you can demonstrate your ability to use the advanced features of word processing applications to enhance your work, improve productivity and save time. It is ideal for anyone who needs to create long and complex documents especially for students in Higher Education.

ICDL (formerly ECDL) Advanced Word Processing Level 3

ICDL Advanced Word Processing is an internationally recognised qualification, allowing you to demonstrate your ability to use the advanced features of word processing applications, enhancing your work, improving productivity and saving time. It gives you the opportunity to be certified at an expert level in the use of word processing applications, acquiring skill sets over and above the routine features of the software.
Completion of this module will enable you to demonstrate professionalism and save time in the creation, production, review, and distribution of documents. It allows you to become more confident, efficient and effective in using a word processing application, enabling you to produce and manage large, complex word processing outputs.
This module is beneficial for students starting Higher Education courses to help with the production of assignment reports and theses.
Completion of this module enables you to:
  • Apply advanced text, paragraph, column and table formatting.
  • Convert text to a table and vice versa.
  • Work with referencing features such as footnotes, endnotes and captions.
  • Create Tables of Contents, Indexes and Cross-References.
  • Enhance productivity by using fields, forms and templates.
  • Apply advanced mail merge techniques and work with automation features such as macros.
  • Use linking and embedding features to integrate data.
  • Collaborate on and review documents.
  • Work with master documents and sub-documents.
  • Apply document security features.
  • Work with watermarks, sections, and headers and footers in a document.
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 Word Processing (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?

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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

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