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ECDL Level 3 Advanced

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Course Code



14 days

Course Information

This qualification is a level 3 Certificate that covers high level IT user skills and applications. You will complete 5 mandatory units:

  • Word Processing Software
  • Spreadsheet Software
  • Presentation Software
  • Database Software
  • Improving Productivity Using IT

By completing this qualification, you will develop advanced IT user knowledge and skills you need to work productively in a managerial job role that requires the expert use of common IT software applications. You can expect to develop skills including:

  • How to use IT tools to improve productivity and work more effectively; such as using automated tools and advanced features of software applications.
  • How to realise the full potential of spreadsheet software to produce high-quality management information.
  • How to exploit the advanced features of word processing software to enhance work, improve productivity and save time.
  • How to use advanced features to create high-impact presentations, and demonstrate expert presentation skills.
  • How to use advanced tools available within database software to organise and manage information.

Word Processing

  • Text
  • Paragraphs
  • Styles
  • Columns
  • Tables
  • Captions, Footnotes and Endnotes
  • Reference Tables and Indexes
  • Bookmarks and Cross-References
  • Using Fields
  • Forms, Templates
  • Mail Merge
  • Linking, Embedding
  • Automation
  • Tracking and Review
  • Master Documents
  • Security
  • Sections
  • Document Setup


  • Cells
  • Worksheets
  • Using Formulas and Functions
  • Creating Charts
  • Formatting Charts
  • Using Tables
  • Sorting and Filtering
  • Scanerios
  • Validating
  • Auditing
  • Naming Cells
  • Paste Special
  • Templates
  • Linking, Embedding and Importing
  • Automation
  • Tracking and Review
  • Security


  • Audience and Environment
  • Design, Content and Layout
  • Slide Masters
  • Templates
  • Formatting Drawn Objects
  • Formatting Pictures, Images
  • Handing Graphical Objects
  • Using Charts
  • Using Diagrams
  • Movies, Sound
  • Animation
  • Linking, Embedding
  • Importing, Exporting
  • Custom Shows
  • Slide Show Settings
  • Slide Show Control


  • Database Development and Use
  • Fields / Columns
  • Relationships and Joins
  • Query Types
  • Refining a Query
  • Controls
  • Presentation
  • Linking, Importing
  • Automation

Improving Productivity

  • Enhancing productivity with Word Processing
  • Enhancing productivity with Spreadsheets
  • Enhancing productivity with Presentations
This qualification is designed for people who are looking to gain an advanced level understanding and capability in the use of IT applications.
This qualification will be right for you if:
  • You want to develop an advanced level understanding of IT software applications;
  • You are employed and want to prove to your employer that you are an expert user of IT software applications;
  • You are employed and want to develop your existing skills for career progression;
  • You are unemployed and would like to develop your IT user skills to help improve your prospects of getting a job;
  • You are looking for formal recognition of your IT skills and knowledge;
  • You are thinking about further learning in IT;
  • You are thinking about further learning in any subject and want advanced IT skills to assist you;
  • You want to prove your competence with a certificate from a leading professional body for IT.

Certification Assessments

Candidates attempt module tests of 60 minutes duration in the following subject areas:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations
  • Database
  • Improving Productivity

The certification tests allow candidates to carry out activities within the live application itself, whether that’s Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint or Access, and the system then automatically judges whether they have achieved the required outcome. This immediately overcomes the limitations of questions based upon simulations or multiple-choice, and allows candidates to show their true knowledge and skills.

Mock/Diagnostic Assessments (optional)

Candidates have the choice to sit mock assessments in the following areas:

  • Word Processing
  • Spreadsheets
  • Presentations
  • Database
  • Improving Productivity

Each mock assessment contains approximately 60 questions (will vary depending on the type of exam) and has no time limit. These online tests have a detailed “Results Page” that provides extensive feedback to the candidates on all incorrectly answered questions, including a suggested solution for each, which significantly enhances the learning effect of these tests.

The following will be included in this ECDL Level 3 training course:

  • Mock examinations for Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Databases and Improving Productivity
  • Certification examinations for Word Processing, Spreadsheets, Presentations, Databases and Improving Productivity
  • Course notes
  • Computer equipment (if required)
  • Accredited Instructor
  • Certificate
  • Refreshments

Dates and Prices for ECDL Level 3 Advanced

We currently have no public classroom courses scheduled, but would be more than happy to run this course for you. Please contact us using the form below and we will get back to you with some dates and prices.

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Frequently Asked Questions

What time does the ECDL course start and finish each day?

The ECDL Level 3 Advanced classroom training sessions start at 9:15am and finish by 4:30pm at the very latest each day.

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