Advanced PowerPointThe Advanced (ECDL Advanced, ICDL Advanced) Presentations unit is 1 of 5 that is covered within our Teach Yourself Advanced Office manuals, which are designed to help self-study learners gain globally recognised (ECDL Advanced, ICDL Advanced, ICDL Expert and ECDL Expert) qualifications. This unit covers complex tasks in a Presentation (Microsoft PowerPoint) application, including creating and modifying templates, formatting slide backgrounds, enhancing a presentation using built-in drawing and image tools, applying advanced chart formatting features, inserting movies and sound and applying built-in animation features and using linking, embedding, importing and exporting features to integrate data (unit prices from just £6.99, examinations not included). All our manuals cover Microsoft Office 2007, 2010, 2013 and 2016 versions.

Entry Requirements

Although there are no specific entry requirements for ECDL level 3 courses, it is advisable that self-study learners have some prior knowledge of the Microsoft PowerPoint application in completing the ECDL Advanced (European Computer Driving Licence) and ICDL Advanced (International Computer Driving Licence) level 3 Presentations course.


Course Contents

Questions, answers and work-files covering the ECDL Advanced Presentations unit/module:


  • Underpinning Knowledge
  • Inserting Objects
  • 3D Styles
  • Text Formatting
  • Fill Colour
  • Transparencies
  • Printing Presentations
  • Slide Transitions
  • Action Settings
  • Hyperlinks
  • Handouts
  • Motion Paths
  • Image Manipulation
  • Saving Presentation as Webpage
  • Animation
  • Inserting Movie
  • Shape Effects
  • Save Image
  • Link and Embed External Data via Microsoft Excel
  • Custom Show
  • Display Black White Screen
  • Omit Background
  • Import Document in Outline View
  • Pen Annotations
  • Action Button
  • Master Slide
  • Templates
  • Diagrams
  • Chart Formatting (2013 versions onwards)
  • Chart Types (2013 versions onwards)
  • Presentation Planning (2013 versions onwards)




  • Two full practice tests
  • Marking schemes
  • Exam tips
  • Shortcut tips



There are over 2,000 ECDL, ITQ local testing centres throughout the UK and over 10,000 ICDL testing centre worldwide. The ECDL Advanced and ICDL Advanced examinations have no registration fee but examinations cost £70 per exam (prices may vary), please contact your local ECDL/ICDL testing centre for further information.


Hours of Study

There is no set study time limit for ECDL Advanced (level 3) and ICDL Advanced Presentation courses but learners are advised to allow approximately 45 hours depending on their abilities.


Study Period

There is no specific time limit set by the ECDL, ICDL awarding bodies to complete the ECDL Advanced and ICDL Advanced modules/units.


QCF Level

ECDL level 3 qualifications are recognised by the "Qualifications and Credit Framework" and are equivalents to UK ‘A-Level’ standards.


Attainable Certifications

There are several recognised certifications that can be achieved or worked towards via the Advanced Presentations (PowerPoint) unit/module, these include:


  • ECDL Advanced Presentations
  • ICDL Advanced Presentations
  • ECDL Expert (worked towards)
  • ICDL Expert (worked towards)
  • ITQ Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (worked towards)