Advanced Word ITQThe ITQ syllabus was designed in 2010 by employers to meet the needs of today's businesses. ITQ Advanced qualifications are extremely flexible and can be mapped to the ECDL Advanced (European Computer Driving Licence) portfolio of certifications. ITQ qualifications are listed by QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) and therefore maybe eligible for funding in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The ITQ Word-Processing 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 (ITQ Advanced, ECDL Advanced, ICDL Advanced, ICDL Expert and ECDL Expert) qualifications (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 ITQ level 3 courses, it is advisable that learners have some prior knowledge of the Microsoft Word application in completing the ITQ Advanced (Information Technology Qualification) level 3 Word course.


Course Contents

Questions, answers and work-files covering the Advanced ITQ Word-Processing unit/module:


Performance Section


  • Modify a form using form field options
  • Apply different footers to sections
  • Insert a watermark in a document
  • Modify a paragraph style
  • Create a table of contents
  • Create an index
  • Create and run a macro
  • Change the cell margins of a table
  • Sort data in a table
  • Provide constructive feedback on a document
  • Merge data


Knowledge Section (Multiple-Choice)


  • Methods used to complete task
  • Skills used to complete task
  • Resources used to complete
  • Define legal guidelines
  • Define local guidelines
  • Constructive Feedback




  • Full practice test
  • Marking scheme
  • Exam tips
  • Shortcut tips


Exam Registration

There are over 2,000 local ITQ testing centres throughout the UK and most local colleges and universities will offer testing facilities to self-study learners. Candidates must register prior to their first exam via their local testing centre (10-14 days recommended), identification is required usually in the form of a utility bill and passport or driving licence. A one off administration fee may be incurred of approximately £50 - £70, please contact your local ITQ testing centre for more information.


Exam Fees

As with most self-study course providers examination fees are not included within the courses fees, allowing learners flexibility and choice of exam venue. ITQ Advanced assessment fees are set per module/unit and start from £19.


Exam Process

ITQ Advanced (level 3) examinations are in two parts, performance and knowledge. As ITQ is designed for practical performance, ITQ assessors may be able to arrange to test learners within their workplace, alternatively assessments must be completed within a validated ITQ test centre.


Hours of Study

There is no set study time limit but learners are advised to allow approximately 60 hours for ITQ Advanced courses, depending for on their abilities.


Study Period

There is no specific time limit to complete the ITQ Advanced units and modules.



ITQ qualifications are listed by QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) and therefore maybe eligible for funding in England, Wales and Northern Ireland. Please ask your HR department or at your local Job centre.


QCF Level

ITQ Advanced (level 3) qualifications are recognised by QCF (Qualifications and Credit Framework) and are equivalents to UK ‘A-Level’ standards.



There are several benefits of gaining the ITQ Advanced qualification including:


  • Improve job prospects
  • Improve career prospects
  • Gain recognised qualification


Attainable Certifications

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


  • ITQ Level 3 Word-Processing
  • ITQ Level 3 Certificate in IT User Skills (worked towards)