Advanced WordThe Advanced (ECDL Advanced, ICDL Advanced) 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 (ECDL Advanced, ICDL Advanced, ICDL Expert and ECDL Expert) qualifications. This unit covers complex tasks within a Word-Processor (Microsoft Word) application including, using sophisticated typographical, formatting and layout configurations, including tables, forms and graphics, master documents, using tools such as macros and carry out more advanced mail-merge operations (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 Word application in completing the ECDL Advanced (European Computer Driving Licence) and ICDL Advanced (International Computer Driving Licence) level 3 Word course.


Course Contents

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


  • Underpinning Knowledge
  • Mail-Merge
  • Bookmarks
  • Image Manipulation
  • Text Formatting
  • Macros
  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Character Styles
  • Watermarks
  • Footnotes
  • Document Security
  • FileSize Fields
  • Drop-Down List Fields
  • Check Box Fields
  • Table Properties
  • Captions
  • Master Documents
  • Indent and Spacing
  • Link and Embed External Data via Microsoft Excel
  • Track Changes
  • Page Setup
  • Delete Section Breaks
  • Mark Index
  • Table of Contents
  • Modify Template
  • Delete/Add Automatic Text Entries
  • Paragraph Styles (2013 versions onwards)
  • Column Layouts (2013 versions onwards)
  • Column Widths and Spacing (2013 versions onwards)
  • Column Lines (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 Word-Processing 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 Word-Processing (Word) unit/module, these include:


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