ICDL Level 3 Advanced Word Processing

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Duration: 3 Days
Accredited: Yes
Exams: Included
Funding: Accepted
Type: Classroom, Onsite, Virtual
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Course Information

Course Overview

This level 3 qualification is a single unit that covers advanced Word Processing skills. These can be used to produce complex documents, enhance outputs, and improve productivity, when using a word processing application.

By completing this qualification, you will be able to:

  • Apply advanced text, paragraph, column and table formatting.
  • Maintain a consistent design through the use of character and paragraph styles.
  • Work with referencing features like footnotes, endnotes and captions.
  • Manage citations and bibliography using a chosen citation style.
  • 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 like macros.
  • Use linking and embedding features to integrate data.
  • Collaborate on and review documents locally or online.
  • Apply document security features.
  • Work with watermarks, sections, and headers and footers in a document
  • Use a thesaurus and manage spell check settings.

Please note: It is strongly recommended learners hold a ICDL Level 2 qualification prior to attending this course.


ICDL Level 3 Advanced Word Processing

Module 1: 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


ICDL Level 3 Advanced

Certification Assessments

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)

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.

What's Included

  • 3-days training from NILC’s accredited ICDL trainers
  • Course notes and practice files
  • Mock examinations
  • Certification examinations
  • Recording from each training day (available on request for virtual-live courses only)
  • Course completion certificate
  • Official ICDL Level 3 Word Processing certificate (upon successful completion)

Dates & Prices

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Start Date: Wed 10 April 2024


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How we deliver our courses



Our virtual courses allow you to access live instructor-led training from the same expert instructors that deliver our classroom courses, without leaving the comfort of your home or office. All virtual courses are fully interactive, and learners can communicate with their trainer and peers at any time.

Many of our virtual courses are also recorded, so you can recap over the content you learnt as many time as you wish.


Our classroom courses allow you to learn and interact face-to-face with our expert instructors in a comfortable and modern training environment. All of our classroom based courses take place at NILC centers, or high quality training facilities, and include all required IT and physical equipment.

We also limit our class sizes to help promote better discussions and to ensure your learning experience is comfortable as possible.


Save time and hassle by arranging for one of our expert instructors to come to you. Our onsite courses allow you to learn in a location of your choosing, and you can train as many or as few people as you want – from a single person or team to whole departments. We can also fully customize the course content to the specific requirements of your business or project.

We offer onsite courses throughout the UK and it can be a great team building opportunity for colleagues to come together, bond and discuss.


Our Online Self Paced courses allow you to learn new skills from our expert instructors, in your own time and at your own pace. Our flexible online learning platform allows you to access content on your computer, tablet or mobile device, whether you’re on the move or at home. All our online courses come with immediate access and you can start learning straight away, from any internet enabled compatible device.

We also offer online email support from our expert instructors, so they’re always on hand and happy to help you with any questions which may arise.

Why choose NILC for your training?

Learn why we should be your training provider of choice.

Awarding Winning Training Courses with industry leading customer satisfaction rates

A family business with customer service at the heart of everything we do

Trusted Training Partner to multiple colleges, government departments, businesses and unions

UK based Trainers that are industry experts and fully qualified

Rated "Excellent" with over 500+ Trustpilot Reviews


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What is ICDL?

ICDL is the first certification in personal computing skills to be recognised throughout the European Union. In fact, this certificate is globally recognised as the world’s leading computer skills certification because it proves that you have the competencies necessary to use a computer and to use common computer applications. As such, the ICDL course provides students with the necessary IT skills and abilities needed in a modern world. It will motivate further learning and allow you to build on your existing knowledge. Needless to say, it will also improve your employability prospects in a wide range of fields and industries.

How does the Exam Pass Guarantee work?

With our Exam Pass Guarantee, if you do not pass the exam after attending this training course with us, you will be eligible to attend the same training again for free. Please note learners will have to pay for the examination fee which is set by the examination board. Students retaking the course are required to use any materials or books distributed to them in their original course session. Failure to provide these materials will result in the student being charged for replacement materials.

What does ICDL stand for?

ICDL stands for International Computer Driving Licence.

Who should take ICDL qualifications?

As a course, ICDL is perfect for anyone wishing to gain a good basic understanding of computer use and the most common software packages such as Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel and Microsoft PowerPoint. As well as this it will give you a basic understanding of IT security. It is ideal for those who are contemplating a career in administration and already have some IT experience, but it is also suitable for beginners.

Are there any sample exam papers?

Yes. As part of your ICDL training course with NILC you will be provided with sample tests for each module. These tests are very similar to the certification examinations and provide a good benchmark to ensure to you ready to take the real examinations.

Are there any additional costs to the course price?

We included everything you need to become fully qualified at then end of taking one of our ICDL training courses. This includes a 4-day or 6-day training course (depending which level you take), course notes, practice examinations for each module and certification examinations for each module.

Are there any prerequisites for ICDL?

There are no formal prerequisites for the ICDL Level 1 course, however it is recommended you have some experience in using and navigating a computer and possess some keyboard and mouse skills. For Level 2 courses we would recommend learners are confident with all content covered in the Level 1 course.

What jobs can I get with ICDL?

CDL is a highly respected and sort after IT qualification and is useful for many job roles. Some of the most popular job roles which require this qualification are Office Administrator, Personal Assistant, Clerical Assistant, Accounts Assistant, Administration Assistant, Medical Secretary, Office Manager and Business Administrator.

What version are your ICDL courses?

All of NILC’s ICDL courses follow the latest syllabus and examinations are delivered on the most up to date software versions.

What happens if I fail an ICDL exam?

If you fail to pass one of the ICDL examinations, we will offer you support to give you the best opportunity to pass at the next attempt. Our high pass rates for both ICDL exams allows us to be confident that you will pass at the first attempt providing you complete, attend the course every day and participate in the training.

Do the ICDL qualifications expire?

The ICDL qualifications do not have an expiry date and never expire.

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