Certificate in IT (ECDL Advanced) – ITQ Level 3

Course Aims

By completing ITQ level 3 you will develop ability to understand, identify and use relevant methods and skills to complete tasks and address problems. You will need to take responsibility for initiating and completing tasks and procedures as well as exercising autonomy and judgment within limited parameters. It will also reflect awareness of different perspectives or approaches within an area of study or work.

Who is it for?

As prospective candidates you should ideally have the ECDL / ICDL certification and/or previous experience using computers and common software applications. Typically, you should be individuals who use a wide range of advanced software application functionalities in a personal or professional context. The ITQ Level 3 certification is for candidates who wish to develop/demonstrate their ability to use the advanced features of software applications to enhance the quality of their work, improve productivity, demonstrate professionalism and save time in the creation and production of complex documents.

The guidelines for this course suggest that you will need to take on 35-45 hours of learning for each module before testing.


Course Modules 

Word Processing using MS Word 2010 Advanced



After learning Word Processing you will be able to demonstrate ability to use the advanced features of word processing applications to enhance your work, improve productivity and save time. The Word Processing module will give you the opportunity to be certified at an ‘Advanced level’ in the use of word processing applications, acquiring skills sets over and above the routine features of the software.


Module Content:

Spreadsheets using MS Excel 2010 Advanced



When you complete learning Spreadsheets you should be able to use advanced and very professional features in Excel 2010 which will bring your spreadsheet skills to a very advanced level. This will allow you to use the full potential of the spreadsheet application to produce higher quality management information.


Module Content:

Database using MS Access 2010 Advanced



Mastering Advanced Database will enable you to get more from the Access 2010 database by giving you the skills to use the many advanced tools available in database applications to better manage and organise structured information.


Module Content:

Presentation using MS Power Point 2010 – Advanced



By learning Advanced Presentation you will gain skills to create effective, high-impact presentations using advanced features. You will be able to prove your skills in Power Point 2010 by applying advanced presentation features and use this application to its full potential.


Module Content:

Improving productivity using IT skills


At the end of the course you will be able to reconcile your skills and knowledge by applying advanced features of all four applications in everyday work and improve efficiency, quality and overall proficiency of your final work. You will work on real life and simulated projects which will require all your newly acquired skills.

The guidelines for this final stage of the course suggest that you will need to do about 20 hours of work before taking the final test.

As general outcome of the course you will gain:

Knowledge and understanding

Application and action

Autonomy and accountability

 After successful completion of 4 module tests and the final test Improving Productivity using IT you will achieve British Computing Society: The Certificate in IT User Skills (ECDL Advanced) – ITQ 3.