The Word Processing module covers the main concepts and skills needed for common word processing tasks, such as creating, formatting, and finishing letters and other everyday documents.

With so many job roles now using essential ICT skills, workers need to demonstrate their ability to use word processing applications to produce workplace documents effectively. This module covers the knowledge and skills needed to create clearly presented, well-structured documents.

This module is suitable for a wide range of candidates who want to be able to work with documents effectively using a range of word processing applications.

Develop the skills needed to create complex documents that are attractive and easy to read.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Using the application
  • Working with documents
  • Enhancing productivity
Document creation
  • Enter text
  • Select, edit
Formatting
  • Text
  • Paragraphs
  • Styles
Objects
  • Table creation
  • Table formatting
  • Graphical objects
Mail merge
  • Preparation
  • Outputs
Prepare outputs
  • Setup
  • Check and print

Main learning outcomes

Successful candidates will be able to use word processing applications to create, edit, and output everyday documents. After passing
this module, candidates will feel confident enhancing their documents with text formatting and by inserting common features such as tables or images. They will be able to:

  • understand the key concepts of word processing
  • identify the different file formats and how to save them
  • recognise good practice applying formatting options
  • understand the different elements, objects, and data that can be added to a document
  • know how to finalise a document and prepare it for printing
  • prepare and create documents using mail merge

Why certify with ICDL?

  • ICDL certification is internationally recognised by employers and institutions.
  • ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising professionals from all over the world.
  • The regularly updated syllabus content reflects day-to-day tasks and responsibilities typical of job roles.
  • ICDL modules focus on skills acquisition as well as an understanding of concepts.
  • ICDL syllabus content is vendor-independent so that skills and knowledge are transferable.
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally.

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Word Processing module is publicly available, so that there is complete clarity about what is covered.

The syllabus document, which sets out the specific skills and knowledge that you will learn and against which you will be certified, can be downloaded here.


Sample tests

Do you want to better understand the Word Processing module and how we test skills and knowledge

Try out the Word Processing sample tests here to get a feel for the coverage of the module, or practice before your certification test.

Offer ICDL in your organisation

You can use ICDL as a training centre, a school or college, or for your own staff within your organisation.

To offer ICDL certification, you should contact the local ICDL operator in your country.

You can find contact details for all ICDL operators on our ‘ICDL in your country‘ page.

Find an ICDL course near you

Certifying your digital skills with ICDL is simple:

  1. Assess your existing skills with a Diagnostic Test
  2. Build your skills during a course or through learning in your own time
  3. Certify your skills and earn an ICDL certificate

ICDL Diagnostic Tests, Certification Tests, and courses are available through a network of test centres around Asia.

To get started, find an ICDL Accredited Test Centre near you

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