This course sets out essential concepts and skills relating to the ability to use a word processing application to create everyday documents.

After completing this course you will be able to: 

  • Work with documents and save them in different file formats, locally or in the cloud. 
  • Use available help resources, shortcuts and the go to tool to enhance productivity. 
  • Create and edit word processing documents that will be ready to share and distribute. 
  • Apply different formats and styles to enhance documents and recognise good practice in choosing the appropriate formatting options. 
  • Insert tables, pictures and drawn objects into documents. 
  • Prepare documents for mail merge operations. 
  • Adjust document page settings and check and correct spelling before printing 

Please note examinations are not included as part of the course fee. These need to be purchased and arranged with your nearest ECDL Testing Centre. Please click here to find your nearest centre. 


  • 01

    Course Files

    • Course Files To Download

  • 02

    Using The Application

  • 03

    Document Creation

    • Entering Text

    • Select and Edit

  • 04


    • Text

    • Paragraphs - Part 1

    • Paragraphs - Part 2

    • Formatting Styles

  • 05


    • Table Creation

    • Table Formatting

    • Graphical Objects

  • 06

    Mail Merge

    • Preparation

    • Outputs

  • 07

    Prepare Outputs

    • Setup

    • Check and Print


Richard Walters is one of NILC's senior level Microsoft Office trainer's and has more than a decade of experience in IT and Business Skills training. Richard has an advanced-level understanding of all Microsoft Office packages and specialises in Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Visio and Project.

Richard Walters

Senior Microsoft Application Instructor


  • When does the course start and finish?

    The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.

  • How long do I have access to the course?

    How does 1 years access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for 365 days - across any and all devices you own.

  • What if I am unhappy with the course?

    We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 14 days and we will give you a full refund.