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

Word processing skills benefit children during their school years, as well as in almost any profession they may choose as adults.

With word processing software, students can easily review and revise their compositions, highlight key ideas, rearrange sentences or paragraphs to flow more logically, and try out alternative sentences or words to communicate their ideas better.

Module overview

TopicLearning outcome
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 students will be able to use word processing applications to create, edit, and output everyday documents. After passing
this module, students 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
  • ICDL is the global leader in digital literacy learning and certification
  • ICDL modules are designed and updated by global subject matter experts, providing a standardised certification of skills and knowledge
  • ICDL is used by thousands of schools around the world
  • ICDL has rigorous Quality Assurance Standards (QAS) and regular quality audits are conducted internally and externally

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Documents 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.

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