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This module allows candidates to understand the concept of presentations and to demonstrate competence in using presentation software.


The Syllabus sets out the specific knowledge and skills that make up this module, as informed by input from subject matter experts from a wide range of computer societies and organisations.

Download the Presentation Module Syllabus (PDF)

On completion of this module the candidate will be able to:

  • Work with presentations and save them in different file formats
  • Choose built-in options, such as the Help function, within the application to enhance productivity
  • Understand different presentation views and when to use them; choose different slide layouts and designs
  • Enter, edit, and format text in presentations
  • Recognise good practice in applying unique titles to slides
  • Choose, create, and format charts to communicate information meaningfully
  • Insert and edit pictures, images, and drawn objects
  • Apply animation and transition effects to presentations
  • Check and correct presentation content before finally printing and giving presentations

What are the benefits of this module?

  • Covers the key skills needed to use presentation software
  • Can be applied to a range of presentation software from vendor packages to 'freeware’
  • Certifies best practice in effective presentation software use
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world. This process ensures the relevance and range of module content

Syllabus Overview:





Using the Application

  • Working with Presentation
  • Enhancing Productivity


Developing a Presentation

  • Presentation Views
  • Slides
  • Master Slide


  • Handling Text
  • Formatting
  • Lists
  • Tables



  • Using Charts
  • Organisation Charts

Graphical Objects

  • Insert, Manipulate
  • Drawing

Prepare Outputs

  • Preparation
  • Check and Deliver

Sample Test

ECDL Foundation provides sample tests to enable potential candidates and employers to understand ECDL Presentation in more depth and prepare for testing.

Download the Presentation Sample Test - Office 2013 (.zip)
Download the Presentation Sample Test - Office 2010 (.zip)
Download the Presentation Sample Test - OpenOffice 4.1 (.zip)

Please note: Answers are provided for the multiple choice questions of the sample papers, please refer to ECDL training materials for information on practical tasks.

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