The Web Editing module sets out key web publishing concepts and the skills required to create, upload, and maintain a web site. It also covers important issues such as security and copyright.

Thanks to the internet, it’s never been easier to communicate with a worldwide audience. Websites are crucial for virtual interactions, from selling products or services to sharing ideas or knowledge. Having the skills to set up a website and use web authoring software to maintain and update it are highly valuable in a competitive work environment.

Websites are a common tool of businesses, organisations, and communities. This makes the Web Editing module suitable for a wide range of candidates, including employees, volunteers, students, graduates, and bloggers.

Module overview

CategorySkill set
Web concepts
  • Key terms
  • Web publishing
  • Legal issues
HTML
  • Fundamentals of HTML
  • Using HTML
Web authoring
  • Design
  • Using the application
  • Enhancing productivity
  • Text input and formatting
  • Paragraph formatting
  • Hyperlinks
  • Tables
Using objects
  • Graphical objects
  • Forms
Styles
  • CSS concepts
  • Using CSS
Preparing upload
  • Check
  • Publish

The main benefits of this module

  • Understand the different services supported by the internet
  • Recognise the planning and design aspects of creating a website
  • Identify the different functions of a web authoring tool and how to use them
  • Apply HTML and CSS to a website to enable the formatting of text, images, and other elements
  • Understand how to publish a site and troubleshoot issues

The goals of this module

Successful candidates will be able to register a domain, set up a website, and maintain it using web authoring software. ICDL modules focus as much on skill acquisition as on the understanding of concepts. Having successfully completed this module, candidates will feel confident making changes to a website and using basic coding skills. The syllabus is standardised and vendor-independent, so skills are always transferrable.

This module answers key questions such as:

  • What are the main concepts and terms of the internet?
  • What are the basic principles of HTML and how are common HTML tags used to structure web pages? 
  • How is a website planned and designed? How are text and pages formatted? 
  • What is CSS and how is it used to style different elements of a website?
  • What elements can be added to pages, for example, images, links, tables, and forms? 
  • How does national and international copyright law affect what can be published on a website? 
  • What goes into optimising a website for search engines?
  • How is a website checked and published?

Why choose ICDL?

  • Modules cover the key skills and main concepts of design
  • Certification is internationally recognised
  • ICDL modules are developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts, and practising computer professionals from all over the world
  • Syllabus content reflects day-to-day tasks and responsibilities in this sector
  • Consistency is maintained by our rigorous quality assurance standards

Other ICDL Professional modules supporting Design include:

2D CAD — Web Editing — Image Editing

Modules can be combined in any way to create a unique ICDL Profile

Syllabus

The detailed syllabus for the Web Editing 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 Web Editing module and how we test skills and knowledge?

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

ICDL Professional modules

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ICDL Professional is made up of groups of modules that are tailored for different sectors, covering the core skills that will only become more important over time.

Each module is supported by training materials that cover the syllabus content in a way that is easy to relate to day-to-day tasks and responsibilities within a particular sector.

Modules can be mixed and matched from different sectors to create a unique ICDL Profile. For example, someone working in marketing might take Digital Marketing, Advanced Word Processing, Advanced Presentation, and Image Editing.

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