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Starting from 01-Feb-13, all candidates starting the ECDL Core will be allocated an ECDL Registration Number instead of the Skills Card. Existing candidates who have purchased the Skills Card will continue using this.


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Image Editing & Web Editing Tests

Image Editing & Web Editing tests will be undertaken on automated testing software only.

ECDL Web Editing

As the need for an online presence becomes increasingly important, so too does an individual's (or small company's) ability to develop and maintain its presence online. That is where the Web Editing programme fits in perfectly, as it requires the candidate to understand the key web editing and publishing concepts, and to create, upload, and maintain a static website.

Developed by ECDL Foundation, Web Editing (formerly known as WebStarter) is a certification programme that enables candidates to acquire the skills required to design, create and maintain a website.

By explaining the basics and defining terms in a straightforward way, candidates will understand the key concepts underpinning web editing and publishing, in addition to acquiring a wide range of web design skills, from basic HTML to image manipulation. Recommended training time for ECDL Web Editing is 20-30 hours. The certification test is 45 minutes in length.

Benefits of Web Editing

  • Provides a clear, easy-to-follow programme
  • Explains the basic concepts behind website design and publishing in a straightforward way
  • Applicable to a variety of web publishing software
  • Provides the candidate with the skills to develop, publish and maintain a website
  • Developed with input from computer users, subject matter experts and practising computer professionals from all over the world
  • Certifies best-practice in website creation
  • Backed by the international reputation of ECDL Foundation

Who is Web Editing for?

Web Editing is an ideal certification for anyone who wishes to understand the fundamentals of creating websites, establish a web presence, and prove these skills against an international standard. It is also an ideal certification for Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises (SMEs) who need a presence on the Web, but who do not possess the resources to develop and maintain a large-scale site; community/hobby groups who wish to communicate with their members in a low-cost way; and secondary school teachers and students who want to share information.

Web Editing certifies that candidates:

  • Understand key web concepts and terms
  • Understand the basic principles of HTML and use common HTML mark-up tags to modify the layout of a web page
  • Use a web authoring application to design and format web pages, format text, and work with hyperlinks and tables
  • Recognise and use common web image formats and create forms in a web page
  • Understand and use cascading style sheets (CSS)
  • Prepare web pages for publishing to a web server

How does the Web Editing programme work?

When candidates register to sit for the Web Editing test they purchase a Registration Number. The Registration Number fee incorporates the external marking by ECDL Malta and the issue of the Web Editing certificate.

Registration Numbers may be purchased from any accredited Web Editing Test Centre. Only an accredited Test Centre can carry out testing and issue Registration Numbers. Test Centres are approved and monitored by ECDL Malta.


  • The Web Editing test is undertaken at the computer at an accredited ECDL Test Centre. Candidates are provided with a test paper that contains a set of questions. Candidates work through these questions on the computer.

    As from 1st October 2013 all Web Editing tests will be undertaken on automated testing software. Candidates registered to do the Web Editing test should contact their Test Centre for more details.

  • The test can be taken on computers having Adobe Dreamweaver, Microsoft Expression Web or MS FrontPage.

  • The duration of each test is 45 minutes. No books or other help may be used during the tests.

  • The tests are marked externally by ECDL Malta.

  • The pass mark is set to be 75%.

  • Candidates failing Web Editing tests are allowed to retake the test at the same Test Centre. Candidates are encouraged to attempt the sample test papers before taking the test.

  • Candidates who are not satisfied with the assessment process of their Web Editing test are encouraged to discuss their concerns with the Test Centre. If they are not satisfied with the outcome of these discussions, they are encouraged to send an email/letter to ECDL Malta explaining their concerns. A fee will be charged for revision of tests.


Starting from 1st August 2011, Web Editing tests are based on Syllabus 2.0 in PDF* format.

*You will need Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files on your system.

Sample Tests

In order to download the sample paper files to your PC, do the following:

  1. Select the sample paper link provided below
  2. In the dialogue box that appears, select "Open this file from its current location"
  3. In the dialogue box that appears, select the required path to extract files to.(e.g. C:/My Documents)
  4. This will extract all the files into the chosen folder above ( you may require a compressed folder extraction tool e.g. jZip)
  5. In this folder, open the files and follow instructions.

Web Editing Partial Sample Test Papers for Dreamweaver, Expression Web & MS FrontPage


The Web Editing certificate is awarded when a Candidate successfully passes the test. The certificate will NOT be issued immediately by the Test Centre. ECDL Malta will issue the certificate and pass this on to the Test Centre where the test was held. Candidates will collect the certificate from the Test Centre where they had sat for their test. The fee involved in issuing the Web Editing certificate is incorporated in the cost of the Registration Number.

How to get Started

Contact one of the locally accredited Web Editing Test Centres.

Last updated: 21-Sep-13