Start Date: Friday, 27th September 2024


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This course will give the learner the knowledge and skill to use a word processing application to produce documents to a mailable or publishable standard.

Learners who successfully complete this module will:

  • Describe a typical word processing application in terms of common uses and features including: text manipulation, document formatting, graphics, tabs, tables, mail merge and label printing
  • Identify frequently used toolbar icons and related functions associated with file handling and text formatting
  • Create documents applying a range of text processing features including: margins and line spacing, indenting text and paragraphs, borders and shading, numbering and bullets copying and pasting text, enhancing text
  • Perform initial document configuration using page setup features to include: headers and footers, page numbering, paper size and orientation
  • Use a range of proofing tools including: spell check, thesaurus, search and replace
  • Apply file management facilities, including: creating files and folders, saving files in different formats, copying files and folders, renaming files, accessing file details, finding files using search facility
  • Apply a range of table features including: creating tables, resizing, merging cells, inserting or deleting columns and rows, aligning text, applying borders and shading to tables and sorting table content
  • Create mail merge and labels
  • Use markup capabilities to make track changes to documents
  • Produce a range of different types of documents using common word processing features including: manual text formatting, applying styles, creating tables, inserting and manipulating graphics
  • Print mailable documents and labels using a range of print features, to include: print preview, single and multiple copies, printing specific pages, selecting parameters and adjusting the appearance and positioning of text and graphics
  • Use a word processing application to create a file from a document template by performing all required steps including creating and storing the template, entering data, and printing and storing the file appropriately for subsequent retrieval
  • Improve personal performance by using additional resources such as the help facility to solve familiar and unfamiliar word processing problems.

Preferred entry level and entry requirements 

Level 4 Certificate, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or relevant life and work experiences.

English Language Requirements

Learners whose first language is not English must show that they meet a certain standard of English language proficiency.

This can be proven through any one of the following methods:

  • Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR) Level B2 or higher
  • International English Language Testing System (IELTS) – Minimum overall band score of 6
  • Successful completion of a qualification at an equivalent level through the medium of English

Recognition of Prior Learning

Prior learning can only be applied to gain admission to a programme and does not allow learners the opportunity to skip individual modules.

Transfer and Progression:

Information and guidance is available to all learners on potential transfer and progression pathways.

Protection for Enrolled Learners is not required as this course is less than 3 months in duration.