• Thursday 2nd June 2022
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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 mailmerge 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.

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