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Digital Literacy – Desktop Publishing QQI Level 3

Aims and Objectives of the Programme Module:

This programme module aims to provide the Learner with the tools necessary to use some of the
facilities and functions available in a desktop publishing application to generate publications of
interest to the Learner
To learn about desktop publishing applications, the terminology associated with them, their
functions and features
To facilitate the Learner to develop the skills and knowledge to support the practical use of a
desktop publishing application to create high quality, printable publications
To explore a range of functions in the desktop publishing application and use these to
enhance the appearance of the publications created.

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 3M0874

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 03 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 39 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
No formal education or qualifications are required although applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education. Applicants will be expected to demonstrate a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 2 when accessing a Level 3 programme.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Learning Aptitude
Applicants must have a motivation to learn, an interest in the subject and the ability to acquire the knowledge, skills and competencies set out in the course.

Previous Experience
Applicants must be able to demonstrate a limited range of knowledge, skills and competencies skills relevant to the course and be able to work under direction.

Module Award Body
Digital Media Digital Media (3N0552) QQI
Desktop Publishing 3N0551-027 Desktop Publishing (3N0551) QQI
Learning Outcomes of Level 3 Desktop Publishing 3N0551
Learners will be able to:
1. Outline the significance of using desktop publishing applications in terms of their common uses
and features
2. Explain rudimentary terminology associated with desktop publishing including, What you see is
what you get (WYSIWYG), file formats, image formats, page layout, clip art, borders, text
3. Explain common icons and related functions found for basic desktop publishing
4. Plan the basic design and layout for a variety of publications to include sequencing of tasks,
material and resources, timescale
5. Use a desktop publishing application to access new and existing publications
6. Apply edit functions and formatting to publications to enhance the appearance of a publication
to include inserting and manipulating images, graphics, text, borders, colour, and fonts
7. Prepare a range of publications for hard or soft copy publication to include formatting,
proofreading, and previewing layout
8. Use a desktop application to create a file by performing all required steps including accessing the
application, entering data using the keyboard and mouse, printing the file, and storing the file
appropriately for subsequent retrieval
9. Apply appropriate health, safety and personal hygiene procedures when working in an
Information and Communications Technology environment.


Wexford College of FET


Whitemill Industrial Estate , Clonard Road, Wexford, Y35XR22


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen
  • Tea/Coffee Making

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Siobhan Connors