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Digital Literacy – Word Processing QQI Level 3

This programme module aims to provide the Learner with the tools necessary to use some of the facilities and functions available in a word processing application to generate documents of interest to the Learner:

· To learn about word processing 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 word processing application to create documents ·
To explore a range of functions in the word processing application and use these to enhance the appearance of the documents produced.

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
Word Processing Word Processing (3N0588) QQI
Digital Media Digital Media (3N0552) QQI
Learning Outcomes of Level 3 Word Processing 3N0588
Learners will be able to:

1. Outline the significance of using word processing applications in terms of their common uses
and features.

2. Explain key terminology associated with word processing including page layouts, page setup,
page breaks, text formats, object insertion, print preview, and toolbars.

3. Explain the toolbar icons and related functions associated with file handling and text formatting.

4. Use a word processing application to modify an existing document using a variety of file save

5. Create a range of documents for personal or work requirements.

6. Use a range of keyboard capabilities including text entry, numeric data entry, keyboard
shortcuts, symbol insertion, cursor control, caps lock, and num lock.

7. Apply text formatting to include bullets, numbering, change case, apply bold, underline, italics,
font, font size, font colour, and text and image alignment.

8. Use text editing features including copy, cut, paste, delete, and insert.

9. Use simple proofreading tools where available to perform grammar and spell checking.

10. Print a document to include print preview, spell and grammar check.

11. Use a word processing application to create a file by performing all required steps including
accessing the application, setting up the page, entering data using the keyboard and mouse,
formatting, printing and storing the file appropriately for subsequent retrieval.


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