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Word Processing (QQI Level 3)

This course is all about learning how to use a Word Processing application.
You will learn how to use Microsoft Word.
You will create documents of interest!
This is an evening time course for on Tuesdays from 6.30pm-8.30pm.
You can bring your own laptop, or you will be provided with one for the course duration.

In this course you will:
• Learn about word processing applications, the terminology associated with them, their functions and features
• Develop the skills and knowledge to support the practical use of a word processing application to create documents
• 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: 03-09-2024 Hours/week: 02 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 34 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
• Outline the significance of using word processing applications in terms of their common uses and features
• Explain key terminology associated with word processing including page layouts, page setup, page breaks, text formats, object insertion, print preview, and toolbars
• Explain the toolbar icons and related functions associated with file handling and text formatting
• Use a word processing application to modify an existing document using a variety of file save options
• Create a range of documents for personal or work requirements
• Use a range of keyboard capabilities including text entry, numeric data entry, keyboard shortcuts, symbol insertion, cursor control, caps lock, and num lock
• 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
• Use simple proofreading tools where available to perform grammar and spell checking
• Print a document to include print preview, spell and grammar check
• 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.


Bunclody FETC


Ryland Road, Bunclody, Y21 E7P0


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

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Anne McDonnell