Parttime Classroom Business and administration and law

Word Processing Skills QQI 5

This course covers the following objectives:
1. 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

2. Identify frequently-used toolbar icons and related functions associated with file
handling and text formatting

3. 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

4. Perform initial document configuration using page setup features to include –
headers and footers, page numbering, paper size and orientation

5. Use a range of proofing tools including – spell check, thesaurus, search and replace

6. 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

7. 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

8. Create mail merge and labels

9. Use markup capabilities to make track changes to documents

10. 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

11. 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

12. 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

13. Improve personal performance by using additional resources such as the help facility
to solve familiar and unfamiliar word processing problem

Target Award

QQI Business Administration – 5M2468

Start Date: 30-08-2024 Hours/week: 04 Hrs 00 Mins Duration: 14 weeks


Day Mornings Afternoons Evenings
Education Requirements
NFQ Level 4 or equivalent when accessing a Level 5 programme.
CERFL proficiency at B2 for access to Level 5 courses for those whose first language is not English
Mature learner entry requirements available via the local ETB pathway
Additional requirements may apply to non-EU/EEA Applicants and may be subject to full international fees (Please refer to Information for International Learners)
*Each provider may have additional requirements, not outlined above.

Age Requirements
Minimum statutory school leaving age (16+)

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 moderate range of knowledge, skills and competencies relevant to the course, be able to work with responsibility and demonstrate the ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
Word Processing (Community) Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Learners will have acquired the knowledge skills and competencies in the theory and practice in this vocational area.

Are you comfortable with the package and want a more advanced knowledge this course is for you.

Employability Statement
The successful completion of the QQI Level 5 Major Award in Business Administration will enable applicants to work under supervision in an administrative role in a range of business contexts.


Tramore Further Education and Trainig Centre


Unit 2 Seapoint Business Park, Riverstown, Tramore, X91FD9k


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

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Mary Upton