Parttime Classroom Business and administration and law

WX Word Processing & Typing Skills

Module Aim

This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to use a word processing application to produce documents in a variety of contexts to a mailable and publishable standard whilst working autonomously and under general direction

Target Award

QQI Office Administration – 5M1997

Start Date: 02-09-2024 Hours/week: 03 Hrs 30 Mins Duration: 38 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 Word Processing (5N1358) QQI
Text Production – 5N1422 Text Production (5N1422) QQI
Learning Outcomes of Level 5 Word Processing 5N1358
Learners will be able to:
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 assoc iated 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
previe w, 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 incl uding 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 problems


Whitemill FET Centre


Whitemill Industrial Estate, Clonard Road, Wexford


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

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville