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Desktop Publishing L3

The purpose of this award is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competences to enhance their personal, social and economic well being.

and competence to use digital media device

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 3M0874

Start Date: 06-02-2023Hours/week: 02 Hrs 00 Mins


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
Desktop Publishing Desktop Publishing (3N0551) QQI
Desktop Publishing (Minr03 – 3N0551) Desktop Publishing (3N0551) QQI
Learners will be able to:
1. Outline how Information Technology affects everyday life to include social networking, e-commerce, eGovernment and e-Learning.
2 Explain commonplace Information Technology concepts and terminology relating to computer types,
computer hardware, application software, and the internet.
3 Describe the health, safety and personal hygiene considerations of working with computers.
4 Describe information security considerations including password protection, viruses, and provision
of personal details.
5 Outline the functions of the main hardware elements of a computer including input, output and storage
6 Operate computer hardware by performing all required steps including connecting all required devices, and powering up and shutting down equipment appropriately.
7 Use a range a keyboard capabilities including text entry, numeric data entry, function keys, application
keys, multifunction keys, symbols, cursor control, caps lock, and num lock.
8 Use a computer 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 relevant environmental impact reduction, health, safety and personal hygiene procedures
when working in an ICT environment.


Adult Literacy, Tramore, Co Waterford


Adult Education Centre, Unit 2, Seapoint Business Park, Riverstown, , Tramore, X91FD9K


  • Free Parking
  • Wheel Chair Access
  • Full Canteen

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Margaret Howard


086 0617072