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Introduction to Word Processing for work, study and home use

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: 03-09-2023Hours/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
Communications L3 Communications (3N0880) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (3N0588) QQI
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 options 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.


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