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IT for the Workplace Excel Spreadsheets L3

To equip employees with the key IT skills required to interact with the internet and use email, word processing, spreadsheets and powerpoint for standard communications in the workplace.

Email: Use and manage an email account to communicate at work
Internet: Use the Internet to search for everyday information relevant to the company and for personal use.
Composition and Word Processing: Use word processing software to create simple documents for use in professional and personal life
Spreadsheets: Use Excel to create simple spreadsheets for use in personal and professional life
Powerpoint: Use Powerpoint to create simple presentations for use in personal and professional life

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 3M0874

Start Date: 03-09-2023Hours/week: 02 Hrs 30 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
Spreadsheets Spreadsheets (3N0542) 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

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