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Word / IT Skills L4 GY

Objectives of the Programme Module
 To explain and describe the primary functions involved in creating a Word processing
 To enable the learner to create documents in a word processing application, save the
document, close, retrieve, make changes and save again.
 To describe the process involved in creating and naming files and saving these files to
specified locations on your computer.
 To enable the learner to retrieve a document, revise text without retyping the entire
document, move, copy delete, enhance and add to sections – ranging from words and
sentences to paragraphs and pages, while displayed.
 To facilitate the learner to demonstrate skills in both character and paragraph forming.
 To facilitate the learner in the creating and inserting of objects such as tables.
 To facilitate the learner to work with images, reposition, resize and format the image.
 To facilitate the learner to use a range of editing tools before printing, use Spell & Grammar
check, thesaurus, proof reading etc.
 To facilitate the learner to produce and print a range of documents, including letters,
memos, tables and forms, to a mail-able or publishable standard, to change default printer,
use different paper sizes, change orientation and adjust the margins settings on the
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 To assist the learner to develop the language, literacy and numeracy skills related to Word
processing through the medium of the module themes and content.
 To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.

Target Award

QQI General Learning – 4M2010

Start Date: 03-09-2023Hours/week: 03 Hrs 30 MinsDuration: 15 weeks


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Education Requirements
Applicants should have a standard of knowledge, skill and competence equivalent to NFQ Level 3 when accessing a Level 4 programme. Applicants may have participated in primary and secondary education although no formal qualifications are required.

Age Requirements
Please see course details for minimum age requirements

Please refer to Programme Descriptor for Programme Aims and Objectives

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 under direction with some ability to work on their own initiative.

Module Award Body
English And Communications Level 4 Communications (4N0689) QQI
Spreadsheet Methods Spreadsheets Methods (4N1120) QQI
Word Processing Word Processing (4N1123) QQI
Learning Outcomes of Level 4 Word Processing 4N1123
Learners will be able to:
1. Outline typical word processing functions, to include document creation, saving and
retrieving and enhance documents.
2. State the primary functions and processes involved in creating word documents.
3. Carry out common word processing functions including creating, naming and locating files
and folders.
4. Use with confidence a word processing application to create and modify text including
inserting, copying, cutting, pasting, deleting, finding and replacing.
5. Produce a range of printed documents by selecting different printers, changing paper size
and orientation and adjusting document margins.
6. Demonstrate character and paragraph formatting skills to include font type, size, style,
colour, tabs, indents, line spacing, alignment buttons, bullets, numbering, symbols, and
special characters.
7. Complete object insertion skills including creating a basic table and locating, and aligning
and re-sizing graphic images.
8. Carry out a range of editing operations on a document containing proof reader/s marks
using the spell checker, thesaurus and grammar tools.
9. Produce a range of word processing documents including letter, memo and form, to a mailable or publishable standard.


Gorey Further Education and Training Centre


Civic Square, The Avenue, Gorey, Co Wexford


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

Contact Details

Course Contact:
Susan Neville