Tuesday 20/09/2016 22 Weeks

19:00-21:00 €300



Anyone with a little computer skill i.e. typing and basic word processing who has time to study outside class.



  • To develop the practical skills required to use a word processing package and to develop a knowledge of file management techniques
  • To learn how to produce mailable documents To equip the learner with the skills necessary to use a range of word processing functions
  • To develop the academic and vocational language, literacy and numeracy skills related to Word Processing through the medium of the indicative content
  • To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning




  1. Online typing practice (Home study)
  2. 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
  3. Identify frequently-used toolbar icons and related functions associated with file handling and text formatting
  4. 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
  5. Perform initial document configuration using page setup features to include – headers and footers, page numbering, paper size and orientation
  6. Use a range of proofing tools including – spell check, thesaurus, search and replace
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. Create mail merge and labels
  10. Use markup capabilities to make track changes to documents
  11. 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
  12. Print mailable documents and labels using a range of print features to include – print preview, single and multiple copies, printing specific pages, selecting parameters and adjusting the appearance and positioning of text and graphics
  13. Use a word processing application to create a file from a document template by performing all required steps including creating and storing the template, entering data, and printing and storing the file appropriately for subsequent retrieval
  14. Improve personal performance by using additional resources such as the help facility to solve familiar and unfamiliar word processing problems