Certificate in Word Processing and Information Management – QQI Level 5


Course Aims

  • Participants will develop skills and competence in using word processing software and file management techniques for organising and storing business information.
  • Speed, accuracy and professional presentation in using Microsoft Word to produce business documents to a high standard will be emphasised.
  • Develop personal initiative and resourcefulness in finding solutions to word processing and information management tasks.
  • Develop good work practices in relation to the use of the computer, printer, file management and materials.
  • Develop competence in formatting and editing documents, inserting objects, document layouts, page layouts, etc.

Course Outline
Learners who successfully complete this course will:

  • Use the range of features of a word processing package, i.e., Microsoft Office Word.
  • Acquire a working knowledge of Windows Operating System and efficient file management techniques
  • Edit and format documents; copying, moving, replacing text; fonts, paragraphs, styles and displays
  • Page setup: margins, page orientation, paper source, headers, footers
  • Tabulation; left, right, decimal and leader tabs
  • Page layout, print preview and printing
  • Adding, inserting and deleting Autotext
  • Tables: creating, editing and formatting tables
  • Work with pictures and clipart; design and display
  • Professional layout of business letters, agenda, minutes, memoranda, reports
  • Create databases in MS Word: work with fields and records
  • Mail merge letters, labels and envelopes
  • Develop proficiency in business English syntax and grammar
  • Proofreading, correction, working with manuscripts.

Assessment will be by a combination of assignments and an examination.

Entry Requirement
QQI Level 4, Leaving Certificate or equivalent qualifications and/or life or work experience.

4 April, Wednesday, 7pm – 10pm, 7 weeks


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