Word Processing - 5N1358

The aim of this award is to provide the Learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to use a word processing software application to produce a variety of documents to a professional standard.

QQI Level 4 Certificate, or equivalent life/work experience.

QQI 5N1358 Word Processing Component Certificate

Options for you to complete your Course:

- You can book 'Live' Tutor, scheduled weekly classes, OR

- You can book One-to-One Private classes with a Tutor, OR

- You can book an eLearning Online Course only.

Application Management:

  1. 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.

  • Open a Word processing package.

  • Discuss common uses and features, including text manipulation, document formatting, graphics, tabs, tables, mail merge and label printing.

Text Processing:

  1. Identify frequently-used toolbar icons and related functions associated with file handling and text formatting.

  • Input given text into a new Microsoft Word document.

  • Copy and paste a specific piece of text to a new location in a document.

  • Apply bold, underline, italics, font type, font size and font colour to a specific piece of text.

Word Processing Features:

  • Save a file as a Microsoft Word document, a text file and a web page.


  1. 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.

  • Apply different indentation settings to a specific piece of text and paragraph.

  • Change margin size settings to a specific size.

  • Apply different alignment settings to specific pieces of text.

  • Apply different border settings to a specific piece of text.

  • Apply different shading settings to a specific piece of text.

  • Apply bullets and numbering to specific pieces of text.


Word Processing Features:

  1. Perform initial document configuration using page setup features to include – headers and footers, page numbering, paper size and orientation.

  • Create a header and footer containing specific text and fields, and insert page numbers.

  • Change the paper size used in a document and change the orientation (portrait, landscape).

  1. Use a range of proofing tools including – spell check, thesaurus, search and replace.

  • Spell-check a document using the Spelling and Grammar feature and Thesaurus to replace a word.

  • Replace a word using the Fine and Replace feature.


Application Management:

  1. 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.

  • Create a new file in Microsoft Word.

  • Create a new folder structure with specific folder names.

  • Create sub-folder structure with specific sub-folder names.

  • Copy a file from one folder to another.

  • Copy a subfolder from one folder to another.

  • Rename a file with a given name.

  • Find the size, type and date modified of a specific file.

  • Find a specific file within a subfolder structure.

  • Close Word Processing package.



  1. 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.

  • Insert a table with specific number of rows and columns in a document.

  • Resize the entire table.

  • Resize specific rows and columns to specific heights and widths.

  • Merge specific cells within a table.

  • Insert new rows and columns in specific position in a table.

  • Delete specific rows and columns in a table.

  • Use different alignment options in a cell, including align left, centre and align right.

  • Apply different borders settings to a table.

  • Apply shading settings to a table.

  • Sort the contents of a table alphabetically and numerically.


Mail Merge and Labels:

  1. Create mail merge and labels.

  • Set up and save an address list as a data source.

  • Create a letter and insert merge fields.

  • Merge the address list with the letter and save merged document.


Word Processing Features:

  1. Use markup capabilities to make track changes to documents.

  • Use the track changes feature while making changes to a document.

  1. 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.

  • Create a new style and apply it to a specific piece of text.

  • Insert a picture, a piece of clip art and shapes into a document and manipulate graphics.

  1. 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.

  • Create labels using the address list.

  • Adjust the positioning of text in the document before printing.

  • Select parameters in the document before printing.

  • View a print preview before printing.

  • Print single and multiple copies of the document.

  • Print specific pages of the document.

  • Printing specific pages of labels.


Word Processing Features:

  1. 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.

  • Create a file and save it as a template, then use the template to create a new document.

  1. Improve personal performance by using additional resources such as the help facility to solve familiar and unfamiliar word processing problems.

  • Find a solution to a problem using the Help facility.



Carry out Formative Assessment (assessment for learning – written or oral feedback – Individual and/or Group) throughout course duration and carry out Summative Assessment (assessment of learning as per Assessment Briefs) and in accordance with QA.Adm.1 Policy and Procedure manual on Assessment.

Blended/Online with 'Live' Tutor sessions, Tutorials and One-to-One sessions.

Blended/Online (See Virtual Learning Schedule) or Classroom Attendance: 10 x 3 hour classes

In full or Flexi-pay options available

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