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Text Production - 5N1422

The aim of this award is to provide the Learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to produce a range of documents suitable or an office environment to a mailable standard within a minimum speed of 35 w.p.m. This module has been developed to enable learners to produce an extensive range of documents using at least one of the following: keyboard or voice input.  The focus of the module is on the skills and knowledge required to produce documents to a good, acceptable standard.

QQI Credits: 15

What will I learn?

Theory, Inputting Text and Document Production:

  1. Examine accepted rules of text production, including punctuation, spacing and word division.

  • Explain and list the rules of punctuation

  • Explain and list the rules of spacing.

  • Explain and list the rules of word division.

  1. Examine accepted formats and conventions for a range of commonly used business documents, to include, letters.

  • Recognise and understand accepted layout format for documents, to include letters, agenda, minutes, memo, itinerary, advertisement, invitation and forms (to include boxes) and reports.

  1. Explain the importance of accuracy and the impact of errors in an organisation’s documentation, both internally and externally.

  • Explore the importance of using dictionaries and thesaurus, and proofreading markings and techniques to an acceptable and mailable standard.

  1. Input text and data accurately from a given source demonstrating correct text production techniques.

  • Input alphanumeric data from a given source displaying correct use of punctuation, spacing and word division.

  • Recognise abbreviations and input corrections appropriately.

  1. Apply accepted rules of text production including punctuation, spacing and word division.

  • Use open or closed punctuation consistently throughout a document.

  • Use spacing rules before and after punctuation correctly.

  • Use capitals where appropriate

  1. Format and emphasise text, using block indented and hanging paragraphs and horizontal and vertical centering.

  • Emphasise text by using bold, underscore, caps etc.

  • Apply block indented and hanging paragraphs to text.

  • Apply horizontal and vertical centring to text.

  • Apply shoulder, side and paragraph headings where appropriate.

  1. Employ dictionaries and thesaurus to proofread documents accurately.

  • Proofread and correct document using a dictionary.

  • Proofread and improve a document using a thesaurus.

  1. Use correct abbreviations for measurements, weights, money and time.

  • Correctly abbreviate measurements, weights, money and time.

  1. Produce documents in a range of layout styles including: letters, agendas, minutes, memos, invitations, reports and forms.

  • Produce a letter, agenda, minutes, memo, invitation, report, form, itinerary from given content.

  1. Insert appropriate references in documents, including, dates, reference numbers, special headings, appropriate marks for circulation and enclosures.

  • Insert a date reference.

  • Insert a reference number.

  • Insert a special heading.

  • Insert circulation (cc) and enclosure marks (enc).

  1. Output tabular statement or table in acceptable format with or without ruling.

  • Create a table using specific format and input text into the table.

  • Insert leader dots appropriately.


Keyboarding Skills:

  1. Use standard speed building techniques.

  • Keyboarding skills practice, using accepted keyboard technique.

  • Use of keyboard skins/covers, may be used.

  1. Design documents that are consistent in layout, style and form.

  • Create documents that are consistent in layout, style and form, for example, using blocked text, centred text, right aligned etc.

  1. Input text accurately from source within a specified time.

  • Input text for 10 minute keyboarding skills and accuracy exercises.

  1. Attain a minimum speed of 35 wpm.

  • Type a passage with a minimum of 35 wpm.

  • Build speed up to 35 w.p.m.

  1. Attain a minimum accuracy of 97%.

  • Type a passage with an accuracy of 97%

  • Classroom-based, face-to-face 'Live Tutor instruction/in a classroom/and online class environment.

  • Workplace learning.

  • Blended learning (hybrid model where a portion of learning is classroom-based and a portion of which is online learning.   

  • Tutor support available between classes (online, face-to-face, or by telephone).

Entry requirements

QQI Level 4 Certificate, or equivalent life/work experience.  A copy of your current Curriculum Vitae or certificate.  It is expected that you will have a range of learning styles, strengths and needs related to the programme and have the capacity to take responsibility for your own learning within the managed classroom and online environment, provided by Lir Business Services & Training Centre.

Learners must reside in Ireland.  This course is delivered through English.  A competency test may be carried out for English language and literacy and/or computer skills to ensure that you have the skills necessary to complete the programme.

The following English language proficiency tests and results are acceptable :

IELTS Indicator Test The minimum score is 6 unless otherwise stated.

TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition The minimum score is 92 unless otherwise stated.

Duolingo English Test The minimum score required is 95 unless stated otherwise.

Exam English If you are unsure of your current level, you can take a free test on sites such as this one. 

If you are unsure contact Lir Reception (044) 9342754 to speak to a qualified person who will be able to assist you.

IT/Computer Skills: sufficient working knowlege of computers.  Learner must have access to a PC, laptop or mobile device with internet access, Windows 8 or later or a Mac with OSX 10.5 or later, a browser with the latest version of Microsoft Edge, Chrome, Firefox or Safari, Adobe Reader to view PDFs.  Your device must have a working camera and audio. PC must be capable of playing video and audio files. We provide you with access to Microsoft 365 Office applications (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, Outlook, Teams).

Blended Learning: Learners must be self-motivated and be able to take responsibility for their own self-directed learning, outside the 'Live' Tutor online classes as they complete their blended learning course.

Reasonable Accommodation: Learners with a disability, medical condition or learning difficulty: In line with the Equal Status Acts 2000 to 2015 - Lir provides reasonable accommodation to meet the needs of our learners to ensure fairness and equality with others on the course.

Certification and Assessment

Following successful completion, you will receive a QQI Level 5 component certificate in Text Production (5N1422) from QQI.

Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) is the national awarding body for further education and training in Ireland.  Lir Business Services & Training Centre Ltd is registered with QQI, as a Private Training Provider,  to offer programmes leading to QQI  awards on the National Framework off Qualifications in Ireland (N.F.Q.) 

Learner Progression: Learners who successfully complete this module may use the associated credits towards a relevant Major Award.

Assessment: Examination - Practical 80% and Skills Demonstrations 20% (Keyboard speed accuracy: 35wpm/97%)

Grading: Pass 50% - 64%, Merit 65% - 79%, Distinction 80% - 100%

When can I start?

See Lir Course Schedule

Lir Terms and Conditions


A Blended and Online Course with 'Live' Tutor classes, optional Virtual Office Hours and Tutorials.  2 x Workshops over 5 weeks or 8 x Evening Classes plus self-directed learning with online support.

This Programme comprises of 1 module.  The duration of this module is typically 150 hours.  This is a combination of 50 hours of Directed Learning and 100 hours of Self-directed learning.  The 50 hours of Directed Learning takes place in Classroom Attendance and 'Live' Tutor Online Classes.  Self-directed Learning is learner-led, and it includes self-directed study, through Lir eLearning Hub.  This will entail preparation and reflection time on your part.  There are Virtual Office Hours throughout the week also to give you the opportunity of meeting your Tutor online, if you have any queries.


Upon successful completion of a Major award, learners can progress to an award on the next level on the NFQ.  Alternatively, the Higher Education Links Scheme (HELS) gives learners the opportunity to use their QQI Level 5/6 Major Award to apply through the CAO for a place in the first year of a higher education programme. In some instances, progression is on the basis of specific Level 5 or 6 Major Awards, Learners should check with the higher education institution prior to commencement. Components (Minor Awards), or achievement of less than 120 credits, will not suffice for progression under the HELS.

Course Fee


Payment Options

Course fee: Phone Lir Reception (044) 934 2754 for a quote.. Payment: 1) in full, or 2) flexi-payments, 3) funding, 4) in-company - separate quote You may qualify for funding by contacting your local Intreo/DSP Office.

22 July 2022 at 09:45:49

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