Midas Group

Word Processing (FETAC Level 5)

Course Aim:

This programme module aims to equip the learner with the knowledge, skills and competence to use a word processing application to produce documents in a variety of contexts to a mailable and publishable standard whilst working autonomously and under general direction. Learners should be encouraged to develop thought processes which will allow them to disseminate a task into component tasks and develop the resourcefulness to be able to undertake the tasks.

Course Goals:
  • To acquire a thorough working knowledge of word processing and become proficient with use of the operating system.
  • To ensure the learner develops a clear understanding of the concepts of word processing and best practice in its use.
  • To enable the students to develop the skills and competencies to produce documents to a high standard.
  • To assist the learner to develop the skills and competencies required to achieve success.
  • To allow the learner to develop the practical skills required to use a range of file management techniques so as to be able to save the work done.
  • To assist the learner to develop skills of personal resourcefulness in using word processing features.
  • To enable the learner to take responsibility for his/her own learning.
Content of this Course:
  • 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.
  • Identify frequently-used toolbar icons and related functions associated with file handling and text formatting.
  • 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.
  • Perform initial document configuration using page setup features to include – headers and footers, page numbering, paper size and orientation.
  • Use a range of proofing tools including – spell check, thesaurus, search and replace.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Create mail merge and mailing labels.
  • Use markup capabilities to make track changes to documents.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • 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 13 Improve personal performance by using additional resources such as the help facility to solve familiar and unfamiliar word processing problems.



On completion of this course, successful learners will be awarded with a FETAC Level 5 Minor Award in Word Processing(5N1358)

Structure of Course:

The unit can be run as online course with the learner getting access to all class files, tutorials, presentations and other resources and also as a blended learning course with Tutor input.

Duration: The course can be completed at a pace set by the learner

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