ADMN06011 2016 Intermediate Computer and Text Processing 1

General Details

Full Title
Intermediate Computer and Text Processing 1
Transcript Title
Inter Comp & Text Proc 1
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Subject Area
ADMN - Administration
BUS - Business
06 - NFQ Level 6
05 - 05 Credits
Start Term
2016 - Full Academic Year 2016-17
End Term
9999 - The End of Time
Clodagh Crowe
Programme Membership
SG_BACCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Accounting SG_BACCO_C06 201700 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Accounting and Marketing SG_BOFFI_C06 201900 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration SG_BADMN_B07 202100 Bachelor of Business in Business Administration L7 SG_BOFFI_C06 202100 Higher Certificate in Business in Business in Office Administration

This module builds on the skills acquired in the modules Introduction to Computer and Text Processing 1 & 2 to develop the learners competencey in a range of Text Processing skills to prepare, process and produce business documents accurately and efficiently within specified time limits.  The learner will continue to develop effective data and text inputting skills and will be introduce to the practice of Audio Typing.  The module prepares the learner for opportunities in business adminstration roles by working on documents reflective of current practice. 

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;


Be able to create documents by applying the correct formatting and alignment to ensure the output is of mailable business standard.


Be able to effectively create a variety of business documents that include tabulations, images, indentations, bullets and numbering.


Demonstrate ability to use a wide range of word processing functions to create and format business documents.


Be able to transcript with accuracy and efficiency business documents from Audio.


Demonstrate ability to enter meaningful text at a speed of 35wpm for 10 minutes with 97% accuracy.

Teaching and Learning Strategies

Students will be given original examples and shown how to format documents.  The lecturer will demonstrate how to correctly format documents and will give the student a variety of examples that will be assessed to ensure the correct methods are used.

Module Assessment Strategies

In-class continuous assessment, students will work on sample documents and will output to create a portfolio of work throughout the Semester.  In addition the student will complete in-class practical assessments scheduled in advance at intervals throughout the Semester.  Final speed and accuracy test will be held in-class at the end of the module.

Repeat Assessments

Repeat Practical Assessment/Exam

Indicative Syllabus

Intermediate Word Processing Functions

  • Understanding and effectively using the advanced page layout functions in word processing software;
  • Using the Style function and be able to modify and create own styles;
  • Creating headers, footers, page numbers;
  • Setting out documents correctly with breaks and numbering sections of documents;
  • Using a variety of font functions to style documents such as spaced characters, text shading, superscripts/subscript
  • Introduction to using and aligning clipart, images, graphics, shapes, wordart in documents;
  • Introduction to using lists such as bullets and numbering effectively in documents;
  • Introduction to footnotes and endnotes.

 Using Columns, Tabs and Tables to align text/numbers

  • Introduction to aligning text in columns, how to use multiple column formats.
  • Using tabs (left, right, center, decimal) within documents to align text.
  • Using leader dot tabs to create tear-off sections in business letters and other documents.
  • Creating basic tables for use in business documents.

Creation/formatting of Business Documents

  • Continue to develop correct and appropriate document format to include correct use of spacing, punctuation, spelling and suitable layouts for various documents.
  • Create and edit various intermediate level business documents to develop use of word processing software to include Display (with different heading styles), Letters with different formatting and enclosures such as tear-off and multiple pages, Reports (long), long business documents, documents with columns, tabs and tables.
  • Proofread, spell and grammar check documents and output via saving to folder, email and print.

Introduction to Audio Transcription

  • Introduction to Audio Transcription use and current technology.
  • Transcribe documents from audio.

Keyboarding Skills

Develop speed an accuracy skills to acquire a minimum of 35wpm with a maximum error level of 3%

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
100 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Practical in-class assessment - production of portfolio of all work complete in-class to include audio Continuous Assessment Assessment 30 % OnGoing 1,2,3,4
2 In-class practical assessment at intervals Practical Practical Evaluation 60 % OnGoing 1,2,3
3 Keyboarding - Practical Speed and Accuracy Assessment Practical Practical Evaluation 10 % End of Semester 5

Full Time Mode Workload

Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Practical Computer Laboratory Practical with Lecturer 4 Weekly 4.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Develop Speed and Accuracy Typing Skills Practice - Independent 1 Weekly 1.00
Independent Learning Not Specified Practice Functions of Word Processing Software and operations of a computer 1 Weekly 1.00
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 4.00 Hours

Required & Recommended Book List

Recommended Reading
Text Production with Microsoft Word 2007
ISBN 0717145778 ISBN-13 9780717145775
Recommended Reading
2013-07-24 Keyboarding and Word Processing, Complete Course, Lessons 1-110: Microsoft Word 2013: College Keyboarding South-Western Educational Pub
ISBN 1133588972 ISBN-13 9781133588979

Get ready for academic and workplace success with KEYBOARDING AND WORD PROCESSING, COMPLETE COURSE, LESSONS 1-110, MICROSOFT 2013, 19th Edition. This market-leading text provides the tools you need to develop expertise in keyboarding, document formatting, and word processing skills using Microsoft Word 2013. To build proficiency in these critical job-ready skills, lessons are structured for maximum efficiency in learning and to encourage productivity. When coupled with Keyboarding Pro DELUXE Online (KPDO) web-based software you can work independently at home or at school with this easy-to-use integrated system.

Recommended Reading
Step by Step Computer Applications
ISBN 0717145603 ISBN-13 9780717145607
Recommended Reading
2007-05 Essential Computer Applications Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717142647 ISBN-13 9780717142644
Recommended Reading
2012-05-04 The Basic Guide to Word Processing Gill & Macmillan Ltd
ISBN 0717149951 ISBN-13 9780717149957

The essential basic guide on how to use Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010. Presented in three distinct sections: Unit 1 deals with both Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010 Unit 2 contains key pointers for text production Unit 3 deals with Microsoft Word 2003. Screen shots clearly indicate which button to press and what each screen should look like. Layout helps familiarise students with menus and toolbars, as well as tasks such as inserting, modifying and deleting text. Advanced features such as formatting text, working with tabs and indents, and adding a table to the document are also included. Practical questions are included throughout the text. Facilitates easy progression for the student from Microsoft Word 2003 to Microsoft Word 2007 and 2010. Unit 2 on text production includes: Accepted rules for spacing before and after punctuation Use of correct abbreviations for measurements, weights, money and time Application of block, indented and hanging paragraphs to text Use of main headings, sub-headings, side, shoulder and paragraph headings in text Standard correction signs for amending text ange and selection of paper sizes. Accessible, logical and extremely readable, this book has been student tested and approved! * Presented in four distinct units: * Unit 1: Microsoft Word 2010 * Unit 2: Microsoft Word 2007 * Unit 3: Top Tips for Text Production * Unit 4: Exercises * Screen shots clearly show how to use Microsoft Word 2007 and Microsoft Word 2010. * Takes a step-by-step approach to learning the Microsoft Word package. * Deals with areas such as formatting text, tabs, tables, layout and mail merge. * Top Tips for Text Production deals with spacing, punctuation, paragraphing, headings and correction signs. * It is a practical beginners' guide for Microsoft Word 2007 * Includes a comprehensive exercise section for practice learning. * Accessible, logical and extremely readable, this book has been student tested and approved! WRITTEN FOR: FETAC Level 5 Word Processing FETAC Level 5 Text Production VTOS courses

Module Resources

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Other Resources

Manual on Word Processing and Business Documentation created for Intermediate Computer and Text Processing 2 by Lecturer. In addition Keyboarding Manual provided by Lecturer will be used during practicals.