Desktop Publishing (8983)

Last Updated: 20 Nov 2015
Using desktop publishing software and basic design skills this qualification equips you use imported texts and graphic objects for producing pieces such as newsletters, posters, and multipage publications such as leaflets and brochures.
The Level 1 Award in Desktop Publishing is designed for those looking for an introduction to the subject and wish to learn basic skills to create a variety of documents.

For those who wish to study the subject in more detail or have some experience the Level 2 Award in Desktop Publishing will take a learner through more in depth use of desktop publishing software and provide the skills to produce sophisticated items.

While there are no entry requirements for these qualifications, it is advised that candidate have knowledge of computer systems, disk management and basic ability to use keyboarding and word processing techniques.
Available to deliver in the following:
  • England
  • Wales
  • Scotland
  • Ireland
  • International

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General Information

What Is Involved In Studying This Course?

The qualification covers the use of desktop publishing software, manipulating text and graphic objects as well as presenting information in a professional manner. The qualification handbook details the objectives and requisite underpinning knowledge and skills required.

Please consult the qualification handbook, which can be found in the centre documents section for further details.

Final assessment for the qualification is based on candidates completing set tasks in time conditions.

Which level is right for me?

Level 1
Covers the basic topics in desktop publishing of manipulating text and graphic objects as well as presenting information in a professional manner

Level 2
Builds on the objectives of Level 1, covering similar topics but going into further detail.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Desktop administrators, print and graphic designers, editors, publishers, media consultants and other related professionals are examples of individuals that can take this qualification at Levels 1 or Level 2.

Please seek advice from your Tutor as required.

What Is Involved With Delivering This Course?

In order to offer the Desktop Publishing qualifications, centres must have suitably qualified/experienced staff to carry out training and assessment either by training internal members of staff or recruiting specially.
To offer this qualification it is advised that you are able use industry standard software with flexibility for varied hardware and software specifications.
Non-native English speakers are advised to ensure their competency at intermediate level English.
Whilst basic design skills are not essential it is helpful if you check/ensure that learners have and understanding of this skill.
To find all the resource requirements download the qualification handbook from the centre documents section.

Candidates under the age of 16 can be eligible to take either level of qualification.

Level 1

Level 1 covers the basic topics in desktop publishing of manipulating text and graphic objects as well as presenting information in a professional manner.

For full details, see the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Desktop administrators, print and graphic designers, editors, publishers, media consultants and other related professionals are examples of individuals that can take this qualification at Levels 1 or Level 2.

Please seek advice from your Tutor as required.

Level 1 Award in Desktop Publishing (8983-11)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 1 Award in Desktop Publishing

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

Level 2

Level 2 builds on the objectives of Level 1, but goes into further detail covering similar topics such as presenting information in a professional manner.

For full details, see the centre documents section.

What Careers Can This Lead To?

Desktop administrators, print and graphic designers, editors, publishers, media consultants and other related professionals are examples of individuals that can take this qualification.

Please seek advice from your Tutor as required.

Level 2 Award in Desktop Publishing (8983-12)

Last Registration Date: 31 Dec 2017

Level 2 Award in Desktop Publishing

  • Accreditation No: Data unavailable This is a reference number related to UK accreditation framework
  • Type: VRQ This is categorisation to help define qualification attributes e.g. type of assessment
  • Credits: Data unavailable Credits are a measure of the size of the qualification
  • Guided Learning Hours: 30 - 30 This is the average contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Total Qualification Time: Data unavailable This is the total contact time a centre would typically commit
  • Key Stage: Data unavailable This shows the equivalent Key Stage level.
  • Last Certification: 31/12/2018 This is the last date that a certificate can be issued

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