Course Description

Desktop Pubishing (QQI Level 5 Component Award)

Marino College

Desktop Publishing QQI Level 5  (5N0785)


Course Duration:   1 year September 2019 to May 2020

Wednesday 6.30 – 8.30 p.m. in Marino FE (Connolly House)

2 terms – 22 weeks in total


Course Fee:                            €320 per year (This includes assessment registration with QQI)


Proposed Start Date:            Wednesday, 18th September, 2019


Purpose of the Course:

The aim of the Desktop Publishing QQI Level 5 course is to equip the learner with the knowledge, skill and competence to produce a range of documents containing text and graphic images. Learners will be guided through the publishing process from design briefs to printing, using a Desktop Publishing (DTP) system.


Learners who successfully complete the course will create an interactive website by:

  • Distinguish between desktop publishing and other forms of document production
  • Describe the characteristics of key components of DTP systems
  • Outline the essential considerations for handling text and graphics in DTP documents including size, resolution, format, placement, orientation and colour, in the context of a range of page layouts
  • Describe the legal implications associated with use and protection of published material including licencing and copyright
  • Generate graphic content using a DTP application to create, import, capture and manipulate images and drawings
  • Set up a document for publication or printing specifying all required layout characteristics such as page, text, frame and table setup
  • Create a range of possible designs to meet a given brief with due consideration for production cost, presentation format and environment, and print materials
  • Fulfil the requirements of a client brief completing all stages in the publication.
  • Analyse existing documents making appropriate recommendations for improvement.


Certification:  Learners who complete the course will obtain a QQI Level 5 Component Award along with the satisfaction of creating a collection of original portfolio pieces.


Participant Criteria:

  • Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent.
  • A good level of computer skills is essential.


Application forms are available from the College ( and should be returned no later than Friday, 13th September 2019.

Fairview, Dublin, Ireland
Course Code 09
College Name Marino College
Course Category Computers & IT (Information Technology), Desktop Publishing
Course Type Classroom Based
Course Location Fairview, Dublin, Ireland
Location Postcode Dublin 3
Course Start Date 18th September 2019
Course End Date 29th April 2020
Course Fee €320
Course Duration 23 weeks
Course Times Wednesday 6.30pm - 8.30pm - 2 terms/23 weeks in Marino College FE, Connolly House, North Strand, Dublin 1.
Entry Requirements Leaving Certificate standard or equivalent. A good level of computer skills is essential.
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Course Provider

Marino College

01 8332100
14-20 Marino Mart, Fairview, Dublin, Republic of Ireland



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