OCR Text Processing, Level 1, Unit 7: Word Processing (Basic): Unit Specification
The Word Processing (Basic) qualification is an optional unit within the OCR Level 1 Certificate in Text Processing. The OCR Level 1 Certificate in Text Processing has been designed to develop and recognise candidates' ability to produce a variety of straightforward business documents.
The Word Processing (Basic) unit requires candidates to produce three business documents (one notice for display, one article and one three-column table with single-line column headings) using a word processor, to a standard that meets the business document production requirements of employment. Candidates will work from a draft containing handwritten/typewritten material and recalled text.
Assessment takes the form of an OCR-set and marked examination. The examination period is 1 hour 30 minutes, in which time candidates are required to carry out all assessment tasks within the stated error tolerance. Results will be graded Distinction, Pass or Fail and the grade achieved will be stated on the candidate's certificate.
In order to achieve the full Certificate qualification at Level 1, candidates are required to achieve the Core Unit (Text Production (Basic)) plus one of the optional units. A candidate who achieves the Core Unit plus three optional Units, will be awarded an OCR Level 1 Diploma in Text Processing. Certification is available for single Units.