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Introduction to Microsoft Office​

Who is this course for?

This course is anyone who wants an introduction to the use Microsoft Office;

  • Word
  • PowerPoint
  • Excel.

Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements for this course.

You only need the enthusiasm to learn and develop skills in Microsoft Office.

The course is delivered online.

You will need access to a PC with;

  • Microsoft Office installed
  • broadband internet access
  • video conferencing facilities

What is the curriculum intent of this course?

The course will help you to develop the basic skills you need in a supportive environment.

As your skills develop we will encourage you to become independent in using Microsoft Office.

You will practice your skills in a ‘real world’ context.

This can help you in your current role, prepare you for employment, returning to work or changing career.

What will the course cover?

Basic introduction to MS Word:

  • Create a document
  • Save a document
  • Edit a document
  • Formatting a document
  • Adding graphics
  • Inserting tables
  • Printing documents

Basic introduction to MS PowerPoint:

  • Create a presentation
  • Save a presentation
  • Edit a presentation
  • Adding graphics
  • Adding transitions
  • Adding animations
  • Viewing a presentation

Basic introduction to MS Excel:

  • Create a spreadsheet
  • Save a spreadsheet
  • Edit a spreadsheet
  • Using basic formulae
  • Using basic functions
  • Printing a spreadsheet

What could I do when I have finished this course?

After this course has finished you may like to progress to functional skills ICT.

After an initial assessment to establish the appropriate level for your progression you can study at entry Level through to Level 2.

Once you have completed Level 2 you can apply to progress to a Level 3 ICT course at a college.

Where and when will I learn?

This course will take place either in a classroom setting or online using Google Classroom.

Please refer to our timetable for course dates and times.

What do I need to bring with me?

For classroom based sessions please bring;

  • paper
  • a pen (or a digital device to take notes)
  • a file to store your work

For online courses you will need access to the internet and an internet enabled device on which you can access Google Classroom.

How much will the course cost?

This course is free.

What do I do next?

For more information, or to book a place, please contact the learning & skills team:

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