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Introduction to Microsoft Office


Course outline

This course is for those that are comfortable using a keyboard and mouse and wish to learn the basics of Word and Excel.


  • Enter data, numbers and symbols
  • Change margins
  • Edit/format text including the use of Styles
  • Find & Replace data
  • Adjust paragraph alignment and line spacing
  • Create and manipulate data in Tables and Templates
  • Print documents
  • Save/open files into specified drives and folders


  • Enter data, numbers and symbols
  • Understand the different mouse shapes
  • Edit and format text
  • Adjust text alignment
  • Insert data and basic formulas including SUM, AVERAGE, COUNT, COUNTA, MIN and MAX
  • Print document
  • Save/open file into specified drives and folders
  • Use Page Setup – fit data to one page, use of margins and headers/footers
  • Create charts (Column, Pie and Line)

Next steps

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Location Date(s) Course code Fees / reductions


Vernon House
Vernon House, 18 Friar Lane, Nottingham NG1 6DQ


02 May 2017 - 04 July 2017

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

Full fee: £90

Fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits.


Maid Marian Way, Nottingham NG1 6AB


04 May 2017 - 29 June 2017

Course code:


Fees / reductions:

Full fee: £80

Fees may be waived if you are in receipt of certain benefits.


Certificate in MS Office

Level Other
Entry requirements

Some previous use of computers is advisable.

Teaching & assessment

Completed tasks throughout the course and portfolio building, there is no formal exam.


MS Units or other computer course.

Additional information

A memory stick/flash drive would be advantageous but not essential.

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