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Introduction to Microsoft Office - Part-time


Course outline

This course is for those who wish to learn the basics of Word 2016 and Excel 2016.

It is split to cover Microsoft Word first, followed by Microsoft Excel.


  • Understand the ribbons in word
  • Enter data to create a range of word documents
  • Format and edit text and use the spellcheck functions
  • Use cut / copy and paste
  • Adjust paragraph alignment and line spacing
  • Create and manipulate data in tables
  • Print documents
  • Save/open files into specified drives and folders


  • Identify and use Cells, Columns, Rows, Workbooks to enter and manage data
  • Enter data, numbers and symbols
  • Understand the different mouse shapes
  • Edit and format text and adjust text alignment
  • Insert basic formulas including SUM and AVERAGE
  • Use Autosum and Autofill
  • Print documents
  • Save/open file into specified drives and folders
  • Use Page Setup – fit data to print on one page, use of margins and headers/footers
  • Create and edit charts (Column, Bar, Pie and Line)

How to enrol onto this course

It is no longer possible to enrol on this course, however, we may be running it again in the future.

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Course dates / times

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6 weeks

Level Other
Entry requirements

Some previous use of a mouse and computers is advisable.


You will complete tasks throughout the course. There is no formal exam.


There may be opportunities to progress onto other courses both in the community and at Nottingham college cntres. The course tutor can discuss appropriate opportunities if you wish to further your learning in this subject area.

Options include attending a follow up course studying Microsoft Units in either Word or Excel at Level 1.

Additional information

Tutor: Fiona Dracott

You can read more about community courses in our Guidance for Community Courses booklet.

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