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Microsoft Office Award

The Microsoft Office Award training course is available at the Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and Inverness Pitman Training Centres or via Online Distance Learning through our Pitman Campus.

Our Microsoft Office Award teaches you the most popular and up-to-date Microsoft Office programs to a good working standard.

Course Duration: 70 hours

CPD Points: 70

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Microsoft Word or Word Expert*

You don’t need any prior experience of Microsoft Word, but you will need to be familiar with using a computer and the Windows environment. Our training will also assist you in taking the Microsoft Office Specialist test (MOS) exam.

Your studies will cover the basics – from starting Word, to inputting text, saving documents, page breaks, auto-correct, cut and paste, indenting and bullets, page numbers, the use of tables, WordArt and text boxes, clipart, the use of columns through to applying, creating and modifying styles.

Microsoft Excel or Excel Expert*

You don’t need any prior experience of Excel but you will need to be familiar with the Windows environment and have some basic keyboard experience.

This Excel course comprises several lessons, which provide a detailed but manageable study programme, so you can be confident about your new skills in the workplace. Just some of the areas covered include creating worksheets, formatting text, simple and complex formulas; handling rows and columns, autocomplete, using styles, headers and footers, average, max and min functions and using charts.

Microsoft PowerPoint

The course is wide-ranging covering: running slide shows, planning and designing presentations, applying themes, inserting slides from Word, drawing and resizing shapes, charts and spreadsheets, using flowcharts, viewing and editing comments, transition effects and hyperlinks.

On completion, you will feel confident in using Microsoft PowerPoint and be able to create interesting and creative presentations.

Or Microsoft Outlook

Of all the Microsoft Outlook courses, we’re convinced that this one is the best. In six lessons, we’ll take you through everything you need to use Outlook as a work tool, from navigation and views through contacts and appointments to tasks and folders.

Or Microsoft Access

Develop database skills from the initial design stage. Covers the creation of tables, reports, queries and forms, relationships, wizards and more.

*Depending on skill level it may be possible to study the Expert course as an alternative core course.

It’s ideal for people with entry-level IT skills – with the support of our Course Advisors and by working through the courses, you’ll soon be confident in your IT skills.

The award is also highly practical in nature – not only will you acquire the knowledge you need, but through a range of practical exercises based on real-life scenarios, you will have the skills and confidence to apply your knowledge in the world of work.

On completion of this course you will have gained knowledge and understanding of Microsoft Office Word, Excel and Powerpoint or Outlook.

There are no prerequisites for this course.

ITA (Individual Training Account) funding may be available for this course subject to eligibility. Please contact us for more information.

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