Using Microsoft Word

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1 day (7 study hours)


The purpose of the course is to develop skills using the Word package and producing business documents.

Word is an application used for word processing and it forms part of the overall Microsoft Office software package. From creating business documents including reports, memos and meeting minutes, to undertaking administrative items including writing letters, producing labels and name badges, Word is a versatile software used by most businesses across the globe.

The Word package allows users to store, format and display information in a variety of ways. There are many tools available in Word that can create a range of documentation. This course will explore some functions that are common when using Word.

To meet the demands of an ever-changing workplace, individuals need to ensure they continue to update and develop their IT knowledge and skills. Most employers will expect staff to demonstrate understanding in how to use Word so this course is ideal for learners looking to improve their IT skills.

Upon completion of this course, learners will be able to carry out a range of common tasks and functions relating to using Word.

Course details

This course covers the following themes:

Intermediate functions in Word:

  • Tables
  • Inserting images
  • Mail Merge.

Advanced functions in Word:

  • Referencing
  • Table of Contents
  • Indexing
  • Creating Labels
  • Macros

Course format

This is an online course studied via distance learning. To complete this course, learners will need access to a computer and a basic level of IT knowledge.

Studying via distance learning means learners can choose when and where they study. A dedicated Learner Support Advisor provides support to learners throughout the course.

Who is suitable?

This qualification would be ideal for anyone looking to develop knowledge, understanding and competence in using Microsoft Word. Learners must already have basic IT skills and basic knowledge of Microsoft Office software (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) to be able to complete the course successfully.

Full or partial funding for this course is dependent upon age, employment status and level of income. Learners must meet one or more eligibility criteria that includes:

  • Working in a small to medium sized business (less than 250 employees)
  • Living in either Greater Manchester or Lancashire
  • On a part-time or temporary contract
  • In receipt of in-work Universal Credit
  • At risk of redundancy or have recently been made redundant
  • Aged 19+

Register interest

This course is supported by funding from the Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA) and the European Social Fund (ESF) as part of the Devolved Adult Education Budget project.