Introduction to Word & Excel


This will teach you the basics of Word and Excel including: opening, editing and saving a document, using formatting tools, inserting and basic formatting of images, basic formula etc.

You will receive an Academy certificate on completion of this course.​

​By the end of Introduction to Word and Excel you will be able to:​

  • Identify Word and Spreadsheet software.
  • Produce Word and Spreadsheet documents using editing and formatting techniques.
  • Understand the need to stay safe following safety and security practices.

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Tuition Time:

8 hours


This is a roll-on, roll-off course and learners can enrol at any time

Course Location:

Riverside Innovation Centre, 1 Castle Drive, Chester CH1 1SL
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​This course can be offered as group training, please click here for a quote.

Introduction to Word & Excel is a follow on course to our Introduction to Internet and Email course. Delegates should have a good level keyboard and mouse skills, but do not need prior experience with Word and Excel.
Course Content

Getting started with Word
• Working safely at your computer
• Opening Word
• Overview of Word
• Overview of the Word Ribbon and Views

File Management
• Creating New Documents
• Saving Documents
• Opening Documents
• Searching for files

Using formatting tools
• Using the Undo/Redo Command
• Font Styles
• Using fonts e.g. bold, font size, underline, justify
• Page Layout
• Page Borders

Spelling & Grammar
• Using the Review tab tools and right click
• Using the Word Dictionary
• Using the Word Thesaurus
• Using Synonyms

• Copying and paste an image
• Resizing an image
• Wrap text around an image
• Delete an image

Guide to writing formal & Informal Email
• Opening
• Closing
• Using attachments

About the Provider

​We are two highly qualified teachers with extensive experience of working in further education and can provide a range of digital training opportunities. We offer a high quality customised service that recognises each organisation’s challenges. We will also provide digital skills training for individuals so they can reap the benefits of long-term success.

We offer:

  • Upskilling ‘non-qualification’ training
  • Flexible Delivery
  • Cost and time effective
  • Delivered by ‘Outstanding Treachers’ as recently identified by Ofsted
  • Consultation to identify your specific training needs

Want to know more

To find out more about our tailored Digital Skills Training for Businesses, Groups and Individuals, please email: or telephone us for an initial informal chat on 01244 515525 to discuss your requirements.