Introduction to Word and Excel


This course is taken remotely in the comfort of your own home or in the workplace. Candidates will be able to download study materials, access an online study portal where they can share files including accessing screen-share facilities with a dedicated tutor.

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.​

Tuition Time:

Up to 2 hours of online tutor support.


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

Course Location:

Distance Learning

​This course can be offered as group training, please click here for a quote.


This is a follow on course to our Introduction to Internet and Email course. Delegates should have 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 etc.
  • Page Layout
  • Page Borders

Spelling & Grammar

  • Using the Review tab tools and right-click commands
  • 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

Getting started with Excel

  •  Open Excel
  • Overview of Excel
  • Overview of the Excel Ribbon and views

Formatting a Spreadsheet

  • Selecting Cells
  • Using Currency formatting
  • Fonts Styles
  • Using fonts e.g. bold, font size, underline, justify etc.

Basic Formula

  • Addition
  • Subtraction
  • Autosum
  • Average

Safety and Security

  • Staying safe​
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 Teachers’ 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.