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Digital User Skills in Microsoft Word & Excel

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Course Name 
Digital User Skills in Microsoft Word & ExcelAvailable for Enquiries
Course Details
Location Wakefield College
Level Level 1
Start Date Flexible
Duration 16 weeks
Mode of Study Part time
Awarding Body Gateway
Offering Code AWL1PRO1D000
Course Overview

This course aims to develop your knowledge, understanding and competence in using two of the leading Microsoft Office applications – Microsoft Word and Excel.

This course is ideal for those who work with IT within their current job role and for those who are looking to gain confidence with using a computer and the Microsoft Office suite (Word and Excel).

Our course is designed to develop basic skills to help you in any professional role. To complete this course, you will need a basic level of IT knowledge.

What you will Study

In Microsoft Word, learn how to:


• Edit, format and arrange information in Word.
• Modify the style and layout of a Word document to enhance presentation.
• Proof, check for errors, and print documents.


In Microsoft Excel, learn how to:


• Create spreadsheets to carry out calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, averages and totals.
• Present spreadsheet data in different ways, using numbers, text and graphs.
• Review spreadsheets to ensure accuracy, making corrections as necessary.

How you will be Assessed You will create a portfolio of evidence as you progress through the course. You will complete short, practical and written tasks that will be assessed by your tutor.
Entry Requirements There are no formal entry requirements for this course. It would be useful to be able to use a keyboard although support is available.
Attendance Expectations 16 x 3hr sessions in our dedicated IT workshops.
Fee Information

These fees relate to 22/23

The fee for the course is TBC

You will not be required to pay a fee for this course if you are in receipt of one of the following benefits:
Universal Credit JSA or ESA (Employment and Support Allowance Work Related Action Group) Low waged.

Evidence of benefits will be required on the application.

Further Study Following this course you many wish to enrol onto our L1 Digital User Skills qualification, to develop your skills and confidence using word processing and spreadsheets software (Microsoft Office suite).
How to Apply

Please complete and return a part-time application form, you will then be invited in to do the assessment and discuss the course options available to you.

If you require an application form or details on how to enrol, please contact Course Information on 01924 789111.

For Further Details

If you would like to discuss your options with us, please contact Diane Keegan by email: or phone on 01924 789368 or the Course Information team on 01924 789111.

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Information last amended: 21 February 2023 13:27

Forthcoming Open Events
Open Event

05.00pm, Wednesday, 22 February, 2023

Wakefield College & Castleford College

Open Event

10.00am, Saturday, 17 June, 2023

Wakefield College & Castleford College