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Microsoft Office Skills - Intermediate

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Course Description

The course is for beginners and assumes no previous knowledge. Students with a working knowledge of Microsoft office should undertake the Microsoft Office Skills – Intermediate course.

The qualification requires students to complete 5 units.

  • Using Email (Microsoft Outlook)
  • Presentation Software (Microsoft PowerPoint)
  • Spreadsheet Software (Microsoft Excel)
  • Word Processing Software (Microsoft Word)
  • Improving Productivity Using IT

This course is for anyone who wants to improve their use of Microsoft Office in either a work or home setting. The techniques incorporated into each unit are Intermediate in nature because they are less common than basic techniques and are for more specialised use of the listed software packages.

The course runs for 18 weeks, 3 hours per week from 6-9pm on Tuesdays. The full course cost is £362.

Exact start dates during the Autumn term to be confirmed, however places fill quickly so early applications are encouraged.


Pearson Education Ltd Award in Level 2 Microsoft Office Skills

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements but students must have a basic understanding of Microsoft Windows and be able to use a keyboard and mouse or if required assistive technology.


Microsoft Outlook

Students will learn how to:

  • Use email software tools and techniques to compose and send messages
  • Identify how to stay safe when using email
  • Use an address book to organise contact information
  • Identify when and how to respond to email messages
  • Identify how to organise, store or delete email messages

Microsoft PowerPoint

Students will learn how to:

  • Input and combine text and other information within presentation slides
  • Use presentation software tools to structure, edit and format slides
  • Prepare slides for presentation

Microsoft Excel

Students will learn how to:

  • Use a spreadsheet to enter, edit and organise numerical and other data
  • Use appropriate formulas and tools to summarise and display spreadsheet information
  • Select and use appropriate tools and techniques to present spreadsheet information effectively

Microsoft Word

Students will learn how to:

  • Enter, edit and combine text and other information accurately within word processing documents
  • Structure information within word processing documents
  • Use word processing software tools to format and present documents

All units will be assessed though the completion of an assignment set and marked by your college tutor.

Work Experience

There are no work experience placements related to this part time course.


This is an intermediate course for students familiar with PowerPoint, Excel and Word. On completion of this qualification students can take an advanced Microsoft Office course.

The skills developed will provide students with the confidence to use the listed office software packages both in the workplace and at home.

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