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Course outlines and pricing

Here you can find out exactly which of our courses is best suited to your needs. Please download the complete outlines to see the exact topics which are covered and what previous knowledge or experience you require in order to attend. These outlines only cover our standard courses, we are able to customise content for you if these do not fit your requirements.

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Microsoft Word

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Whether you use Word for short letters or long complex contracts, there are almost certainly features in the software which can help you to work more quickly and get great-looking results every time. A consistently high standard for documents is very important to a business, and ensures that high quality work is not let down by poor presentation.

Our Word courses take you through the stages of getting formatting right, managing styles and using automation features to create a uniform appearance and collaborating with others to create detailed and accurate output.

Word Foundation   Word Intermediate   Word Advanced

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Microsoft Excel

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Use of spreadsheets ranges from small tables of data through simple calculations right up to highly complex solutions incorporating information from several sources.

Our Excel courses will provide you with the skills you need to make sense of the data you have. You will learn to summarise information, identify and highlight unusal or changed data, and use charts to display results visually.

We offer a "traditional" Foundation, Intermediate and Advanced series of courses, as well as our "Masterclass" programme.

The 12-part Masterclass is soon to be expanded to 16 sessions to add new content, and is intended for larger orgnisations who are looking for a longer term investment in developing the skills of their staff. Individuals will sign up to attend the sessions they choose based on their existing knowledge and the topic areas which they need in order to best carry out their job role. Some might start at level 2 and continue through to level 5, others might cherry pick sessions 6, 8, 10 and 12 if those cover the skills they need to learn.

Excel 2007 12-part, 36-hour Masterclass programme

Excel Foundation   Excel Intermediate I   Excel Intermediate II   Excel Advanced I

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Office 2007 skills update

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All of the skills update courses below include some general coverage of new features across the Office suite. Please note that the General Overview course includes some coverage of Outlook 2007, whereas the Excel and PowerPoint courses do not in order to make more time available to cover the new features of those applications in more depth. None of these skills update courses currently provide training in the use of Business Contact Manager or OneNote, although we can always offer this as bespoke training to suit your needs.

Office 2007 Skills Update - General overview   Office 2007 Skills Update - overview + Excel   Office 2007 Skills Update - overview + PowerPoint

Office 2010 skills update

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All of the skills update courses below include some general coverage of new features across the Office suite, and are intended for business professionals who are moving from Office 2003 or older versions. Please note that the General Overview course includes some coverage of Outlook 2010, whereas the Excel and PowerPoint courses do not in order to make more time available to cover the new features of those applications in more depth.

Office 2010 Skills Update - General overview   Office 2010 Skills Update - overview + Excel   Office 2010 Skills Update - overview + PowerPoint

Office 2007 to 2010

NEW! We have also introducing an accelerated course for people who are already using Office 2007 and are familiar with the Ribbon interface and other changes, and just want to find out about the latest features in Office 2010. This may need to be customised to suit your staff, as a lot will depend on how long they have been using Office 2007 and whether they have ever had any formal training in Office previously. If you are interested in this shorter update course, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your requirements.

Office 2010 Skills Update for users of Office 2007

None of these skills update courses currently provide training in the use of Business Contact Manager or OneNote, although we can always offer this as bespoke training to suit your needs.

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You will notice that none of our courses start from the most basic principles of opening or creating a new file, typing things in, making some text bold, then printing and saving the file.

Many companies offer courses which spend considerable time on these skills which the majority of computer users already have. By starting at a level just above this, you focus your time on the genuinely useful subjects which help people to become more knowledgeable and efficient in their use of the software.

We also offer a bespoke service to enable you to get the best value out of your training budget, and can provide training on a one-to-one basis where necessary. Please contact us by email or phone 0113 248 7125 to discuss the options available if this would be useful to you.