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Excel and Word – Level 1 Award in Progression Gateway

£105.00 fee may apply if you do not meet concessionary fee eligibility criteria
Course Level


Start Date

Mon 28 Apr 2025


10 weeks

£105.00 fee may apply if you do not meet concessionary fee eligibility criteria

About Course

This 10 week course is designed to give you an introduction to Microsoft Word and Excel as well as expert advice on the capabilities and functions of the programme.

It will show you how you can effectively use Word & Excel in your everyday life as well as the workplace so you can maximise your potential.

Course content:

  • Getting started with word & excel – creating and opening, saving and sharing using template
  • Working with text – formatting text, indents, spacing, lists, links
  • Layouts – breaks, columns, headers & footers, page numbers
  • working with objects- pictures and text wrapping, formatting pictures, aligning, ordering and grouping, tables
  • Proofing – check spelling and grammar, change & comments, modifying styles, validity and accuracy
  • Mail merge
  • Working with cells – modifying columns, row and cells, formatting cells, understanding number formats
  • Formulas & functions – Intro to formulas, relative & absolute cell references, functions, using functions
  • working with data – Sorting & filtering data, tables & charts
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What do I need to do this course?

Pen and Notebook


  • This course if for students that have little or no knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel or those needing to brush up their skills

    You must have basic computer skills and be able to do the following

    • Turn on device and login with a password
    • Navigate the home screen and access programs
    • Use a mouse and key board
    • Be able to access drop down menus using the mouse
    • Use short cut keys

Teaching Methods

  • There will be demonstration by the tutor for you to follow along to. You will then be given tasks to complete on what you have learnt to check your understanding.

    How is your progress checked?

    You will be given tasks to complete to check your learning and understanding as well as written work to complete.

    Extra study or practice required at home.

    Learners are expected to practice their skill in between classes as well as completing some written work.

    What can I do after this course?

    We also offer an 24 week Essential Digital Skills Qualification which you can enrol on to.

£105.00 fee may apply if you do not meet concessionary fee eligibility criteria

Course details

  • Tutor: Claire Hooper
  • Time: 18:00-21:00
  • Provision: ASF
  • Term: Summer
  • Location: Sports Centre
  • Full fee: £105