Computing for Work and Leisure - Word Intermediate to Advanced
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About this course

Learners who have a good knowledge of using a computer or laptop, with some experience of Microsoft Word.  As a minimum they should have completed the Beginners to Intermediate course, or be at that level. This is a five week course comprising 2.5 hours per week.

What will I learn?

The aim of the course is to give the learners more advanced skills to enable them to use Word to create a variety of professional documents suitable for personal or business use.

On completion, you should be able to:

  • Open Word
  • Create longer documents
  • Use reviewing tools
  • Use referencing tools
  • Use Mail Merge
  • Create electronic forms
  • Save to appropriate folders and print work

The following topics will be covered during the course:

  • Using Mail Merge for Letters, Envelopes and Labels
  • Setting up different Page Views and Tools
  • Using Track Changes and Comments
  • Creating professional large document using Endnotes, Footnotes, References, Indexes and Tables of Content
  • Creating Forms and securing documents
  • Using the File, Home, References, Mailings, Review, View, and Developer tabs, and the hidden Table and Picture tabs.
Entry requirements

There are no entry requirements associated with this course other than to have the appropriate prior knowledge of Word.

Study, assessment and qualifications

Assessment is informal, based on your personal targets and the learning outcomes and will be undertaken regularly with you by the course tutor.

Additional costs and information

You should bring with you a notebook and pen, or other method of taking notes. There will be handouts and workbooks provided during the course.  Please note that the course is a combination of tutor taught and individual learning using the workbook with tutor support. 

What could I do next?

You could enrol on any of the courses offered in the College's Part Time Course directory.


Apprenticeships and Adult Education Funded Courses
The College’s Adult funded courses and apprenticeships prior to 1st May 2017 and apprenticeships with non-levy paying employers post 1st May 2017, are funded by the Education and Skills Funding Agency and part financed by the European Union through the European Social Fund (ESF). ESF supports activities to extend employment opportunities and develop a skilled workforce.