Microsoft 365

Excel & Microsoft 365 Courses

Learn how to use Microsoft Office software whether you have Office 365 or an earlier version of Microsoft Office. Our courses include beginner, intermediate, and advanced classes that cover many of the powerful features in Excel, Word, PowerPoint and Outlook.

You will learn directly from our highly qualified tutors with a wealth of real-world experience. They have designed our interactive courses to help you reach your goals, whether personal or professional.

Having advanced MS Office skills is invaluable to the modern worker. We will teach you how to use key features of Microsoft Office so that you can analyse data with Excel, create captivating presentations with Powerpoint, and manage your email with Outlook. Whatever you want to learn, we have a course to suit you, no matter your role or industry.

Our courses are free to most learners if you earn less than £21,157.50 a year, or you are on JSA/ESA (WRAG). Learn more about free places>

Browse our Microsoft Office courses below and enrol today!

Courses available both in-person and online

We offer a range of long and short courses allowing you to choose between online and in-person learning. All our courses are live, interactive, and taught by expert tutors. No matter how you prefer to learn, we've got the class for you. See our guide to online learning for more information about accessing our live online courses.

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  1. Digital skills for business: how use Teams and SharePoint for collaboration (intermediate)
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    Course start date:  Mon 4 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Collaborating within the workplace is more important than ever. In almost all jobs you need to coordinate work, build relationships and cope with complexity this entails. Microsoft Teams is an essential digital tool to enable this. This course you will help you develop your collaborating skills by learning how to use Teams' key features, and why, when and how you should use them. You will practise how to set up Teams and channels and what you use these for. You will learn how to use files in Teams, how to collaborate and co-author them, how you can keep track of collaborations and sync your files across different devices You will also focus on how Teams relates to SharePoint and OneDrive, and how manage your files efficiently. You will also focus on how to use the calendar effectively, how to conduct meetings and use the some key meeting features. You will also look at how to integrate other apps into Teams such as planner to help you coordinate work and create efficient working relationships. Teams is a fantastic means of collaboration but maintaining control across your working relationships can seem daunting. By the end of this course you will be clear and confident in how to coordinate these relationships so you are productive and efficient.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £109.00 Senior fee £87.00 Concession £55.00
  2. Excel: advanced
    Course start date:  Wed 6 Mar 2024 (and 3 other dates)

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Terry Myers
    Learn advanced features of Excel: linking, advanced sorting, filtering, advanced formulae, scenarios, data validation and audit spreadsheet, pivot tables and macros to create and work with complex spreadsheets. This course is suitable for anyone who is involved in Data Analysis using Excel.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
    Rating:
    98% of 100
  3. Digital skills for business: visualising data with Excel - from column charts to scatter plots (intermediate)
    Course start date:  Thu 7 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Data visualization in Excel is an essential skill, used by business, researchers, statisticians, journalists and many more to make information interesting and accessible. On this course you will focus on the key ways of presenting and interpreting data so you can describe patterns, trends and relationships as well find anomalies and inconsistencies. You will work on when, why and how to use the different visualisations including bar charts, line graphs, scatter plots, pie charts and tables. You will also examine different ways of formatting the data. By the end of the course you can be confident you can present and visualise data in a way that enhances what you want to say and engages others.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  4. Pivot Tables: the Basics and Beyond
    Evening
    Course start date:  Tue 12 Mar 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Abbott Katz
    In this course you will learn the essentials of pivot table construction and all additional features that will enhance the user’s pivot table competence.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £64.00
  5. Digital skills for business: presenting and managing professional-looking documents with Word and Excel - from reports to newsletters (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Wed 17 Apr 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Do you need to present well-organised complex documents at work that are easy to read and follow? Are you responsible for compiling reports or other long documents? On this course, you will develop all the skills you need to use Microsoft Word to create data rich documents which meet professional standards. You will learn time-saving techniques and become skilled in using outlines, templates, consistent formatting, headers, footers, tables, images as well as controlling text flow. You will also work on integrating Excel data into your Word document as well as using mail merge to distribute your documents. These are vital skills across a range of jobs that will not only save you time but also reduce the frustrations often associated with use of Word.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £149.00 Senior fee £119.00 Concession £75.00
  6. Digital skills for the workplace: working with data - inputting, finding, sorting, filtering with Excel (foundation)
    Course start date:  Tue 7 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Working with data inside and outside of work is now an essential skill and Excel is one of the main tools you need to use. Whether you want to keep track of your personal finances or make calculations about expenditure, sickness absence or profits at work, you need to know how to use key functions of Excel so you can organise the data and make sense of it. This course will help you learn how to input, find, sort and filter data so you can achieve key tasks needed in the workplace and at home and present the information in a way other people can understand.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £179.00 Senior fee £143.00 Concession £90.00
  7. Becoming confident on PowerPoint 365 (beginner)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 12 May 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Do you want to learn how to create presentations? Are you completely new to PowerPoint? Can you use some PowerPoint features but want to expand your skills? On this course you will learn the essential elements of how to create an effective and engaging presentation from creating slides and slideshows from scratch, to using templates, to appropriate use of images and text. You will focus not only on the specific functions of PowerPoint but also what makes a presentation successful.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £119.00 Senior fee £95.00 Concession £60.00
  8. Digital skills for business: how to present and communicate data integrating Word, PowerPoint and Excel - a project-based approach (advanced)
    Weekend
    Course start date:  Sun 2 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    Are you already an experienced and skilful user of Word, Excel and PowerPoint? Are you working as a lead administrator? Do you want to extend your skills so you can integrate these three programs to produce high quality and sophisticated documents? This course will help you combine your Microsoft 365 skills by working on business projects that enable you to analyse data at a high level and also present your findings in a clear and dynamic way. You will learn how to link and embed data across the programs, how to integrate Excel data and charts with PowerPoint and Word, how, how to use Word to create a new PowerPoint presentation and how to use Word to create customizable PowerPoint speaker notes and handouts.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £159.00 Senior fee £127.00 Concession £80.00
  9. Excel: analysing your spreadsheet with pivot tables
    Evening
    Course start date:  Thu 6 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn how to create and edit pivot tables to analyse large lists of data with multiple views and calculated fields using drag and drop. You should have a good understanding of Excel.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
  10. Becoming confident on Word 365 (beginner)
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Word and word processing? Do you want to learn this essential skill both for work and private life? This course will help you create and organise digital letters and short documents.You will learn all the basic functions of creating documents: adding, copying, moving and formatting text, inserting pictures and creating tables, checking spelling and grammar, changing the page layout and printing different documents accurately. All you need is enthusiasm, and confidence using a mouse and basic keyboard functions.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £79.00 Senior fee £63.00 Concession £40.00
  11. Excel: tables and charts
    Course start date:  Thu 13 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Learn how to create effective Excel tables and to chart your data on this short course.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
    Rating:
    93% of 100
  12. Digital skills for business: how to use SharePoint for collaboration (intermediate)
    Evening
    Course start date:  Mon 17 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Online

    SharePoint is an increasingly common collaboration tool across workplaces, vital for keeping staff informed as well as enabling them to work together across projects. On this course, you will focus on the purpose of SharePoint, when to use it and how it fits into your business communications. You will learn how to create a Team Site, lay out the site effectively, manage your files within the Document Library, work on and share your files, plus customise your site effectively. This course will prioritise what you use SharePoint for so you can situate its functions within work-based tasks and fully grasp why you are using it.



    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £119.00
  13. Becoming confident on Excel 365 (beginner)
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Keeley Street

    Are you new to Excel? Have you used Excel a little but lack confidence? Are you unsure about what you use Excel for? On this course, you will learn the key basic functions of Excel so you can begin your journey towards handling, analysing and presenting data effectively. You will learn the main functions of Excel and associated terminology. You will focus on how to create simple worksheets, enter data, present it in a logical and functioning way with formatting that makes it easy to read. You will work on using Excel in place of your calculator to make basic calculations and you will practise turning this data into simple charts and graphs. By the end of this course, you will confident enough to create your own weekly budget calculator. To do this course you'll need to be able to use a mouse, keyboard and basic computer functions.



    This course is FREE if you are employed and on a low wage or you are claiming benefits. For more information Click here
    Full fee £99.00 Senior fee £79.00 Concession £50.00
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  14. Excel: expert
    Course start date:  Wed 26 Jun 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Abbott Katz
    This course is ideal if you want to master you Excel skills for data analysis. You will learn how to create dialogue boxes,combo boxes,spinners,drop down lists,user forms and macros.You should have attended our 'Excel: advanced' course, or have equivalent knowledge or experience.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £199.00 Senior fee £159.00 Concession £129.00
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  15. Excel: applying formulae and functions
    Course start date:  Mon 8 Jul 2024

    Location on this date:  Hybrid (choose either online or in-person)

    Tutors:  Aurica Jalba
    Move beyond basic arithmetic in Excel and learn to use the power of formulas and functions to save time and extract new information from your data.



    This course will be delivered online or in person. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £49.00 Senior fee £39.00 Concession £32.00
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