Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (advanced)
Time: 10:00 - 13:00
This course is FREE if a) you are on a Low Wage or b) you are either on Jobseekers' Allowance (JSA) or Employment & Support Allowance(ESA) or c) you receive other state benefits (including Universal Credit). 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.
Course Code: CWP06
Duration: 5 sessions (over 5 weeks)
What is the course about?
This course is about gaining the necessary skills and confidence in Word to create a well-written and well-presented document and is aimed at people working in an office or for people who have the relevant experience and would like to gain the skills needed to perform the more complex/higher level commands used in word processing. It will concentrate on creating/editing medium to long sized documents such as letters and reports by introducing some of the advanced features of the program.
This is a live online course. You will need:
- Internet connection. The classes work best with Chrome.
- A computer with microphone and camera.
We will contact you with joining instructions before your course starts.
What will we cover?
• applying advanced text, paragraph, column and table formatting including converting text to a table and vice versa.
• working with referencing features like footnotes, endnotes and captions and creating tables of contents, indexes and cross references.
• enhancing productivity by using fields, forms and templates.
• applying advanced mail merge techniques and working with automation features like macros.
• using linking and embedding features to integrate data.
• collaborative editing of documents.
• working with master documents and subdocuments.
• applying document security features.
• working with watermarks, sections and headers and footers in a document.
What will I achieve?
By the end of this course you should be able to...
• produce professional looking, well-presented longer documents
• use the more advanced functions when applying text, paragraph, column and table formatting to a Word document.
• add references to text, tables, images and object within a document allowing clarity and easy of reading.
• create forms using the legacy tools to embed fields that will ensure that the correct date is entered.
• create standard template documents for those everyday tasks
•set rules and apply them to a mail merge document which will allow the filtering of data before the mail merge is completed.
• work with automation features like macros to speed up everyday mundane tasks
• integrate charts, tables and documents by linking and embedding them to a to report.
• collaborate on and review documents.
• work with master documents and subdocuments
• apply document security features.
• protect a document by setting passwords to prevent unauthorised access.
• include watermark feature to differentiate between a draft, confidential or private document, sections and headers and footers in a document.
What level is the course and do I need any particular skills?
This course follows on from Digital skills for the workplace: using Word (intermediate). Therefore you should either have completed the Word Intermediate course or have equivalent knowledge. Please check the course outline for Word Intermediate course to see if you have the skills and experience required to join this course.
How will I be taught, and will there be any work outside the class?
You will learn in a supportive and welcoming environment with an emphasis on your discovering how to do and complete tasks, with guidance from the tutor. You will work on your own and with other students on different tasks so you are always practising important in-demand life and work skills such as problem-solving, decision-making, prioritising, negotiating, collaborating and independence. You will learn in a step by step manner so you can complete challenging tasks in enjoyable and relaxing ways. Your tutor will also work with you individually so you know how to improve and how to work in a way that improves your learning. You will need to do work outside the classroom and use Google Classroom to help you.
Are there any other costs? Is there anything I need to bring?
You will need a pen, some lined A4 paper and a folder to keep your work in. Your tutor will provide handouts and a code for Google classroom so you can communicate with classmates and access materials, videos etc. online.
When I've finished, what course can I do next?
There are a number of courses you can do at the same time or progress onto these include:
• Becoming MORE confident on PowerPoint 365 (intermediate)
• Digital Skills for the Office: how to work across and combine different MS Office programs (advanced)
• Digital skills for the workplace: analysing, handling and presenting data with Excel (intermediate)
• Digital skills for the workplace: increasing efficiency with Power-Automate
• How to be a skilled administrator in the virtual and face-to-face office: the essentials
• How to be administrator in the virtual and face-to-face office: how to be organised, efficient, precise and service-focused
• How to be an administrator: the online paperless office
• Touch typing and keyboard skills
• Workplace skills: how to be organised and self-managing using One Note and MS Outlook (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to be organised, focused and efficient using MS Outlook (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships through the Cloud using One Drive and SharePoint (intermediate)
• Workplace skills: how to collaborate, coordinate and build relationships with Microsoft Teams (intermediate)
• Becoming data literate: making calculations, using percentages, fractions and averages (L2) Becoming data literate: understanding data and how it is presented from pie-charts to bell curves (L2+)
• Becoming data literate: the fundamentals of how to present data for work or study (L2
• Level 3 certificate in IT user skills (ECDL Advanced)
• Pathway to ECDL level 3
There also many English, maths and office skills courses you can do. Ask your tutor or contact email@example.com / 020 7492 2511 for more details.