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Microsoft Office skills are now seen as essential by employers. This course is the perfect for any student who already has a basic knowledge of word processing.

Give yourself a chance of that dream job!!!


Course Requirements

You should have completed Level 1 or have equivalent knowledge prior to enrolling onto this course.



This course consists of the following twenty nine units. Assignments are completed throughout.


  • Paragraph Spacing
  • Line Spacing
  • Bullets
  • Numbering
  • Default Tabs
  • Custom Tabs
  • Indents
  • Special Indents
  • Inserting a Table
  • Selecting in Tables
  • Adding & Removing Rows & Columns
  • Converting Text to a Table
  • AutoFit
  • Introduction to Styles
  • The Reveal Formatting Task Pane
  • Clearing Formats
  • Creating & Sending E-mail
  • Creating & Sending Faxes
  • Introduction to Web Pages
  • Find
  • Replace
  • Starting with Mail Merge
  • Overview of Data Sources
  • Using Existing Data Sources
  • Creating a Microsoft Office Address List
  • The Main Document - Adding Fields
  • Merging to a Document or Printer
  • Filtering & Sorting Recipients
  • Mail Merge Practice


What qualification is awarded upon completion?

Every successful student will be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Microsoft Word Skills.


How long will this course take to complete and do I have to complete within a certain time?

Students can register for this course at any time. Average completion time is approximately 40 hours overall, however you may take as long as you wish to complete. There is no time limit at all.


What is included in the price of my course?

  • Official course enclosed in A4 folder.
  • Blank CD for storing coursework.
  • Plain A4 paper.
  • Pen and pencil.
  • Freepost Envelopes.
  • Unlimited email support (Monday to Friday)

This course comes enclosed in a study bag enabling you to transport your course anywhere you wish. Giving you total flexibility.


What if I need to ask a question relating to my course?

All students can email student support with any questions they may have from Monday to Friday 9am - 9pm.


How is my Coursework assessed?

You will be required to submit your assignments via email or alternatively you can use the freepost envelopes supplied in your study pack. (Freepost available to UK students only). Once received it will be assessed by student support and a report issued on your progress with any relevant comments. Three grades can be achieved PASS, MERIT or DISTINCTION. All assignments can be re-submitted for re-grading if necessary.


Will I be required to sit an exam?

This course is completed using continual assessment. Allowing us to closely monitor you as you progress. Therefore no examination is required.


Do I require software to complete this course?

Yes! You will need Microsoft Office or Microsoft Word installed on your computer. We have courses relating to the following versions. Word 97, 2000, 2002, XP and 2003. Make your purchase and once our accounts department receive your order they will contact you via email or telephone to establish what version you require. Please call on 0845 65 22 187 if you are unsure which version it is you have. We can supply Microsoft Word software if necessary at an additional cost. Contact us for the latest costings.


What is the potential for earnings with these skills?

Employees with Basic Word Processing skills can expect to earn on average approx £6-8 per hour.


Advantages of this distance learning course:
  • Home Study: you declare when you study, no need to attend class at fixed times and fixed dates. Your study hours fit around you!
  • We will post all the beautifully printed course materials to you. Everything is written in a clear and easy-to-understand format.
  • Start this course anytime of the year! No need to wait until the new academic year starts. Enroll today so soon you'll start improving your CV or re-skill for your new career.
  • Create your own study routine, learn at your own pace, complete your course as quickly or slowly as your circumstance dictate.
  • Your home learning is totally supported by experienced tutors who guide, encourage and assess your progress. You will not be alone because all our tutors are friendly and approachable.


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Questions about this course? Contact Student Support / Course Advisors

Enrol by phone: call 0845 65 22 187 quote course code 92

Enrol by post: print this postal form.

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