Basic Computing Skills (YPG)


This 1 day course is a fully funded through YPG and is aimed at those between 16 and 24 years old that are not currently in employment.

This course teaches the essentials of Excel, Word, and Outlook.

It provides the basic skills required for day-to-day work in a typical office administration role.

No prior knowledge or previous experience of Microsoft Office is required to attend this course.

DATES: 21st June, 0930 - 1730

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1 day delivered on MS Teams



Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements

Course Content

MS Word includes:

• Creating documents, saving and opening documents
• Working with text and paragraphs
• Formatting text
• Format Painter: learn how to copy the formats
• Undo and Redo
• Page breaks
• Headers and footers
• Cut, copy and paste (within documents and to external packages)

MS Outlook includes:
  • Sending, replying to and forwarding e-mails
  • Flagging e-mails • Working with attachments
  • E-mail management
  • Searching e-mails 
  • Creating contacts
  • Working with the Calendar
MS Excel includes:
• Overview of the Excel screen
• Entering text, numbers, and dates
• Working with the Home Ribbon to format
• Creating Formulas: Add, Subtract, Multiply, and Divide
• AutoSum
• AutoFill
• Editing spreadsheets (sizing, inserting and deleting rows, columns, and cells)
• Working with worksheet tabs
• Printing


No formal assessment

Additional funding information

Fully funded through Young Person Guarantee for those between 16 - 24 years old that are not currently in employment.  College students and school pupils are eligible to apply.

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