Beginner Outlook Core Level 1

This one-day beginner level course is for anyone who has not used Microsoft Outlook before. By the end of the course you will be able to use the basic features in Outlook: manage E-mail, the Contact list and Appointments.

This course is only available for private bookings, either for groups or as a one-to-one, held online via Zoom or in the classroom. Please get in touch for availability.

See Outlook: Beating Email Overload Live Online Learning for our interactive 90-minute webinar designed to improve productivity. 

Course Overview

What you will learn

By the end of this one-day beginner Outlook course, you will be able to:

  • Send and receive E-mail with Attachments and Signatures
  • Track E-mail and set-up an automatic reply when Out of the Office
  • Create, categorise, find and filter Contacts in the Contacts folder
  • Understand the Global and Contacts address book so that individuals and groups can be E-mailed more quickly
  • Keep track of your Appointments, set up Reminders and create a simple Task list
  • Manage your E-mails by creating new Folders
  • Create Notes in Outlook to replace post-it notes

Course Timetable

Session 1

  • Overview of Outlook
  • Changing your views, including Conversation View and Reading Pane
  • Sending and receiving email attachments
  • Auto-Signatures
  • Deleting Messages

Session 2

  • Sorting and finding emails
  • Views
  • Creating and using folders
  • Quick Flags
  • Automatic Replies (Out of Office)

Session 3

  • Contacts
  • Working with Contacts
  • Searching Contacts
  • Forwarding a Contact via email
  • The Address Book
  • Contact Groups

Session 4

  • Outlook’s Calendar
  • Calendar Views
  • Creating Appointments
  • Appointment Reminders
  • Recurring Appointments

This course can be delivered in the classroom or remotely via Zoom. Contact us for availability and pricing

Group Learning Events

If you have three or more learners, a private group course could be cheaper.

We can tailor the content to your team, and host the training remotely, at your workplace or here at Happy's HQ in Aldgate, Central London.

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5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful and informative! Learned so much I didn't even know existed in the realm of emailing!

Kelsey Freegard78 days ago

Get in touch

This course is only available as a one-to-one or private group booking.

For pricing and availability, send us a message using the form below, leave us a message on 020 7375 7300, or speak to an Account Manager straight away using our Live Chat service in the bottom right of your screen!

The Small Print

For Live Online Interactive Learning sessions (webinars)

The course will run remotely for a full day consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work in between. 

All learners will need to install Zoom on their machines. Full technical requirements are on the Zoom website. Your link will be included in your joining instructions once you have booked your place — if you haven't received this email then please contact our team.

Learners should log into the training session 10 minutes before the start time to ensure that they have downloaded and set up Zoom correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

For classroom sessions

All public classroom sessions take place at Happy's HQ in London at Robert Dolan House, 9 Alie Street, London E1 8DE. Please see our Contact Us page for full directions and a PDF map.

The course will run from 10am to 4:45pm (lunch is served 1pm to 1:45pm — we offer a choice of 3 cold bowl dishes). Please be careful to arrive by 9:45am for registration and refreshments. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals. If you arrive over 30 minutes late you may be asked to leave and attend another day.

Please ensure you read our Terms and Conditions before booking for our payment terms and cancellation policy.

The happy Guarantee

We want everyone to go away from our courses feeling as though they have learnt useful, practical skills that they can use straight away when they go back to work.

If you don’t feel that your training has been useful or if you are unhappy in any way, please get in touch with our Customer Services team within 30 days of the course. We will be happy to offer you additional support and training free of charge to help you to gain the skills you need, or if you’d prefer, a full refund.

Coronavirus Update

We are monitoring the Coronavirus pandemic closely and are following all current Government guidelines. Please see our Coronavirus Policy for more details and the latest information.

If you have any questions or concerns, contact our friendly team, available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm.


Your post-course support package

  • Included in the price of both online and classroom programmes
  • 2 years of free access to our IT Helpline
  • Unlimited access - call or email our team as often as you need
  • Ask about any content covered on your course

Did you know... can learn simple and effective ways for managing email and improving productivity in our half-day course, How to Manage Your Email Inbox?

We've all been there – you open Outlook and before you know it, it’s 4pm and you’ve not achieved anything on your to do list. Happy's half-day course will introduce you to a radical new approach to email, giving you the technical skills to deal with your emails more efficiently.

How to Manage Your Email Inbox to help you to free up time for the big things you want to achieve. Find out more