Beginner Word Core Level 1

If you’re brand new to Word and word processing software, or want to build your confidence, this is the course for you. In this beginner level one-day course, you will learn all the essential features to be able to create and alter simple documents, such as letters, memos and reports.

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.

Course Overview

This Word Core Level 1 course can be held either in the classroom or online as Live Online Learning. The outline for both formats is the same, however the classroom session offers more time with the trainer to work on exercises, ask questions and complete activities.

We currently only offer this course for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.


What you will learn

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

  • Create, save and find documents using Word
  • Add text, format it and check it for mistakes
  • Move around easily in a Word document
  • Move text around
  • Format text – including the use of styles
  • Insert and edit pictures
  • Change the page layout – including margins, headers and footers and page breaks
  • Print your document

Course Timetable

Session 1: Working with Word Documents & Corrections

This session teaches you how to create documents from scratch. You will also learn how to check spelling, grammar and more in Word. Did you know you can undo or redo changes even after you have saved your file?

  • Open, find, save and close your document 
  • Create a new document 
  • Add text 
  • Use Undo and Redo  
  • Move around inside a Word document  
  • Spellcheck 

Session 2: Automatic Formatting

Learn how to copy text from anywhere and paste them correctly in your document. We will show you how to use the Format Painter to automatically apply same formatting to multiple areas within your document. Learn how to add visual interest to your Word document by creating Number or bullet list.

  • Select text within the document 
  • Cut, Copy and Paste 
  • Change Text  
  • Paragraph Formatting  
  • Use basic Styles to format  
  • Copy formatting changes with Format Painter  
  • Create Bullet Points or a Numbered List 

Session 3: Images, Page Setup & Printing

This session will show you how to insert images into your document so it livens your documents in seconds. You will learn how to add page numbers to each page of your document.

  • Insert a Picture from your files or from the internet 
  • Change the way text flows around the picture  
  • Add a Header or Footer 
  • Add Page Numbers 
  • Use Page Breaks 
  • Print your document  

This course will be taught in the latest version of the software. We can train this in older versions if needed – please get in touch for more information and availability.

Which Word course is right for you?

Making sure you’ve booked the right course isn’t always easy.

Luckily we have a handy survey to help you decide.

And if you’re still unsure, call our friendly team on 020 7375 7300 and we’ll help you work out what you need.

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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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What's it like to learn online with Happy?

In this short video, Rachael explains how Happy makes our Live Online Learning IT programmes just as interactive and engaging as our classroom sessions.

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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...

...we have a number of other courses in Microsoft Word that'll increase your confidence with the word processor?

Participation in these courses will show you how to customise the layout of pages in a long document and use cross references and reviewing tools.

Intermediate Word Core Level 2: Communication Tools to enable you to create sophisticated graphics and use Styles to navigate and automatically format parts of your document. Find out more

Intermediate Word Core Level 2: Long Documents and Reports to enable you to format your long documents by adding a table of contents and use cross-references and reviewing tools. Find out more