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.

We are currently only holding our public programme online, delivered as Live Online Interactive Learning via GoToTraining. We are able to offer classroom sessions for private bookings only — please get in touch for availability.

Alternatively, see Word Core Level 2 Bitesize Live Online Learning for details of our interactive 90-minute webinars that cover specific application components.

Course Overview

Due to COVID-19, our public programme is currently only being held online through our Face-to-Face Live Online learning sessions. We have had to adjust the course content slightly so it can be delivered online — please see below for the updated course outline.

However, we are now able to offer classroom training sessions for private bookings. Please get in touch for more information, pricing and availability.

 

This is a full-day course consisting of three 90-minute live online sessions with independent work and breaks inbetween. Please ensure you block out the whole day in your diary to get the most impact from your learning.

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 one: Working with Word Documents

  • Open, save, close and find your document; Create documents
  • Add text
  • Use Undo and Redo
  • Move around inside a Word document
  • Opening Documents via Word or via Windows
  • Working with More Than One Document
  • Closing Documents
  • Creating New Documents, Adding and Deleting Text
  • Undo & Redo – A license to make mistakes
  • Saving Documents

Session two: Working with Text & Automatic Formatting in Word

  • Spellcheck
  • Select text within the document
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Change Text and Paragraph Formatting
  • Copy formatting changes with Format Painter
  • Use pre-set Styles to format text and paragraphs
  • Create Bullet Points or a Numbered List
  • Add a Watermark to your document

Session three: Inserting and Editing Images & Page Setup and Printing

  • Insert a Picture from your files or from the internet
  • Add a frame to the picture
  • Change the way text flows around the picture
  • Change page Margins and Orientation
  • Add a Header or Footer
  • Add Page Numbers
  • Use Page Breaks
  • Preview and Print your document

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

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

Session 2

  • Spellcheck
  • Select text within the document
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Change Text and Paragraph Formatting

Session 3

  • Copy formatting changes with Format Painter
  • Use pre-set Styles to format text and paragraphs
  • Create Bullet Points or a Numbered List
  • Add a Watermark to your document.

Session 4

  • Insert a Picture from your files or from the internet
  • Add a frame to the picture
  • Change the way text flows around the picture

Session 5

  • Change page Margins and Orientation
  • Add a Header or Footer
  • Add Page Numbers
  • Use Page Breaks
  • Preview and Print your document

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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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 either install GoToTraining on their machines or use the Web App in a browser (either Google Chrome and Microsoft Edge are supported). Full technical requirements are on the GoTo websiteYour 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 GoTo correctly. The course will start precisely on time and it may not be possible to go back over material missed by late arrivals.

Your active participation is expected: everyone will be heard and seen throughout, just as they would be if we were in a room together. To be heard, hear and seen you will need a microphone, speakers and camera – if you have a modern laptop that’s all you will need. Remember, you’ll need a quiet place to call from and a decent internet connection is a must.

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

For classroom sessions

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.

We have made our training centre as safe as possible. You can learn more about what measures we have put in place on our Terms and Conditions page. We may need to cancel these dates if government advice changes or if there is not enough demand — in these instances we will host the session online, with the same date and timings.

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

Due to current government guidelines we have temporarily closed our training centre in London. All of our staff are now working remotely, and all classroom training has been postponed while we await further guidance.

We have a fantastic range of interactive webinars delivered by our experienced facilitators, Live Online Learning. We offer both shorter, 1.5-2 hour sessions that focus on a particular skill, as well as full-day sessions. You can see details of our online public programmes for our IT Skills here and our Leadership and Personal Development sessions here. We can also adapt any of our existing classroom sessions into webinar format for you.

For the latest government guidance, please visit the gov.uk website.

We will continue to monitor the situation and will advise all clients if the situation changes.

If you have any questions or concerns, or would like to arrange some online training, our friendly team are available Monday to Friday, 9am to 5pm. You can leave a message on 020 7375 7300 or email us at hello@happy.co.uk.

 

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

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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