Microsoft Office Open Courses

Improved Results.....with Less Effort!!!

Our next series of interactive Microsoft training workshops will take place in September and October 2014, at the Biz Space Team Valley Business Centre, Gateshead. To ensure every participant receives individual attention places will be limited to a maximum of 12 attendees - book early to ensure you don't miss out.

These hands-on courses will be delivered at pace. No rocket-science (though that can be arranged).

Hints, tips and tricks that will save you hours of time.

Microsoft Office Word (Refresher)

Wednesday 24th Sept 2014

9.30am to 12.30pm

This course advances users from the early stages of word processing and assumes a fundamental familiarity with Microsoft Windows software.

The general navigational skills will be demonstrated and practiced in Microsoft Word and the skills and knowledge acquired can be transferred and applied to other Microsoft programmes such as Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint

Attendees will learn to use the toolbars and menu systems to their best advantage and gain a fast, practical knowledge of the powerful features of the package. Becoming more proficient in the use of the software will save valuable time and empower users to efficiently produce a wide range of differing documents to the highest standard.

Microsoft Excel (Refresher)

Managing Information and Data

Wednesday 1st October 2014

9.30am to 12.30pm

This course assumes some familiarity with a spreadsheet application. We will briefly review efficient use of menus and tool bars, the layout and efficient navigation techniques fundamental to newer versions of Microsoft Office and then quickly advance to include detailed coverage of additional features. These will include methods for faster and more accurate data entry, and apply appropriate Data Validation rules to speed-up data entry and improve accuracy.

We will also consider some simple formulae to perform basic calculations and consider additional tools to sort and filter lists and assist in summarising and analysing data. Create and modify graphs/charts in Excel.

This course will very much emphasis tools for managing information and making better use of existing data. It will also consolidate the relationship between spreadsheets and digital marketing. For instance how to create spreadsheets by extracting data from other sources such as LinkedIn contacts (up-to-date and current information). Extracting, editing, sorting and filtering to produce mailing lists to keep in touch with colleagues or clients. Exporting data from a spreadsheet to an email contact system, to a database or free online services such as surveys, questionnaires, event invitations or marketing campaigns.

Microsoft Excel (Intermediate)

Wed 8th October 2014

9.30am to 12.30pm

This course is not for beginners. You should have a firm grasp of the basics before taking this training course.

By the conclusion of the workshop, you will have mastered some of the more advanced features and functions of this software.

More advanced formulae including Absolute Cell References; If and VlookUp functions and Defining and using Names in formulae. Linking cells in multiple worksheets or separate spreadsheets. Introduction to Pivot Tables.

Working files are included to allow you to follow along with examples used in the workshop and additional files supplied for practise exercises.

With expert advice from an understanding and very patient individual you can

build confidence, become computer savvy and really appreciate how to make your computer work harder so you don't have to.

  • All three workshops are hands-on so delegates will need to bring their own laptop with Microsoft Office 2007, 2010 or 2013.
  • Free parking is available and refreshments will be provided.
  • The cost of each 3 hour workshop is £55.
  • For more information or to book a place, click here to complete the online form, call Gill on 07531 013505 or send an email to
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If you have recognised the importance of IT Skills to your business growth and success but the location, dates, times or course contents are not suitable, allow us to provide you with a more personalised learning experience in the comfort and convenience of your workplace.

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