Professional IT Skills

This course will cover Microsoft Office programs covering basic tools and features and then developing your knowledge and skills further to an advanced level.

Suitable for those looking to develop their IT skills to help cope with their role as well as those starting their career where IT skills would be beneficial.

You can complete the course as quickly as you wish.  The course is open for up to 6 months.

How you will study this course

You will study this course through distance learning with tutor support.  You will have your own login to our on line Learning Hub to access the courseware.

Courseware includes a range of mini IT exercises to develop your skills and knowledge in using different tools and features within each program.  You will also complete a range of tasks.

You will send your assignments by email direct to your personal tutor who will provide feedback and guidance and where relevant worked examples.  These tasks and assignments are assessed as you progress through the course.


Word – Word Processing

This module covers word processing skills to enable you to produce a range of different business documents.  It is the largest program in the suite of Microsoft Office programs.

You will cover key editing and production tools to begin with before looking at more specific areas of the program to cover tables, mailmerge, forms and using desk top publishing features.

Advanced topics include templates, automatic features such a bibliography and indexes, tracking changes, creating integrated documents, version control and advanced settings.

Outlook – Email and PIM (Personal Information Management)

This is a key program for all office personnel. This unit will cover how to use different features to send and receive email, how to set automatic features, setting up a folder system for organising emails and using advanced features.

After looking at the Email tools within Outlook you will now focus on how to use Outlook to help organise both yourself and your boss including Diary Management, To Do Tasks etc.

You will complete a range of mini exercises to learn how to use different features within Outlook as well as complete some assignments putting in practice what you have learnt helping you to relate to using Outlook.

Excel – Spreadsheets and Charts

Preparing information in spreadsheets is a key part of office work.  In this module you will learn how to use key aspects of the program before developing your knowhow in creating formulae and then functions which are more complex.

Appreciating the range of different calculations and information that can be produced in Excel is important so you can learn how to manipulate data to be effective for your organisation.

After learning how to use the program you will complete a range of assignments to consolidate your knowledge and to apply this to given office style tasks to develop your ability to relate and understand how to use this program to produce information, reports, charts and graphs.

PowerPoint – Electronic Slide Presentations

PowerPoint is one of the fun programs in Microsoft Office and in this module you will learn how to create a range of slide presentations using different slide layouts, animation, slide transitions and sound/narration.

In your role you may be required to create effective electronic presentations to be used in meetings, conferences and exhibitions as well as for training purposes. Learning how to breakdown information into suitable sizes and effectively present the information is the key to successful presentations.

You will complete a range of mini exercise to develop your knowledge in using the program before developing your own slide presentations complete with a suitable design to meet different audiences and needs.

Publisher – Desktop Publishing

Publisher is a small program used to create professional looking business documents. Linked to Word in many of its features it does provide additional tools to enable a more polished look to promotional material.

You will complete a range of mini exercises to learn how to use the different features before putting into practice what you have learnt to create different documents.


Access is a powerful program that enables businesses to store a lot of useful information. It is important that the data is accurate and the interrogation of data is maintained to provide the right level of information for businesses to make decisions.

You will be learning how to create databases, enter data accurately, create reports and search data to match specific criteria.

Prepare suitable documents which are fit for purpose.

Accreditation – CPD

You will receive the

Professional IT Skills Training Certificate

with 60 CPD points/credits

Course Fees – £160

How to Enrol

If you would like to enrol on this course please email:

Providing details of

  • Course Title
  • Month you would like to start
  • Details for invoicing purposes

We shall then prepare an invoice and send this by email.