This course will build on your current knowledge and teach you more advanced skills in Microsoft Word, the internet and using your PC.

By the end of the course you'll be able to:

  • Install and run software applications

  • Change your PC settings

  • Password protect your PC and documents

  • Print envelopes and labels using MS Word

  • Create, edit and organise content in tables using MS Word

  • Edit MS Word documents and track changes

  • Customise your email settings

  • Add an email signature


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.


You'll complete individual practical tasks in class using a computer. There will be class discussions to help you understand and share ideas, and you'll do some work in pairs or small groups. There will be homework assignments.

Entry Requirements

You should have completed the beginner course or have confidence using a computer to perform basic tasks such as creating a document in MS Word, browsing the internet and checking your email.

Next Steps

You could join an accredited computing course.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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