More effective use of Office applications

Digital Skills Enhancement Programme

This course will focus on developing effective use of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint and other Office tools, specialising in additional features and how they can be used to create interactive resources and promote effective personal working.

Pricing options

SET member: £148.75

Non-SET member: £175.00

This is a subsidised rate for providers that receive funding from the SFA. For providers not receiving funding the full cost is £262.50

There are 2 options available to host an event:

  • Self-delivery: we train 2 members of your staff to deliver the programme in your setting.
  • External delivery: we deliver the training with one of our experienced consultants.

Hosting costs £1100 for 8 or more delegates. If you choose self-delivery you will be eligible for an £800 rebate subject to successful completion of the course.

To enquire about hosting, complete this form or call 020 8253 8238.

If you opt for self-delivery, training staff must be validated as suitably experienced and attend free training to deliver the programme. All materials are provided. Hosts must accommodate external delegates.

If you wish to have a course delivered for your staff only please call 020 8253 8238 as different pricing applies.

Who is this course for?

This course is designed for FE staff who have limited experience in using Office applications, and are looking to deepen their knowledge and skills to explore all that they have to offer. 


You will have the knowledge and the confidence to:

  • Create an accessible Word document
  • Generate a QR code and add it to a document
  • Carry out peer review of a document adding track changes and comments
  • Carry out a self-assessment of personal digital skills
  • Use Excel to add data, create a graph/chart and make formatting changes
  • Create a PowerPoint using a theme, copyright free images, hyperlinks, presenter notes and formatting
  • Link and embed audio into a PowerPoint presentation
  • Combine charts/graphs into PowerPoint

Length of the course

This is a 2 day training programme.

Course Content

Day 1

  • Accessibility and Word
  • Building on accessible Word
  • Peer review
  • OneNote and self-assessment

Day 2

  • More effective use of Excel
  • Using PowerPoint
  • Interactive Excel
  • Combining charts and graphs into PowerPoint

Contact us

If this course is not currently available in your area, and you would like to attend then register your interest. We will let you know about new events as they are announced.

If you have any questions, please contact:

T: 0800 0 831 830