Our Microsoft Word training courses will show you how to make the most of Microsoft's word processing application. Led by certified, expert trainers with many years of experience they are very hands-on and practical.

We offer scheduled training courses at our centres in Guildford and London. Our training is carefully designed so that it works for all versions of Word.

We also provide onsite training for groups and individuals. This allows us to completely customise the course content to your requirements and deliver it on a date to suit you. It can be delivered at your office or in one of our centres.

Microsoft Word Training – Essentials


1 day

This is our beginner’s course for Word.

Get a thorough grounding in the basics.

Learn to confidently:

  1. Navigate word, create and edit documents.
  2. Change text fonts, paragraph spacing and line spacing.
  3. Use tabs, page breaks and page numbering.

Word Combined (Essentials & Intermediate)

Word Combined

2 days

Take advantage of our £55 saving by booking both the essentials and intermediate Word courses on consecutive days.

Microsoft Word Training – Intermediate


1 day

This course is for basic Word users looking to develop their skills.

It will show you how to make full use Word.

Learn to confidently:

  1. Work with and insert tables, graphics and a table of contents.
  2. Create, modify and use templates.
  3. Edit and insert pictures and other images.

Microsoft Word Training – Advanced


2 days

As an experienced Word user this is the course for you.

It will show you how to use Word’s most powerful productivity tools.

Learn to confidently:

  1. Use the Mail Merge function.
  2. Work with large and complex documents using bookmarks and indexing.
  3. Use macros to automate repetitive tasks in Word.

Course Approach

Our Word courses are focused on making you a faster and more efficient Word user.

They are deliberately very hands-on as we believe that real practical skills are only developed through guided practice which reinforces classroom learning. Our exercises are carefully chosen to emphasise the key aspects of each lesson, and, of course, our trainers are on hand to answer any questions that you might have.

Course Locations

We run scheduled MS Word training at our centre in Guildford. This is in the Surrey Technology Centre, very close to the Royal Surrey Hospital.

We can also deliver this training at our London and Manchester centres. Our London centre is very close to Bank and Monument tube stations, and a short walk from Liverpool St and Cannon Street overland stations. Our Manchester centre is in central Manchester and only a short walk from Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations.

We can also very happy to deliver this training at your site.

Uses of Word

Word is the word-processing package included in the Microsoft Office suite and so used in almost all businesses.

From simple letter writing through to complex legal documents and marketing documents, in the hands of an experienced user it can quickly and simply produce the document that you want. You can also create custom type styles and apply them to imported or entered text, and design and format complex tables.

As it is part of the Microsoft Office suite it is very easy to import charts and tables from other Office programs like Excel and Project and can be manipulated using visual basic for applications (‘VBA’). VBA allows you to automate repetitive tasks saving huge amounts of time.

Background and Overview

Word is the word processing package contained within the Microsoft Office suite, OFfice 365 and Office for Mac.

A wide variety of recent versions of office are still in use. The differences between the most recent versions are:

Word 2016

This version of Word allows for genuinely live collaboration. The Share sidebar lets you add co-authors, and you will see their changes marked with a flag in real-time as they work. Skype is also integrated so that you can discuss items as you work.

As with other 2016 applications the other key changes were to the user interface to make it easier to navigate and the introduction of the ‘Tell me’ box as a much improved help function.

Word 2013

This version contained multiple small improvements, focused mainly on the cloud and collaboration.

It introduced much improved commenting / reply to comment functionality and the ability for non-Word subscribers to open and read Word documents.

It also worked far more simply with SharePoint and OneDrive and contained improvements in its ability to handle and edit photos and images.

Word 2010

This version of Word saw relatively few improvements over Word 2007.

It contained live word count and had a much-improved spell check function. In addition, it allowed users to see paste preview, which extremely useful when working with very large documents, and expanded the number of effects in WordArt.

Word 2007

The major change in Word 2007 was the introduction of the ribbon interface.

It also contained much improved auto-formatting tools and introduced document sharing functionality. This allowed documents to be distributed in ‘Final’ version so that they are effectively ‘Read Only’.

The ability to output to PDF was also in this new version as were much-improved recovery tools in the case of a crash.


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