Word for Beginners

Become a Word power user. Suitable for all Word users or anyone new to the application. You will learn the foundations of Word.


Suitable for All Levels

1 Day Course

Certification Awarded

Online Resources

Learning Options for this Course

Classroom Training


This course can be taken at our Training Centre in Dublin 2. Socially distanced learning. Full interaction with expert trainers.

Live Virtual Classroom

Virtual Classroom

Daytime or evenings using iLiveLearning. Full interaction with the trainer, just like in the classroom. Software provided.

Self-paced eLearning

Self-paced eLearning

Self-paced online course on our Learning Hub with Assessment and Certification. 1 Year access. Software required.

Skills You will have at the end of the Course

  • Create and manage a document file structure.
  • Format and enhance a documents layout
  • Master the use of tabs and tables
  • Insert company logos and other graphics and be able to enhance them.
  • Create single and multi-level lists using bullets and numbers
  • Create and manage a mail merge


Course overview

This course starts you at the beginning of Word. You will gain a fast, practical and extensive knowledge of the powerful features of this package, and work learning how to build templates and documents using Word’s superb editing features. You will be able to enhance your document easily and quickly.


No prior knowledge is required


At the end of the course, you’ll be Certified by the Irish Academy of Computer Training

Microsoft Word Certification

Who would benefit

If you’re about to start a new role in an office, this course is ideal for you.

Why take the Course

To become proficient in Microsoft Word to be able to produce a wide range of different documents efficiently. This includes being able to organise and locate files created in Word and format documents such as Letters, Memos and Invoices.

Online Option


Course curriculum

Section 1: Word Basics
Managing Document Filing

  • Personalize your copy of word by changing the user name
  • Create a new document
  • Saving a document using Save and Save As
  • Open an existing document
  • Save a document in another file format, such as a PDF

Modifying a Document

  • Inserting and removing paragraphs, lines and words
  • Changing Font: type, size colour
  • Applying and removing bold, italic and underline
  • Change case
  • Learn to use the format painter
  • Aligning Text
  • Insert symbols
  • Apply subscript and superscript
  • Use bullets and numbering to create single and multi-level lists
  • Searching and replacing text
  • Cutting and pasting within a document

Paragraph Formatting

  • Apply automatic hyphenation to a document
  • Line spacing and paragraph spacing options
  • Working with indents
  • Text borders and shading
  • Setting up tabs
Section 2: Document Layout
Controlling Page Layout

  • Use the Show/Hide icon
  • Learn how to use page breaks
  • Locate and remove page breaks
  • Insert and remove text wrapping breaks
  • Change page orientation
  • Set page margins
  • Change paper size
  • Insert headers and footers
  • Insert page numbers and format page numbers

Document Structure

  • Apply styles
  • Modify styles
  • Use clear formatting
Section 3: Objects within a Word Document

  • Insert pictures or company logos saved on the computer
  • Insert images using online pictures
  • Modify pictures styles, colours, size, and artistic effects


  • Merge and spilt cells
  • Table borders and Shading
  • Add and delete rows & columns
  • Sorting data within the table
Section 4: Proofing and Printing
Document Preparation

  • Working with non-printing characters
  • Previewing and printing
  • Using the spelling checker and thesaurus
  • Being able to use the zoom tools
  • Access and use help
  • Switch Windows: switch between open word documents
Section 5: Mail Merge
Create and Manage a Mail Merge

  • Merge multiple names and address to a letter

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