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Bromley Adult Education College

Digital Skills - P04472 Office skills foundation - Microsoft Excel  


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Boost your career with our Microsoft Excel for Beginners course, part of the Digital Skills for Work programme. Whether you're seeking new employment opportunities or aiming to advance in your current role, mastering Excel is a vital step.

In this 6 week introductory course, you will:
- Build Foundational Skills: Learn how to organise text and numbers in a spreadsheet
- Gain Confidence: Develop the ability to create and manage spreadsheets, perform basic calculations, and organise data effectively.
- Enhance Your Competency: By the end of this course, you'll be equipped to produce and format basic spreadsheets enabling you to support a variety of business tasks with ease.

Prior experience required:
No Excel skills are required but as this course is highly focused the ability to use a mouse and keyboard and navigate Microsoft Windows confidently is essential.

This course is not suitable for beginners to computing or those with low PC skills.

Recommended follow on course:
Office Skills Intermediate - Excel

We recommend enrolling on the follow-on intermediate course alongside the foundation course to secure your place in both.

More information
If further information is required please phone the college and ask to speak to a member of the digital skills team. Alternatively send an email to

Can I join late?
For courses of 6 weeks or less, late starters are not allowed
For courses of 6 - 12 weeks late starters are allowed up to the 2nd week of the course.

Who is the course for?
See main course description. If you are unsure if you are suitable for a course, please phone the Kentwood or Poverest Centre and ask to speak to a member of the digital skills team or email

Do I need prior knowledge or experience?
See the main course listing above for information regarding prior knowledge. The college retains the right to withdraw a student from a course if their prior skills are not sufficient to undertake a course.

How will I learn?
This is a tutor led, classroom based course with practical learning on the computers provided. The college has Windows 11 PC's running both Microsoft and Google software.

How will my progress be assessed?
Your progress will be assessed by your tutor throughout the course and there will be plenty of opportunity to get feedback.

Is there an external qualification?
No, this is not a qualification course and there will be no certificate upon completion.

What can I do next?
There is a progression pathway to the courses. Starting with complete beginner and ending with competent workplace user. The pathways is:

Computing Step 1 - The Basics
Computing step 2 - Online Essentials
Computing step 3 - Productivity Essentials

Office Skills Foundation (Word and PowerPoint or Excel)
Office Skills Intermediate (Word and PowerPoint or Excel)

What do I need to bring?
Notepad and pen. A folder or some other means of keeping paper handouts organised.

Are there any extra costs?
No. Digital Skills courses are free to all when taken the first time. If you wish to repeat a course, there may be a charge.

Is there work between sessions?
Your tutor may set you practice between sessions to help build your retention and skills, and those students who engage in learning between sessions generally experience greater success.
PC's are available at the college and there are digital drop in sessions once a week where a facilitator can support you if required.

Enrolment information
You can enrol online for this course. We recommend you enrol on any follow on courses at the same time to ensure your place is secured as spaces cannot be reserved.

For further information, please contact:
The Kentwood Centre on 020 8659 7976 or the Poverest Centre on 01689 822886, email

Course Summary

Code: P04472  

Starting: Monday 09 September 2024 

Location: Poverest Centre  

Tutor: Jill Collier  

Duration: 6 sessions over 6 week(s)

Time: 12:15 

Cost: Free - Digital Skills course  

By continuing you confirm that you are over 19 and have agreed to the the terms and conditions




Time and duration

Start Date: 09 September 2024
Start Time: 12:15
Day: Monday Afternoon
End Time: 14:45
Total Weeks: 6


Poverest Centre  
Poverest Road  
BR5 2DQ  

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