ICT Software Training

ICT Software Training List

A catalogue of training available.

ICT Software Training

Training is provided in planned events and ad hoc as required whether in a classroom setting or one to one as appropriate and as needs demand.

Classroom events are in the format of a presentation and exercises undertaken by users on classroom PC computers. New lesson plans and materials are constantly in development keeping pace with software releases and staff requirements.

  • On site and provided at varied times increasing accessibility
  • Provided by in house staff ensuring continuity and confidence in service
  • Flexible to meet ongoing training needs matching systems development or adoption of new software.
  • Trainer provides ongoing support to trainees following events
  • Training offered at beginner, intermediate and advanced level for most software applications
  • Events advertised through distributed emails to all staff
  • Effective administration provides reports on staff development for HR
  • Post event feedback is collected encouraging further development

Post - training support and guidance is available for your work projects in these and other relevant software i.e. Flickr, Skype, Paint.net, Internet Explorer and FireFox.

Microsoft Word is a globally standardised Word Processing tool for the creation of text and image documents. Training is available at intermediate and advanced level along with further training in Mail Merge and features for longer documents.

  • Intermediate training includes:
  • Entering and aligning text
  • Saving the document
  • Cut, copy and paste
  • Indents and line spacing
  • Numbered and bulleted lists
  • Page setup and printing
  • Search and replace text


Advanced training includes:

  • Formatting columns.
  • Using tab stops
  • Inserting images
  • Applying heading styles (basic)
  • Footnotes and endnotes
  • Using headers and footers
  • Basic tables
  • Excel objects
  • Printing options


Features for longer documents include:

  • Using styles. (applying and modifications)
  • Creating tables of content
  • Using section breaks, page orientation and page numbering
  • Citations and bibliography management
  • Applying captions and creating a table of figures


 Mail Merge training includes:

  • Creation and use of Access and Excel data sources
  • Prepare a letter, email or labels
  • Edit recipients
  • Edit data fields
  • Insert merge fields (ticket number, student id etc.)
  • Performing a merge to new document
  • Printing merged document and envelopes or labels.
  • Send directly to email

Microsoft Excel is a globally standardised Spreadsheet tool for the manipulation of numerical data.

Provides a means of data collection, mathematical or statistical manipulation and evaluation and aids graphical presentation of such data. Training is available at beginner, intermediate and advanced level along with a further formula workshop for advanced functions.

Excel beginner training includes:

  • Introducing Excel
  • File Formats
  • Navigating the page
  • Entering and editing data
  • Automatic Totals
  • Saving and Printing


 Excel intermediate training includes

  • Creating a Workbook and Worksheets.
  • Rows, Columns & Panes
  • Navigating the page
  • Entering and editing data
  • Using formulae, absolute referencing.
  • Text & number formatting
  • Security options


 Excel advanced training includes

  • Entering and editing data
  • Working with ranges
  • Using formulae, absolute referencing
  • Named Ranges and formulae
  • Scenario and Macros
  • Formulae on multiple Worksheets
  • Creating a basic Chart


 Excel formulae training includes:

  • Text manipulation (counting characters, searches within text, splitting and combining text)
  • CountIf conditional formula
  • Sumif conditional formula
  • Vlookup and HLookup lists (locate values based on search data)


Excel Chart training includes:

  • Creating a chart in Excel
  • Edit axis
  • Labels
  • Data values
  • Changing source data
  • Inserting charts in Word and PowerPoint.

Microsoft PowerPoint is a globally standardised presentation tool for the creation and edit of presentation materials. Provides visual support to spoken presentations and aids graphical presentation of data processed on other platforms (e.g. Access and Excel). Training is available at beginner, intermediate and advanced level.

PowerPoint beginner training includes:

  • Getting Started
  • The ribbon interface
  • Editing slides
  • Adding effects
  • Saving and printing a presentation
  • Running a slide show


PowerPoint intermediate training includes:

  • Insert Clipart
  • Create a background
  • Using shapes
  • Using Drawing tools
  • Create and insert a chart
  • Using Smart Art
  • Speaker’s Notes


PowerPoint advanced training includes:

  • Create, save and apply a design template
  • Add and edit grouped objects (clipart)
  • Insert audio and video clips
  • Apply hyperlinks
  • Linking embedded objects (i.e. a chart)
  • Create a customised show
  • Transition and animation effects

Microsoft Outlook is a globally standardised communication tool for the creation, storage and manipulation of contact information which allows users to Email those contacts and manage incoming messages and replies. Tools also exist for diary management, event management and ‘to do’ lists. Training is available in a longer format to cover available features.

  • Address Book Contacts and Distribution Lists
  • Creating Signatures
  • Creating and Using Mail Folders
  • Creating rules and filters
  • Sharing Calendars
  • Scheduling Appointments and Inviting Other Attendees, managing responses
  • Creating “Sticky Notes”
  • Creating and delegating Tasks (“to do” list)

Microsoft OneNote is a tool for the creation and storage of various document types. Appearing and used like a loose leaf folder it allows users to quickly create notes, Share and collaborate on projects and draft documents, store and annotate images, documents and web pages. It is an essential tool to support administrative and research tasks. Training is available in a workshop format to cover available features.

  • Creating a new Notebook
  • Creating and editing Sections
  • Creating and editing Pages
  • Creating a Screen clip
  • “to do” lists, tagging and search tools
  • Shared NoteBooks
  • Integrating with Outlook

Microsoft Skype for Business (Previously Lync) is an instant messaging tool that allows users to identify the accessibility of colleagues and team members and quickly make text or telephone type calls to them. Features exist for txt, voice and video meetings, collaborative sharing and presentations. Training is available in a workshop format to cover available features.

  • Add a group
  • Find and add a contact
  • contact availability
  • Instant messaging
  • Voice and video calls
  • File sharing
  • Desktop sharing
  • Meetings and meeting tools (presentation, whiteboard, manage participants)

CELCAT is a room booking calendar system for the reservation of classrooms, laboratories and other shared spaces. Training is available in a workshop format to cover available features.

  • Understand the CELCAT resources
  • View Event and resource timetables
  • Creating and editing Events.

 Celcat training video

Microsoft Operating Systems file management. Training is offered in the use and manipulation of directories, folders and files, their efficient naming and storage to speed and organise file saving and recovery.

  • Directory structure
  • Organising a file system (creating and naming Directories and Folders)
  • The useful naming of files
  • How to move, copy and delete files

Microsoft OneDrive is an online storage and retrieval system allowing users to create and save documents on remote servers and optionally share these with colleagues.  Training is available as an introductory level workshop.

  • Logging in
  • Creating and naming Folders
  • Upload and Download files
  • Sharing files