What is a Microsoft Word training course?

Microsoft Word is the most commonly-used word processing software in the world. Candidates with a good working knowledge of Word’s features and functions enjoy a competitive advantage in office- based roles.

Our Microsoft Word courses provide you with an advanced understanding of word processing and business document production. We cover all aspects of Microsoft Word in our courses, including how to write reports, format proposals and create engaging pitches.

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Which Microsoft Word certification will I get from Pitman Training?

Pitman graduates earn valuable CPD points when they complete Microsoft Word training. That’s because all of our Microsoft Word courses and seminars are fully accredited by the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Certification Service.

Employers look favourably upon candidates with CPD points as they demonstrate a clear commitment to personal development. The amount of CPD points you earn depends on the length of the Microsoft Word course you choose, with one hour of completed learning equalling one CPD point.

Why study a Microsoft Word course with Pitman Training?

  • A Microsoft Word course from Pitman gives your CV a competitive edge.
  • Our Pitman Microsoft Word training courses cover everything from the basics of using Microsoft Word to learning advanced functions of the programme.
  • Looking to learn Microsoft Word alongside another Pitman training module? Our Microsoft Word training pairs well with our Microsoft Office and Microsoft Excel courses.
  • At Pitman, our Microsoft Word training is available online and in-centre. Those who prefer learning Microsoft Word in-person can do so with a trusted advisor in one of our local training centres. If you prefer online Word courses, you can do that with us, too.
  • All of our Microsoft Word training courses in the UK are CPD-accredited, earning you valuable CPD points that are highly regarded among employers.
  • Take our Microsoft Word courses online and in-centre at your own pace – our word processing courses are designed to easily slot into your schedule.
  • Whether you learn online or at one of our training centres, you can always count on the support of our Pitman Microsoft Word course advisors to guide your learning journey.

Online Microsoft Word courses

Here at Pitman Training, we offer a diverse range of Word training courses and seminars for all experience levels.

Our Microsoft Word level 1 seminar, for example, helps beginners get to grips with the software, teaching students how to create, navigate and save documents. For those already familiar with the programme, our Microsoft Word expert course deals with more advanced techniques, such as merging Excel data and modifying tables of content.

How to start a Microsoft Word training course?

Our online learning portal, myPitman, makes it easy to start a Microsoft Word training course right away. No additional learning materials are required, myPitman includes everything you need to succeed.

Whichever type of Microsoft Word course you choose, whether online or in-centre, our experienced course advisors are with you every step of the way. Just get in touch for a free, friendly career consultation with our training experts.

Frequently Asked Questions

Is a tutor-led training seminar a better way for you to learn?

Absolutely, tutor-led seminars, commonly known as instructor-led training sessions, offer an engaging and interactive approach to learning. Led by seasoned professionals, these sessions ensure a deeper understanding of the subject matter, providing immediate feedback and personalized attention. Whether it’s employee training or corporate skill development, these instructor-led sessions encourage direct interaction, fostering an environment conducive to active learning. At Pitman Training, our extensive collection of tutor-led training videos combines the flexibility of online learning with the live guidance of expert instructors.

Are the courses approved?

Yes our courses are accredited by awarding bodies and accepted by all employers.

When do the courses start?

We have monthly intakes for every course, please enquire to find out more.

I work nights, can I study part-time?

Yes, we recommend all our students allocate 8 to 10 hours per week. All our courses take up to 3 months to complete and our diplomas take up to 1 year.

Who will train me?

Some of our certifications are studied online using our interactive platform and some of our diplomas are conducted via online seminars.

Do I study online or at a training centre?

We offer a blended learning approach. Our courses and diplomas can be studied remotely from the comfort of your own home. You also have the option to also study in our centers if you prefer face-to-face learning.

If I fail an exam?

One re-sit is provided for our courses. However, we have a very high pass rates in completing the assessments.

Can I pay back over a period of time?

Yes, we offer various payment plans up to 36 months to help split the cost over a manageable period of time.

What is the cost?

Our costs vary for our courses and diplomas and start from as little as £20 per month over a 36-month payment plan period. Fill in the form to find out more.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

A great diploma that can help open the doors to a variety of careers thanks to its unique tailor-made set up. You could work towards any number of office administration type careers in roles such as Medical Secretary, Legal Secretary, PA, EA or Office Manager. Alternatively, you could utilise the skills gained to kick-start a rewarding career in an accounting role with positions such as Bookkeeper, Accounts Assistant or Finance Assistant.

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