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PC Essentials

About SquareOne

SquareOne is among the UK's leading providers of IT training to businesses of all shapes and sizes. Our company pledge is to deliver inspiring, motivational and cost effective training which brings about tangible improvements in productivity. Through our training courses, individuals are able to gain lifelong skills and realise their full potential while clients achieve their corporate goals.

Who should attend?

This course users who are new to Computers and wish to get the basics to make use of PC's at work.


There are no prerequisites for this course. All ability ranges are catered for in mixed groups

Course Objectives

This course is designed for those who are totally new to using a computer or those who have some knowledge but need to build their confidence. You will learn essential skills and an overview of Microsoft Office and Windows 2010.

Training Locations

This training is delivered as a closed course at your company's premises. We can bring our mobile IT classroom to any UK or European location, so no matter where you are based, SquareOne can come to you.

Where We Have Trained

SquareOne have delivered training solutions throughout the UK in locations such as London, Liverpool, Wirral, Merseyside, Blackpool, Manchester, Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire, Edinburgh and Belfast. We have also trained at international locations such as France, Germany, Switzerland, Scandinavia and USA.

Training has been delivered to a diverse range of industries including oil and gas, agriculture, automobile manufacture, food production, the arts and finance.

Course Duration

1 Day

Timings: 09:30 - 16:30


  • Log on, Lock and Shutdown procedures
  • Overview of Windows and the Desktop
  • Start button
  • Adding applications to the Start and Task Bar
  • Searching for Files
  • Task Manager
  • Minimising Windows
  • Tiling Windows
  • Opening, Closing, Moving and Sizing Windows
  • Working with useful Accessories

Mouse and Keyboard

  • Understanding the Left and Right Mouse Button
  • Highlighting Techniques
  • Keyboard explained


  • Create Folders in Windows
  • Learn about Files and Folders


  • Creating Documents
  • Typing and understanding the keyboard
  • Working with the Ribbon
  • Formatting Documents
  • Format Painter
  • Undo and Redo
  • Saving Documents
  • Opening Documents
  • Renaming Documents
  • Printing Documents

Copy and Paste

  • Cut and Paste versus Copy and Paste
  • Copy and Paste between applications

Microsoft Excel

  • Overview of Excel screen
  • Entering Data
  • Formatting Data
  • Calculations - Add, Subtract, Multiply, Divide
  • AutoSum
  • Printing

The Internet

  • Navigate to Websites
  • View Images
  • Copy and Paste
  • Store Web Pages as Favourites


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