Office 2016 Fast

As the name suggests, this is a short course for anyone who already has experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2010 or 2013 but wish to upgrade to the 2016 version of the software. You’ll learn how to navigate the updated interface on each programme and be guided through some of the new features available on the latest release of this globally recognised suite of applications.

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This is essential training for anyone who already uses the Microsoft Office 2010 or 2013 suite in their working lives and is upgrading to the latest 2016 version. 

The course will help you learn how to navigate your way round the key areas of the Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2016 programmes and also showcases the latest features of each application. 

It’s the ideal training course for anyone looking to widen the scope of their Microsoft Office abilities by ensuring their skills remain relevant and adaptable with this renowned, evolving suite of applications. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 6 CPD points upon successful completion

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Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type



6 hours

About this course

Microsoft Office is a globally recognisable suite of applications. This course is unique in its concept as it’s specifically designed for those who already have knowledge of Word, Excel and PowerPoint 2010 or 2013, who are now looking to quickly gain skills in the use of the 2016 programmes. 

It’s a flexible short course, taking around 6 hours to study, which can be studied online or in one of our training centres. As always, our training is self-paced so you can opt to work through the whole course in just one day or break it down into smaller study sessions; whatever works best for you.

Along with the online learning guidance, you’ll have an ebook to utilise alongside the course. Each module focusses on a different programme and helps you navigate the updated interface of each programme and learn about the new features. Here is an overview of what’s included in each module: - 

Module One: the Microsoft Word 2016 interface, backstage view, tell me what you want to do, smart lookup, inserting shapes, ink equations, sharing and collaboration, improved version history. 

Module Two: the Excel 2016 interface, people graph, one click forecasting, using the new chart types, using the ‘get and transform’ group, one click forecasting, 3D maps, pivot table enhancements, multi-select slicer.

Module Three: the PowerPoint 2016 interface, ink tools, new chart types, screen recording, the morph transition, PowerPoint designer. 

At the end of the course you’ll gain a Pitman Training certificate to verify your skills. 

Aims and Objectives

The simple objective of this course is to help you quickly and smoothly move your existing Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint skills to the 2016 version of this Microsoft Office software. 


As this is a course designed to update existing knowledge through to the latest 2016 version of key Microsoft Office programmes, we’d advise anyone looking to undertake this course to have previous experience using Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint on either the 2010 or 2013 versions of the software. 

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*).

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



Career Path

Having experience using different the versions of Microsoft Office will stand you in great stead if you’re pursuing a career in office administration. If you’re seeking to progress as a Senior Administrator, PA or EA for example, being able to demonstrate proven, certified skills in the latest software programmes most commonly utilised in the workplace will ensure you can both widen the scope of your job role and impress potential employers.

Office 2016 Fast Course Training Centres

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Carlow, Cork, Dublin, Dundalk, Galway, Limerick, Mullingar, Naas, Sligo, Swords, Kerry, Wexford, Maynooth, Waterford, Laois, Courses available
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