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Within the next two decades, 90% of jobs will require some level of digital proficiency, while the shortage of technical skills continues to grow. However, while there's a growing need for digital skills, our own research and experience has highlighted an increasing cloud skills gap.

To ensure everyone in the UK can upskill and reskill, Microsoft is committed to offering digital skills courses from basic digital literacy through to advanced cloud technology skills.

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Understand the basics of computing

Microsoft Literacy Course

With Microsoft’s Digital Literacy Course, you can learn the foundation skills necessary to use digital devices, software and tools to discover, use and create information.

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Microsoft Office Training

Get the most out of the Microsoft tools you know and love, from Excel to PowerPoint and everything in between. Learn new skills and start your journey with our free beginner modules below:

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Module 1 - Office 365

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Module 2 - Word

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Module 3 - Excel

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Module 4 - Outlook

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Module 5 - PowerPoint

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Module 6 - Microsoft Teams

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Module 7 - LinkedIn

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Become a Microsoft Office Specialist

Microsoft Office Specialist - Word
Microsoft Office Specialist - Excel
Microsoft Office Specialist - PowerPoint

The Office learning journey doesn’t have to stop there, as we partner with Prodigy Learning to deliver the Microsoft Office Specialist (MOS) certification; the world's most recognised qualification to prove your skills and abilities in Microsoft's Office applications. Contact our skills and certification partner Prodigy Learning.

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Develop your cloud skills with Microsoft Learn

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Microsoft Learn

Microsoft Learn is free, interactive, hands-on, browser-based training for everyone from Business Leaders, IT Professionals and Developers. It’s your entry door to the most comprehensive collection of technical training and, best of all, you can learn at your own pace. Start a learning path today, earn points along the way and learn the skills you need to help your business achieve more.


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