The latest version of Microsoft Office is 2019/O365 but the earlier formats - 2016, 2013 are 2010 - are still very much to be found in offices and homes throughout the UK and abroad.  Microsoft, however, has now ceased to provide support for Office 2007, 2003 and Windows XP.  The table below displays the icons that represent the different applications available in Microsoft Office.  Click on an icon to see more details, such as course outlines and main features.


For the everyday user, each version provides all of the basics for that particular Office application but you will see the new releases add a little more functionality to its predecessor.  All course outlines can be download as a PDF file; simply click on the appropriate logo to open up a new window, read about the course and download the outlines.

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Microsoft Visio Level 1

Microsoft Visio training throughout the UK, including Manchester, Leeds, Birmingham, York, Carlisle, Newcastle, Sheffield, Glasgow, Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Derby, Norwich, Portsmouth, Swansea, Cardiff, Chester.  For overseas training and contracts, please call to discuss your requirements.

Microsoft Visio Level 1 – Course Outline

About This Course

With Visio, you can create a variety of complex diagrams that are dynamic and data-driven.  For example, you can create objects such as organisational charts, floor plans, circuit diagrams, network diagrams and Website maps.  These diagrams can be used in Word, Excel and PowerPoint.


Target Audience

This course is designed for people who have an understanding of drawing applications and design concepts.

At Course Completion

After completing this course, students will be able to:


  • Understand the layout and functionality of Microsoft Visio

  • Work with basic shapes, lines and objects

  • Plan and create a diagram

  • Work with text and organisation charts

  • Format drawings and shapes

  • Work with pages

  • Understand Networks and brainstorming diagrams

  • Customise and create reports

Course Content

Unit 1 – Getting Started

  • Explore the Visio Interface

  • Windows, Stencils and Objects


Unit 2 – Drawing Tools

  • Basic Shapes and Lines

  • Compound Lines

  • Editing Objects


Unit 3 – Basic Diagrams

  • Planning a Diagram

  • Creating a Basic Diagram

  • Working with Text

  • Organisation Charts


Unit 4 – Formatting Drawings

  • Formatting Text

  • Formatting Shapes and Lines


Unit 5 – Working with Pages

  • File and Print Properties

  • Working with background Pages

  • Working with Links


Unit 6 – Networking and Brainstorming Diagrams

  • Network Diagrams

  • Rack Diagrams

  • Brainstorming Diagrams


Unit 7 – Customising and Reporting

  • Layout and Connection Techniques

  • Shape Properties

  • Reporting



Course duration: one day


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