Introduction to

A detailed introduction to Microsoft Outlook.


Why take this course?

This Microsoft Outlook distance learning unit has been specifically designed to provide the knowledge and skills needed for the successful use of Outlook. You will learn simple techniques needed to create mail and schedules, and to keep track of appointments and tasks.

What you will experience

This course covers the following topics:

  • Recognising the Screen Layout 
  • Using Help 
  • Working with Appointments 
  • Managing Tasks 
  • Using Email 
  • Advanced Messaging Features 
  • Creating Notes 
  • Using Outlook Today 
  • Menus 
  • Working with Contact Lists 
  • Managing Events 
  • Creating & Organising 
  • Creating & Viewing Journal Entries 
  • Applying Filters 
  • Printing Various Outlook Items 
  • Planning Meetings 

At the end of the course you will test your knowledge via an end of course test.

Student at a computer

Key facts

Mode of study
Distance Learning
Method of study

This course will require you to manage your workload independently, with a basic level of tutor support.

Subject area

Entry requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

What you will need

You will require use of/access to the Microsoft Outlook package.

What you need to know

Anything else?

Please note that fee waivers may apply. Find out more about funding for part-time courses.

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Duration Fees Code
32 Hours over 6 Months £45.00
Paper applications only

Paper applications

You must submit a paper application form for this course and return it to us completed and signed.

Completed forms should be returned to the following freepost address:

The Student Information & Admissions Manager
North East Scotland College
Aberdeen City Campus

Should you have any problems with your application, please contact the Student Advice Centre:

Telephone: 01224 612330

If you take up a place on a College course, at the start of the course you will be asked to sign an enrolment form. In signing the form and/or taking up a place on a College course, you will enter into a contract with the College and be bound by the North East Scotland College Standard Terms and Conditions of Study. Copies of the Terms and Conditions are available for inspection on notice boards and at various locations throughout the College, at the College Reception, on the College website:, or can be obtained on request from the Student Funding and Admissions Manager, North East Scotland College, Aberdeen City Campus, Gallowgate, Aberdeen AB25 1BN. Please note that courses are offered subject to (a) there being sufficient numbers of enrolments and (b) the availability of resources. The College reserves its right (i) not to run courses where the number of students is considered insufficient or where resources are unavailable and (ii) in certain circumstances, to refuse admission to an individual applicant.