I think you are confused a little.
Tables are a collection of similar information, which are the building blocks for a simple, or complex database.
Templates are used to define a way to collect, store and display the information. Access has several template databases, which are freely available. (
So, by definition, templates are used to design the database functionality. Data entered provides the database content
You should read up a bit more about DB basics, and do more hands-on work. Things will become clearer as you do more.
Try searching MS Support for Access templates.