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Microsoft Excel : Introduction

  379 reviews

One Day Course

Now Available As Online Training!


This course is ideal for complete novices, those who have basic knowledge of Excel or are self-taught. The course will provide you with the skills you need to work quickly and produce functional and well formatted spreadsheets.

This course is often used to benchmark MS Excel skills and ensure a level of understanding for new starts at companies.

Delegates will leave feeling confident about creating professional worksheets with the software and be able to navigate the interface intuitively and productively.

Delegates attending the public scheduled course will be using Office 365 on PC only.

You need no previous experience to attend this course.

Public Course Dates & Pricing

Public Courses

Small class sizes so you get the maximum amount of trainer time possible. You attend with delegates from other companies.

Private Courses

One to one tuition or a private group with just your colleagues. Your choice of duration, content and location. We can train at one of our centres or onsite with you wherever you are located.

We offer a free consultation service to help work out every detail and build the perfect course for you.

From £499 + VAT per day

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Course Outline

  • Getting to Grips with the Basics
    • The Excel Interface
    • Using Backstage View
    • Understanding the Ribbon
    • Using & customising the Quick Access toolbar

    Effectively Organise Your Workbooks
    • Creating, saving & opening a new Workbook
    • Entering numbers, text & dates in a Workbook
    • Deleting Cell Contents
    • Adding, deleting & naming sheets

    Controlling the Layout of Spreadsheets Effortlessly
    • Inserting Columns & Rows
    • Deleting Columns & Rows
    • AutoFill
    • Using Cut, Copy & Paste
    • Using Undo & Redo

    Uncomplicate Tasks by Defining & Creating Calculations
    • Writing a basic formula
    • Understanding the order of BODMAS
    • The Sum function & AutoSum
    • Creating statistical functions (Average, Max and Min)
    • Working with Relative References when Copying Formulas

    Questions & answers
  • Beautifully Presenting Your Data
    • Font formatting
    • Borders & Shading
    • Number formatting (currency etc)
    • Alignment options
    • Clearing formats

    Fine-Tuning Your Page Layout before Printing Worksheets
    • Setting page margins & page orientation
    • Creating a Header & Footer
    • Printing all or part of a worksheet
    • Setting Print Titles for large Worksheets

    Visual Representations of Your Data
    • Creating a chart
    • Changing the Chart Type
    • Basic Formatting of Charts

    Questions & answers
Experience + Flexibility

We know training inside out. We can advise you on all the options to make sure you get the best possible course.

Tell us you need to cancel more than 7 days before your course and there's no charge. Great for your peace of mind.

Our trainers bring their years of industry experience into the classroom. You'll leave confident and prepared.

The smallest class size in the industry. More one on one time with the trainer and a less intimidating group size.

Tell us which you use and it'll be booted up and waiting with the latest software when you arrive.

We provide a lovely onsite lunch so you can relax. We can cater for any dietary requirement with no fuss.

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We know that choosing the best course can be difficult, maybe the thoughts of the 20861 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

The most recent comments from attendees of our courses are shown below. We reckon they will give you a pretty good indication of how they think we perform.

  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed20861
  Trainer Knowledge9.8 / 10
  Trainer Materials9.6 / 10
  Trainer Preparation9.8 / 10
  Overall Trainer Score9.7 / 10
  Centre Lunch9.6 / 10
  Centre Staff9.9 / 10
  Overall Centre Score9.7 / 10
  Overall Experience9.6 / 10
  % Who Would Recommend Us99.7%

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