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Microsoft Excel : Introduction

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One Day Course


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 may choose to use either MS Office 2013 on PC or 2016 on either Mac or PC.

There is a maximum class size of eight on our MS Office public courses. You need no previous experience to attend this course.

What are the 5 things you will get out of the course?
• Create a spreadsheet from scratch
• Format text & numbers
• Learn shortcuts & tips to help you perform the above as efficiently as possible
• Perform basic calculations
• Present data visually using charts

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.

    A great, cost efficient way to learn, discounts are also available for group bookings.


    Discount Info
  • 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 £475 + VAT

    Free Consultation

Course Outline

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

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

    Entering Data into Spreadsheets Effortlessly
    • Inserting Cells, Columns & Rows
    • Deleting Cells, Columns & Rows
    • AutoFill & using SmartTags
    • FlashFill
    • Inputting dates & times
    • Using Copy & Paste
    • Using Undo & Redo

    Beautifully Presenting Your Data
    • Font formatting
    • Borders & Shading
    • Number formatting (currency etc)
    • Alignment options
    • Clearing formats
    • Applying cell styles
    • Formatting shortcuts

    Questions & answers
  • 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)
    • An introduction to the Function Wizard

    Enhancing Key Messages with Visual Representations of Your Data
    • Creating a chart
    • Editing a chart
    • Changing the layout of a chart
    • Adding and removing chart elements
    • Formatting a chart
    • Combination charts

    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

    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 5 working 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 10793 other clients we've asked will give you the inspiration to join us too.

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  Client Ratings

Attendees surveyed10793
  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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