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Classroom training -  Excel Introduction

Classroom Training

Excel Introduction

Classroom training course - online version also available

£550 + VAT for most venues (£695 + VAT for London)

1 day

This one-day course provides the perfect introduction to Microsoft's popular spreadsheet application.  You'll learn how to create formulae, make your worksheets look pretty, create charts and print out your work.  Take the fear-factor out of Excel, and enjoy lunch in a local restaurant at the same time.

Course details

  • Locations for Excel Introduction coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next Excel Introduction course locationNext classroom course:Wed 31 August 2022
  • Excel Introduction course timesTime:09:30-16:30

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Excel basics

  • Numbers, text and dates
  • Moving around
  • Selecting cells
  • Working with files
  • Moving and copying

Creating formulae

  • Understanding BODMAS and brackets
  • AutoSum (totals and other functions)
  • Using the function wizard

Formatting worksheets

  • Inserting/deleting rows/columns
  • Fonts, colours and alignment
  • Boxes, lines and shading
  • Simple number formats
  • Using the Format Painter

Basic printing

  • Using print preview
  • Margins and orientation
  • Scaling (fitting to a page)
  • Printing the selected cells

Worksheets

  • Inserting/deleting sheets
  • Moving and copying sheets
  • Moving between sheets
  • Linking sheets with formulae

Covered if time allows If time

Charts

  • Selecting data
  • Quick ways to create charts
  • Changing the chart type
  • Formatting and printing charts

Covered if time allows If time

Cell comments

  • Adding and editing comments
  • Printing comments

You should not attend this course if you're not already comfortable using Windows. The course uses Excel 365, although it will also be relevant for those using Excel 2016 or 2019.

Why Choose Us?

Sample customer feedback

Our thanks to everyone who agreed to share their thoughts (note that some of these reviews may be for our online courses).

"Great course, brilliant interaction, I've learnt a lot! The trainer was great!"

John Dwyer (Richmond Housing Partnership (RHP))

"An excellent trainer, clearly very knowledgeable and experienced in running the course. He was personable and witty, keeping it light but also quite firm to ensure we kept on track. The pace felt right, and I liked that there was in-person training, not just on-line; that helps me focus on learning as it's easier to get distracted when on-line. The support materials for reference afterwards are also very useful"

Karen Skinner (LifeArc)

"Very well taught as with other Wise Owl courses I've attended. "

Isobel Russ (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC, ex MHCLG))

"The course was really good, our trainer is an extremely friendly and knowledgeable person who made me feel comfortable when asking questions."

Nicola Mills (Greater Manchester Combined Authority (GMCA))

"The trainer was excellent, very knowledgeable and really easy to follow, with a great personality which made training, fun!"

Alex Radford (Marley Ltd)

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Scheduled Excel Introduction training dates

Here are the classroom Excel Introduction courses we have scheduled for the next 3 months:

Dates Days Venue Price Booking
Wednesday 31 August 2022 1 £550 Book places
Wednesday 02 November 2022 1 £550 Book places
Date(s) Venue
31/08
02/11

All prices exclude VAT. If you can't see the dates you want, ask us about running onsite Excel training at your offices (we'll even provide and set up the computers).

Other Microsoft Excel training resources

Excel exercises

Excel exercises

We've published all of our Microsoft Excel exercises online, so you can see whether you like our approach before booking an introductory Excel course (or any other, for that matter).

View Excel, Excel VBA or PowerPivot exercises

Excel videos

Excel videos

They are no substitute for classroom training face-to-face, but you may find our range of Excel training videos useful.

View Excel tips, Excel VBA - Basics, Microsoft Excel or PowerPivot videos

Excel skills assessment

Excel skills assessment

Find out how much you know (and how much you don't) by taking one of our Excel skills assessment tests online.

View Test your VBA knowledge or Test your Excel 365 skills skills assessment tests

Excel blogs

Excel blogs

Browse through our Excel blogs to see if you find any nuggets of information to inspire you.

View Excel, PowerPivot or VBA macros blogs

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