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Classroom training -  Excel Introduction

Classroom Training

Excel Introduction

Classroom training course - online version also available

£245 + VAT for most venues (£345 + 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 (COVID restrictions allowing).

Course details

  • Locations for Excel Introduction coursesPossible locations:London, Manchester, Online
  • Next Excel Introduction course locationNext classroom course:Mon 23 November 2020
  • Excel Introduction course timesTime:10.00-16.30

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).

"Very good organisation and pace. Very easy to stay engaged and focused. "

Roberto Roselli (Waltham Forest Council)

"It was great going through the manual at the same time as the training as I could make the appropriate comments in the right place."

Claire Burton (RAC)

"Well structured, interesting and just the right level of excel humour."

Dan Charlish (Tech21)

"Trainer was great at delivering a complex course."

Sradha Shah (Hertfordshire Constabulary)

"The trainer was very patient and clear during training. The manual and exercise books and USB will be useful to remember what I've learned."

Kadija Saidi (Surrey County Council)

There are lots more where these came from (or just refresh this page to change the quotes shown).

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
Monday 23 November 2020 1 £245 Book places
Monday 11 January 2021 1 £245 Book places
Monday 01 March 2021 1 £245 Book places
Friday 09 April 2021 1 £245 Book places
Thursday 10 June 2021 1 £245 Book places
Monday 26 July 2021 1 £245 Book places
Monday 23 August 2021 1 £245 Book places
Date(s) Venue
23/11
11/01
01/03
09/04
10/06
26/07
23/08

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 current Excel skills or Test your VBA knowledge 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, Power BI - Excel or VBA macros blogs

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