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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 06 September 2021
  • 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).

"Really appreciate the accompanying manual for future reference."

Callum Walker (Cheshire East Council)

"Content very good. Visually good and easy to follow. Manuals and website useful for further information."

Melanie Utteridge (Suffolk New College / Easton and Otley College)

"Excellent course, will recommend to colleagues."

Andy Clapham (Derbyshire County Council)

"Trainer really helpful and informative. Content great - covered lots in enough detail."

Lyndsey Thiele (Department of Health)

"Everyone I have interacted with from Wise Owl has been very professional yet still very friendly. I thought the course would be quite daunting but the trainer made it very enjoyable and accessible! My colleague received training a while ago and highly recommended this course and he also loved his experience with Wise Owl! I'm excited to start my other course next week."

Kim McCord (LICC (The London Institute for Contemporary Christianity))

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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
Monday 06 September 2021 1 £245 Book places
Tuesday 05 October 2021 1 £345 Book places
Monday 18 October 2021 1 £245 Book places
Thursday 11 November 2021 1 £245 Book places
Thursday 18 November 2021 1 £345 Book places
Date(s) Venue
06/09
05/10
18/10
11/11
18/11

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).

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