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Intermediate Excel

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£250 + VAT (where applicable)

One day (09:30 to 16:30 UK time)

If you've got the hang of the basics of using Excel, perhaps it's time to fledge your wings?  This one-day course will allow you to extend what you can do in Excel, by teaching you how to:

  • Test condtiions using the IF function
  • Use absolute cell references (using the $ sign) to fix cells in formuale
  • Use range names to reference cells by name, rather than by cell reference
  • Sort and filter tables of data
  • Apply formatting to numbers and dates
  • Protect your work using data validation and protection

... And more besides!

Course schedule

Here are our next few online Excel Intermediate course dates:

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
07 Aug 09:30-16:30 £250 Book
07 Sep 09:30-16:30 £250 Book
14 Oct 09:30-16:30 £250 Book
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Got a handful of like-minded people in your organisation? You could consider creating your own customised online course to run on a date convenient to you).

Course Contents

The contents of this course are as follows:

Absolute references

  • Absolute cell references
  • Using the $ sign

Range names

  • Creating range names
  • Editing/deleting range names

Conditional formulae

  • Creating a single =IF formula
  • Using =SUMIFS and =COUNTIFS
  • Combining conditions

Conditional formatting

  • Creating cell rules
  • Managing cell rules
  • Viewing conditional formats
  • Data bars and icon sets

Basic tables

  • Using a spreadsheet as a table
  • Sorting table data
  • Filtering table data
  • Table styles (a warning!)

Advanced printing

  • Layout versus Preview tab
  • Print areas and print titles
  • Setting/removing page breaks
  • Headers, footers and page numbering

Formatting numbers and dates

  • Standard number formats
  • Hiding cell contents
  • Date formats

Working with dates

  • Using series fill
  • Using dates in formulae
  • TODAY and NOW

Covered if time allows If time

Data validation

  • Setting validation rules
  • Input and error messages
  • Highlighting validated cells
  • Circling invalid data

Covered if time allows If time

Protection

  • How protection works
  • Unlocking cells
  • Turning protection on for a worksheet
  • Protecting the whole workbook

You can download a PDF file giving the course contents.

Benefits of our online training

Here are some reasons to choose Wise Owl online courses:

  • Maximum of 5 people per class
  • Excellent colour courseware manual posted to you in advance
  • Pre-course set-up included in the days before the course
  • No need to install any software on your computer
  • All courses given by one of our 7 full-time Wise Owl trainers

What other people have said

Many thanks to those listed below for kindly agreeing to let us use their names. All of the reviews are from the last 3 calendar years (although some may be for classroom courses):

"Really enjoyed the course. Great pace. Learnt loads of useful tips. Looking forward to advanced course. Great website."

Nicola Leah (Shell International Trading and Shipping Company Ltd.)

"Loved the course, like it being a small group as I found it easy to get help when needed. Colleagues came on a PBI course earlier this year and recommended."

Amanda Wilding (ReAssure UK Services Limited)

"Useful content & well delivered. Already had staff attend course, good feedback from them."

Jamie Smith (HMI Probation)

"Was the only one on the course, so fab 1:1 training. Reviews are very good."

Christine Lee (British Council)

"Good content delivered in an easy-to-understand manner, without over-complicating. Been on previous courses & good experience, so natural progression."

Daniel Gates (ICE Futures Europe)

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How our live online training courses work

We've published a full summary of what it's like to attend a Wise Owl course online - here are the main things you need to know.

What you'll need

You'll need three things for the course:

  1. A computer (obviously) running Windows.
  2. A good internet connection.
  3. A microphone and (ideally) webcam.

In addition you'll find the course very difficult without an additional monitor (so that you can participate in the course on one screen, and use the software you're learning on the other).

What will happen when you book a place

Within a few hours of your booking a place on one of our online courses, we'll be in touch to get you set up correctly.  This usually takes about half an hour, and can be done at any mutually convenient date/time.

A few days before your course begins you'll receive a parcel in the post containing:

  • A full colour courseware manual;
  • An exercise booklet to go with the course; and
  • A USB stick containing the files for the course, should you need a back-up.

Your parcel will even include a Wise Owl Sheaffer biro (they're good; trust us) and pad.

What you won't need

You won't need to install any software at all on your computer.  This is because:

  • you'll use Windows Remote Desktop to connect to our computers, and these will have all of the necessary files and software installed; and
  • we use Teams for our online training, which you can run through most modern browsers.
On and after the course

On the day of the course itself you will be able to join the course up to half an hour before it begins. This will give you time to:

  • familiarise yourself with the set-up;
  • meet your trainer; and
  • get to know the other delegates!

After the course finishes you'll receive an electronic certificate proving your attendance (we will gladly send a paper copy on request also).

You can see full details of exactly how our online courses work here.