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Excel Introduction

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£195 + VAT (where applicable)

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

This online course will give you a gentle introduction to Microsoft's ever-popular spreadsheet program (it doesn't matter whether you're using Excel 2016, 2019 or 365).  You'll learn how to:

  • Get started with creating spreadsheets in Excel
  • Create and copy basic formulae
  • Format your worksheets so that they look more interesting
  • Print out your work; and
  • Create basic charts to illustrate your figures

You don't need any experience to attend this course, although you should be comfortable using Windows and a mouse.  Note that this course is NOT suitable for those using Excel on a Mac.

Course schedule

Here are our next few online Excel Introduction course dates:

Dates Times Price (excl. VAT)
18 Nov 09:30-16:30 £195 Book
27 Jan 09:30-16:30 £195 Book
25 Mar 09:30-16:30 £195 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:

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 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):

"Great support material. Taught in a very digestible/relatable manner. "

Stephanie Gibb (FIS (WorldPay))

"Enjoyed (all 3) courses very much; well paced and delivered. Friendly/approachable trainer. Help when needed but also able to puzzle my way through when I wanted. Interesting subject & look forward to using/developing it."

Amanda Gilby (Coloplast Ltd)

"The trainer was brilliant. Examples with comments, manual and exercise book also super helpful for future reference."

George Kelly (CFC Underwriting)

"Very useful course, with an excellent & knowledgeable trainer."

Oliver Edwards (FIS (WorldPay))

"Fantastic courses with an engaging trainer. Content and pace was perfect."

Andrew Witt (Coloplast Ltd)

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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 (free for UK bookings) 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.