WiseOwl Training - Established 1992 Wise Owl Training

Established May 1992
30 years in business
Wise Owl Training
30 years in business
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Classroom training -  Excel Introduction

Online Training

Excel Introduction

Live online training course - classroom version also available

£395 + 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)
15 Aug 09:30-16:30 £395 Book
13 Sep 09:30-16:30 £395 Book
11 Oct 09:30-16:30 £395 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 6 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 6 Wise Owl trainers
  • 520 references viewable online

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):

"Very informative classes and the teacher was able to answer my questions and explain with various examples how to accomplish this. Fellow colleague recommended the course."

Jack Wright (SMB Group (Stephenson & Brooksby Melton College))

"Our trainer was friendly and a great trainer. Would highly recommend this training."

Daisy Holdaway (STMicroelectronics (R&D) Ltd)

"I always find your courses and trainers excellent and this was no exception! I thoroughly enjoyed the course and content and look forward to liaising with you in the future."

Gillian Maxfield (Stockton Riverside / Bede 6th Form / NETA )

"The whole team at WiseOwl were great! With some technical problems our end, I can only thank them for their perseverance with getting their training course delivered to their standard high quality. Our trainer was super friendly, funny and very, very knowledgeable. Everything you want from someone running a 2 day course. He was engaging throughout, and built a very good relationship with the team very quickly. This meant the training was fun for all and invaluable in terms of the skills and knowledge shared. Having previously attended a course from WiseOwl, I knew that picking another one would be of equal quality. The team were about to get stuck into complex excel modelling, therefore, being able to create a bespoke course for the business modelling, to cover some advanced features was super important."

Matthew Nash (Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities (DLUHC, ex MHCLG))

"Overall a very enjoyable, very informative and easy to follow course with a good link between the training and exercises. The pack sent out was excellent and couldn't speak highly enough of our trainer who was always on hand at the end of session/break and lunch to run through any additional questions."

Darren Waters (Valuation Office Agency)

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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 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.