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An Introduction to Microsoft Excel
Beginners (SS-01)

Course Overview

The Introduction to Microsoft EXCEL course is one of a number of one-day courses we offer to those wishing to learn how to use Microsoft Office applications efficiently (including quick techniques and short cuts) and effectively to produce professional-looking documents.
On this course, delegates will learn how to create spreadsheets for different purposes and explore some of the functionality that makes a spreadsheet a powerful tool.  The course covers the basic of spreadsheets, including formatting columns, rows and cells, entering different types of data in cells, creating formulas to create calculations, sorting and filtering.

Who is the course for?

This course is aimed at:
  • anyone who needs to use Microsoft Excel in their workplace or in another context, including the home
  • administrators, personal assistants or other staff who have responsibility for producing documents such as letters, reports, newsletters, etc.

Content / Programme

This course takes place over one day (see below for timing and lunch arrangements) and during that time, delegates will learn how to:
  • create a spreadsheet for a specific purpose
  • enter and format data in cells in different ways, e.g. currency, dates
  • set up and format column and row headings, widths and heights
  • enter mathematical formulae into cells to create data relationships between cells
  • copy (replicate) a formulae to a range of cells
  • insert and delete columns and rows
  • use multiple sheets within a spreadsheet workbook and copy a worksheet to create another
  • create charts and graphs using the data in the spreadsheet
  • sort and filter data
  • print in different orientations, fitting the worksheet, rows, columns or selected area on a single page
  • define print titles and print areas
All participants will have access to a computer for the whole day. 
The version of Microsoft Word used on the day will be WORD 2019.

Assessment and Qualification

The course is not assessed or part of a qualification, although delegates will be given a 'certificate of completion' and self-assessment to track their progress during the day and encourage thinking about future learning.

Location, Timings and Facilities

  • The course will take place at our Trafford Park Centre, details of which can be found here.
  • The course will start at 9.30am and finish at 3.30pm.  There will be a break of 30 minutes during the day (usually about 12noon) for lunch).
  • Drinks (tea, coffee, water) will be provided on arrival, during mid-morning break and after lunch.
  • Lunch is not provided.  There are plenty of shops very close to the centre offering a range of lunchtime food.  There is a small eating space at the centre.  Delegates can, of course, bring their own lunch.  Food cannot be eaten in our IT Training Room, thank you.
  • There is free parking at the Centre.  The Centre can also be accessed by public transport.

Course Fees, Cost and Payment

  • This course can be booked by telephone (0161 848 9173) or via our Course Booking Form (select course SS-01 and your preferred date)
  • The cost of the course is £99.00
  • Payment can be made by Bank Transfer or via our STRIPE payment system.  Once we have confirmed your booking and provided your email address, we will send you an invoice which will include a link to the payments system and our bank account details and the reference you should use for payment.
  • If we do not have enough enrolments (we would normally expect a minimum of 3-4 participants) to run this course, we may offer you another date or a full refund if you have already paid the course fee.