Introduction to Microsoft Excel

Microsoft Excel is a key competency that supports many day to day functions in an organisation.

A working knowledge of this application  is important  for most employees operating  in a business Environment. Microsoft Excel is one of the most used applications, across a wide variety of sectors. Having staff that are effective, proficient and efficient in their work will support the smooth running of your business and will support your staff to become more productive.

For classroom training sessions, the Chamber provide a training laptop to use for the duration of the course.

Course Overview

You’ve been asked to enter data in Excel 2010, but you’ve never worked with Excel. Where do you begin?  Or perhaps you have worked in Excel a few times, but you still wonder how to carry out some of the basic functions — creating, saving or printing a workbook, how to enter different kinds of data, how to edit data, creating a basic formula, or how to add, edit or delete a cell, columns or row. This is the place to learn the skills you need to work in Excel, quickly.


Working knowledge of Microsoft Windows processes and minimum knowledge of computer usage is essential.

 Course Objectives

By the end of this course delegates will know:

  • The procedure for creating Excel workbooks
  • Methods of editing contents within a cell or workbook
  • Best practice in formatting processes
  • How to create a basic formula
  • How to print your spreadsheets
  • The steps to create, open and save a workbook
  • Use of the screen layout
  • The procedure to create relative and absolute reference within a formula
  • Methods to align and fill cells
  • Freezing and hiding columns
  • Applying conditional formatting
  • Methods of editing page size and printing workbook

Business Impact

  • Improved productivity
  • Practical skills that delegates can implement immediately.
  • Continuous staff development
  • Time saver

Your Course Tutor

John Legge (BSc (hons) in Computational Science, MIITT, MBCS) has a wealth of experience working as an IT consultant and trainer within the UK. He has worked extensively for many blue chip companies, especially in the manufacturing arena. Within the last few years he has developed courses and run public and one to one IT training in Microsoft Products for a variety of companies, and especially for the H&W Chamber Of commerce. He is a TAP qualified trainer and member of the Institute of IT Trainers.

What Our Customers Say

” The small course group made it very focused & personal to our own needs. I found the course to be very practical rather than flicking through manuals. For average Excel users, this was very useful, totally relevant & is already being used in the workplace. The trainer provided excellent delivery. ” Andy Wyeth – NatWest Bank

What Next?

  • Intermediate Microsoft Excel
  • Advanced Excel
  • Excel Master Class


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