Excel – Macros and VBA (with Lab) - Pitman UK

Is This Course for You?

This course is for those who are interested in learning how to use Microsoft’s programming language, VBA, to create macros that can help automate repetitive tasks, streamline processes, and enhance data analysis within Excel.

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 20 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date
Study Type
In centre, online, or a combination
Training Type
Around 20 hours

About This Course

Macros are recorded sequences of commands that can be replayed to perform specific tasks automatically. Essentially, macros allow Excel users to automate repetitive tasks, such as formatting cells, entering data, performing calculations, or even generating reports. Macros can be created, edited, and enhanced using Microsoft’s Visual Basic for Applications (VBA) programming language.

In this course, you’ll learn how to record, save, and run macros, and how to work in the Visual Basic Editor (VBE) to clean up recorded code, debug code during development to locate issues, and enhance macros with coding constructs, user feedback and inputs, and error-handling techniques.

By the end of the course, you will be able to combine recorded actions with manually written VBA code to create powerful macros in Excel that automate tasks and manipulate data, enhancing your productivity and efficiency.


Module 1: Essential Background

Module 2: Getting Started with Macros in Excel

Module 3: Getting Started with VBA

Module 4: Debugging: Entry Level

Module 5: Variables

Module 6: Debugging: Advanced

Module 7: Coding Constructs

Module 8: User Feedback and Inputs

Module 9: Error-Handling Techniques

Module 10: User-Defined Functions (UDFs)

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Aims and Objectives

The aim of this course is to introduce you to key concepts in macro development and enhancement using the VBA programming language.


Excel Expert or a good command of Excel with some prior knowledge of coding.

Finance Options

Wherever possible our training is tailored to your needs. The cost of our training programmes depend on the course(s) you choose and varies according to duration and breadth. Rest assured we have a number of payment options available to ensure the cost of training is affordable and can be worked alongside your other financial commitments. Common ways people fund their training include: –


  • Flexible payment plans to help you spread the cost* available at many of our centres;
  • You could opt to pay upfront.

Company Funded:

Requesting funding from your employers needn’t be a daunting task. Many employers support and encourage their employees with their professional development and consider it a worthwhile investment to fund any training required.

What we can help with:

  • Providing a comprehensive training programme outlining learning outcomes
  • Tailored personnel letters
  • Communication with finance departments to arrange payment options (upfront or payment plan*).

Funding & Grants:

There may be the opportunity to apply for funded grants that can help towards the cost of training. These include the Skills Development Scotland ITAs and the ReAct programme in Wales. All schemes will have different terms and conditions that will need to be met in order to qualify for a grant and these are managed by each individual centre.

We’d recommend you speak to a Course Advisor in your local centre to find out whether they are registered to offer any such schemes and discuss your requirements further.

* Terms and Conditions apply. Speak to a Course Advisor for full information on the options available to you.

Career Path

If you’re working toward a career that involves data analysis, process automation, or software customization, having a strong command of VBA and being able to create effective macros will be an essential part of your toolkit.

What's the Difference?

We offer a range of training packages in a range of subject areas and can offer blended learning opportunities to best meet your needs.

Our courses are practical in nature and focus on a single subject and can last anywhere from a few hours to a few days.

Diplomas are designed to give you a complete skillset mapped to a specific career path and contain a number of core and elective courses.