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Excel

Microsoft Excel is the world’s most popular spreadsheet program. This course is suitable for beginner to intermediate level. Over 10 self-paced lessons you'll learn how to format your spreadsheet to best display your information, handle simple and complex formulas, insert charts, learn how to insert functions such as IFERROR and much much more.

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Is this for you?

Such is the nature of this versatile spreadsheet programme this training is be ideal for those in any number of careers. For instance if you need to maintain customer data, manage accounts, maintain budgets (both business and personal); this course really will help save you time and effort and could even help you present your information in a more user-friendly way. 

Award and Associated Qualifications

Awarded 24 CPD points upon successful completion

Start Date

Flexible

Study Type

In centre, online, or a combination

Training Type

course

Duration

24 hours

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About this course

Microsoft Excel is the world's most popular spreadsheet program; learning how to use the software with Pitman Training shows that you've taken one of the best Excel courses available.

Our Microsoft Excel course is very flexible – you will have the freedom to take the Excel lessons at your own pace, based at one of our handy town or city centre locations, with support on hand should you need it. 

This Excel course comprises several lessons, which provide a detailed but manageable study programme, so you can be confident about your new skills in the workplace.

Having completed your Microsoft Excel course, you could add Microsoft PowerPoint and Word to your list of achievements. Or you could give your career a serious boost by completing one of our highly respected diplomas, for example our Bookkeeping Diploma or our Microsoft Office Diploma, which could help maximise your career potential.

Comprising ten lessons this course covers areas such as creating worksheets, formatting text, simple and complex formulas; handling rows and columns, autocomplete, using styles, headers and footers, average, max and min functions and using charts.

The 2010 and 2013 courses are very similar in structure. Below is a break down of the lessons included in the Excel 2013 course: -

Lesson One: Opening the Excel 2013 program, identifying the elements of the opening screen, creating a worksheet with text and numbers, entering addition formulas, adjusting column widths, using the SUM function in a formula, using the AutoSum feature, editing text and numbers, navigating a workbook and worksheets, saving, naming and closing a workbook, opening an existing workbook, exiting Excel.

Lesson Two: Applying bold, italic and underline formats, changing font type and size, using the mini toolbar, changing the font colour, selecting and formatting cells ranges, selecting columns and rows, aligning cell contents horizontally, using merge and centre, applying number formats, printing the active worksheet, creating a new folder, saving a workbook with a different name and file type, viewing files in the open dialog box, using AutoFill, entering formulas for subtraction, multiplication, division and percentages.

Lesson Three: Inserting and deleting rows and columns, hiding and unhiding rows and columns, minimising the ribbon, modifying column widths and row heights, aligning cell contents vertically, wrapping and indenting text, applying a fill colour, applying borders, undo and redo, moving and copying cell contents using drag and drop, moving and copying cell contents using cut, copy and paste, copying formats using format painter, clearing formats.

Lesson Four:  Using AutoComplete, changing text orientation, selecting non-adjacent data, freezing and unfreezing panes horizontally and vertically, using Zoom, page break preview, page layout view, naming a worksheet, inserting and deleting a worksheet, repositioning worksheets, using the count function, saving a workbook as a template, creating a workbook from a template, online templates.

Lesson Five:  Using styles to format a worksheet, creating a custom cell style, using themes to format a workbook, creating and saving a custom theme, deleting a custom theme, page orientation, adjusting margins and scaling, centring the sheet horizontally and vertically, print preview and print a worksheet, viewing/hiding gridlines and row and column headings, printing gridlines and row and column headings, setting and clearing a print area, using COUNT, AVERAGE, MAX and MIN functions, using Quick  Analysis, sorting columns in ascending and descending order.

Lesson Six:  Inserting and formatting headers and footers, inserting header and footer codes including date, page number and file name,  copying and pasting data between worksheets, grouping and formatting multiple worksheets, switching between workbooks, viewing multiple workbooks, inserting and applying styles to a column, line and pie chart, using recommended charts, changing chart type.

Lesson Seven:  Creating more complex formulas, calculating percentages, making a cell reference absolute and knowing when this is needed, displaying all formulas on a worksheet, customising and viewing calculations in the status bar, the insert function dialog box, using the NOW, TODAY and IF functions, the function library, adding, viewing and editing comments, adding and deleting a button on the Quick Access toolbar.

Lesson Eight:  Displaying a hidden worksheet, using the PMT and FV functions, recognising errors, using the IFERROR function, creating 3D formulas.

Lesson Nine:  Inserting column, line and pie charts, moving a chart to a new worksheet, add, reposition and remove chart elements,  adding and removing a data table, switching chart rows/columns, changing chart layout options, selecting and formatting chart elements , inserting sparklines, inserting moving, resizing and rotating pictures, making picture ‘corrections’ and applying picture styles and effects, aligning multiple objects, inserting and formatting WordArt, inserting and modifying shapes, creating and modifying SmartArt.

 

Lesson Ten: Using Spell check text in a worksheet, using Filter to display specific data, finding and replacing text and formats within a worksheet, saving a workbook as a web page,  inserting and using hyperlinks in a worksheet, using conditional formatting in a worksheet, customising the ribbon.

Aims and Objectives

Microsoft Excel is one of the most commonly used spreadsheet programmes, whether used in businesses for customer data and accounting purposes or at home for household budgets. Having proven skills in this software will demonstrate to employers that you have had practical, hands-on experience and give you full confidence in your ability to navigate your way around the software with ease.

If you are looking to gain a qualification, this course is designed to prepare you for the City & Guilds Spreadsheet Processing Techniques Intermediate Exam, MCAS test and ECDL Advanced Spreadsheet exam.

Pre-Requisites

There are no pre-requisites required for this course.

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: - 

 

Self-Funded: 

  • 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

Excel is utilised across a vast range of careers. Some of the most common we come across are Office Administration and PA roles and finances roles such as Bookkeeping, Finance Assistant. 

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