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Beginners Excel Training Training

The Excel course yesterday was superb. I was concerned that it might be a bit too basic, but I learned a huge amount. I have to compliment Maggie on her amazing ability to challenge those of us who have been using Excel for a while, whilst at the same time ensuring that complete beginners weren't left behind - she was great!

Alison Naylor - Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust

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Microsoft Excel, the workhorse of the office, has a wide range of functions. From tracking simple to-do lists, to tracking the process of projects and managing large and complex financial reports and company accounts it's a very malleable tool.

Beginners Microsoft Excel Training

Excel is an extremely powerful Microsoft Office spreadsheet application designed to save you time - and most users do not realise the full range of functionality available to them.

Our Excel training course for beginners helps you discover the application's capabilities while working through exercises to create simple worksheets.

We also provide private and in-company Microsoft Excel courses. Call us on +44 (0)1273 622272 to discuss.

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What are the objectives of the Beginners Excel Training training course?

This introductory Excel training course will provide you with:

  • A working understanding of the basic features of MS Excel
  • Confidence to use Excel on a daily basis
  • Knowledge of functions and formulae to save time and reduce workload

Who’s the Beginners Excel Training Course intended for?

Anyone struggling to work with Excel daily or who wants to start using it but has no previous experience.

Course Feedback

The pace of the Excel Training was very good and there was lots of opportunity to practice and consolidate learning.

Hazel Henderson - ES Downs & Weald PCT

Clear and concise teaching, refreshed my knowledge of Excel, friendly atmosphere, taught in a relaxed manner, but still taught everything that was expected.

Peter Manville - Shoreham Port Authority

Lots of new things to learn. I think I have increased my usage of Excel from 10% of its capacity to nearly 50%!

Anya Ledwith - Carbon Clear Limited

Good exercises to practice, good workbook, good facilities and a small group.

Rebecca Fallon - Efficiency Direct Ltd

The course was very helpful, it covered all aspects of what a beginner should know. We had plenty of time to practice ourselves and Sandy gave us help if we needed it. She has very good knowledge of Excel and helped us in all we needed to know. Overall a very good course to participate in. Thank you.

Ella Buckland - C Brewers & Sons

The course was presented by Sandy in a lighthearted but precise manner, making everyone feel comfortable asking for help.

Tracy Pritchett - Paxton Access Ltd

This was pitched exactly right (even for oldies like me). Thoroughly enjoyed learning new ways of working and learning new things i.e. pivot tables.

Barbara Bone - First Natural Brands Ltd

Such a great course, with a fantastic tutor. So surprised with how much I've learnt, so worth it and would definitely recommend.

Emma M - First Natural Brands Ltd

Excellent course providing everything you need to know about Excel for beginners. Highly recommended!

Helen Callaghan - First Natural Brands Ltd

This course was very helpful and I have left feeling much more confident. It will allow me to progress further in my career.

Grace Fowler - First Natural Brands Ltd

The Microsoft Excel training has left me with a very strong knowledge of the basic functionality of Excel. I look forward to putting this new knowledge into practice.

Nathan Clements - Blind Veterans UK

Maggie was an exceptional tutor who was attentive and patient. I was worried I may be too inexperienced for the beginners course but she made me feel comfortable with my prior knowledge and eager to learn more.

Katie Simpson - University of Sussex

This course caters for experience and new users alike, with all able to understand at a pace that suits. Very well instructed. I will book the next level course as soon as I get the chance, and of course be recommending.

Rover Cooper - C Brewers & Sons

I've had a brilliant day, Maggie is very personable and really knows her stuff. The other candidates were lovely and friendly. I really enjoyed the course having been nervous at the start.

Linda Watson - NAHT

A welcoming and informal enviroment with a friendly tutor, jam packed with moments where you say "I wish I had known that 3 years ago!".

Chris Kirk - Blind Veterans UK

An excellent all round overview of subject.

Mark Pollock - Legal and General Assurance Society Ltd

Excellent training on Excel. The trainer managed to quickly adapt the course to fit the needs of the group. Couldn't fault it and came away looking forward to using Excel tomorrow.

Lesley Garven - Blind Veterans UK

Beginners Excel Training Training Course Content

Introduction to Excel

  • The Excel Screen
  • Using the Ribbon
  • The quick Access Toolbar
  • Saving, Opening, Closing a Workbook
  • Moving around the Worksheet

Entering Data

  • Entering, editing and deleting data
  • Undo and Redo
  • Filling Cells
  • Cut, Copy and Paste
  • Using the Windows Clipboard

Working with Rows and Columns

  • Inserting and Deleting Columns and Rows
  • Change Column Width & Row Height
  • Hide and Un-Hide Columns

Formatting Cells

  • Highlighting Methods
  • Formatting Text & Numbers
  • Alignment of Cells
  • Merging Cells
  • Wrapping Text
  • Borders and Shading

Working with Worksheets

  • Renaming Worksheets
  • Inserting Worksheets
  • Move and Copy Worksheets
  • Delete Worksheets


  • How to use the AutoFill Handle
  • Using AutoFill to Copy Sequence
  • Using AutoFill to Replicate
  • Customer AutoFill Lists

Viewing Data

  • Zooming a Workbook
  • Freezing Panes
  • Splitting a Window

Using Formulae and Functions

  • How to Enter a Formula
  • What are Functions
  • Using Sum/Average/Max/Min
  • Copying Formulas
  • Relative and Absolute References


  • Setting up the Page for Printing
  • Using Different Views
  • Adding Headers and Footers
  • Using Print Titles
  • Setting and Clearing Print Areas

Simple Charts

  • Creating Simple Charts
  • Changing Chart Type
  • Formatting a Chart


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Course Details

  1. Course Title

    Beginners Excel Training

  2. Duration

    1 Day

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