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Microsoft Excel


You will learn how to create and amend Excel spreadsheets to store and manipulate data which can be used for both personal and business purposes.

Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to introduce you to the most important features of Microsoft Excel, to reinforce what you already know about how to use a computer and to build your confidence.  By the end of the course you should be able to produce and edit spread-sheets for home and office use.  

You will learn:

You will also learn about the wide range of uses that spreadsheets can be used for.

A workbook is provided containing exercises to give hands-on experience and general information. This is yours to keep.


You should have attended the Starting off with Windows course or Getting more from Windows course, or have a basic knowledge of computers, including the mouse and keyboard.

Course Structure

Six weeks x2 hours

Lesson 1   Introduction to Excel

Lesson 2  Short cuts, Styles and Formatting

Lesson 3  Formatting numbers and
Using templates

Lesson 4  More about formulae and the Look of the spreadsheet

Lesson 5   Dates and Percentages

Lesson 6   Charts

Next course

The next course, Further Excel, will extend your skills of the program.