Excel - Introduction: 1 Day Essentials

Create basic spreadsheets for presenting, analysing, sharing and managing information effectively.

Course Content

Getting started- the benefits and uses of spreadsheets and basic terminology
Entering and editing data- creating workbooks, entering and editing formula, labels and values.
Modifying Worksheets- copying data and formulas, using absolute references, inserting and deleting ranges.
Using Functions- Autosum, Average, Min and Max
Formatting worksheets- formatting text, rows and columns
Creating Charts- modifying and printing charts

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on the start date of the course.

Suitable for complete beginners but basic knowledge of computers needed.

First Class Requirements

You can progress to:
Excel Intermediate
Office Skills accredited course
Another Microsoft Office short course

Assessment Methods

Course fee includes
Training booklet
Certificate of completion

If you have any further questions please contact:

Additional Information

If you are booking and paying for the course yourself
you can enrol directly online or in person at one of our centres at PK or CL

If your employer is paying for you or you are an employer wishing to pay for your staff

Please email stating:
1.The course code and title
2. The names of the learners and the total fee you are paying
3. The name and contact details for invoicing
We will then contact you to confirm your booking.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.