Excel - Introduction: 1 Day Essentials

This course may be delivered online - please see the course information box to confirm.

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

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

As a result of the government’s closure of schools and colleges, some of our courses will be delivered through remote learning including video conferencing, (using Skype, Zoom, Microsoft Teams) 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 learning resource team on We are here to help you.

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.