This course is aimed at regular users of Excel who are familiar with the basics and who need to broaden their knowledge of Excel.


On completion of this course, attendees will be able to: create and apply formulas that include statistical, logical, lookup and date functions; apply formatting based on conditions; work across multiple sheets; write formulas to link sheets and workbooks; use a variety of tools to manage and extract data from lists; create a basic PivotTable to summarise data; create and modify charts.


Attendees should have attended our Excel Foundation course or have equivalent knowledge. Before attending this course, attendees must be confident with creating basic formulas (+-/*), use of AUTOSUM, copying formulas and an awareness of $ within formulas.


Courses are delivered in 2010, 2013, 2016, 2019 & O365

What will I learn?

Introduction to Named Ranges

  • Recap on absolute cell references (the use of the $ sign in formulas)
  • Define Named Cell Ranges
  • Edit and Delete Named Ranges
  • Use Named Ranges in Formulae

Further Formulae and Functions

  • Introduction to the IF function
  • Introduction to the VLOOKUP function
  • Calculate dates with NOW and TODAY functions

Work with Multiple Sheets and Workbooks

  •  Group and ungroup worksheets
  • Organise windows
  • Link formulas across worksheets and workbooks
  • Edit links

Work with Data Lists

  • Multi Criteria Sort and filter
  • Use Find and Replace
  • Work with the “Format as a table” feature
  • Create automatic Subtotals

Introduction to Conditional Formatting

  • Cell Rules
  • Apply Top-Bottom Rules
  • Apply Data bars, Gradient Fills, Icon Sets

Introduction to PivotTables

  • Create a PivotTable from an Excel data list
  • Add/remove/reorganise data fields
  • View data in more detail
  • Change how values are summarised
  • Refresh data/change data source
  • Filter PivotTable with Slicers
  • Create and modify a Pivot Chart


  • Create and modify charts such as Pie, Column & Line
  • Format charts to enhance their presentation
  • Print charts

Working with Sparklines

  • Create, format and delete Sparklines

How we deliver

Training can be delivered in either of the following ways:

  • Online

    Online training is ideal if you have staff in different geographical locations who have the same Microsoft or Adobe training requirements.

    Our expert trainers can deliver Watch and Learn sessions to up to 100 people. Alternatively, they can produce an interactive session that allows delegates to complete practical exercises within the Microsoft or Adobe apps of your choosing.

  • Face to face

    Choose from one or half day training sessions or our popular 90-minute Sprint sessions, which can be delivered in your offices or at another location of your choice.

    All we need is a room with a table and chairs and we look after the rest. We can even provide laptops and a projector should you not have spare IT equipment to use.

Sprint learning

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Each Sprint Session follows a 90-minute format for ultra-focused team learning.

Pick a topic, tell us what you want to achieve from your session, and we’ll put together a short, fun, entirely bespoke programme that meets the needs of your team.

Designed to cater for 10-15 delegates at a time

Developed by our team to cover the subject matter of your choice

Delivered online or face-to-face

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